Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

When I learnt that a Prince of Persia movie was being made, my initial response was one of trepidation. The track record for film adaptations of video games is not a pretty one. While some efforts have been decent (the Resident Evil and Silent Hill movies spring to mind), they weren’t exactly everything fans hoped they would be either. My concerns were eased somewhat when I discovered that Jerry Bruckheimer was on production duties for this one. Even if you are unfamiliar with the man’s name, chances are good that you are plenty familiar with his work; specifically, the rambunctious and highly enjoyable Pirates of the Caribbean movies. In the Director’s seat was Mike Newell, who’s previous work includes most notably the film adaptation of Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. What was most comforting however was learning that Jordan Mechner, the lead designer and writer on the original Sands of Time was responsible for the screenplay for the film adaptation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Recording Voices for Hedgewars

For some time now I have been producing voice packs for the open-source project Hedgewars. This is an article I originally wrote in response to a multitude of questions I received from Hedgewars community members. Chiefly people wanted to know how I go about producing these packs and what they can do to achieve similar effects.

Before I begin my explanation, I’d like to go on record by saying I am by no means a professional at this sort of thing. Anything I relay here is stuff I have learnt through my own research and experience. If you are interested in contributing voiceover work to Hedgewars, don’t be afraid to do your own research and experiment. While this work process works fine for me, you may find one that better suits you. With that all said, lets get to the good stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

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Coming to you LIVE!

It’s been a long time coming! After all the coding headaches and design conundrums I finally have a website to call my own! Welcome to the World of Sven ladies and gentlemen! Tell your friends!

In the days to come, I intend to write about all manner of things, whether it’s my opinion on the latest games, in-depth discussions about my work process when producing art, or the deeper musings I may have about life and its splendor.

To those of you who have interest in an unabashedly silly person like myself, this is your chance to learn more about the man known as Stephen Alexander.

But please, call me Sven. :)

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