Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Artist

I've put together an app for the HP TouchPad called "Halloween Artist". It was fun to develop, and it's even more fun to play with. It went from being an idea I was pretty sure I wouldn't have time for a week or two ago, to being available in the App Catalog as of yesterday.

Kids in particular love this thing. The idea is very simple: draw face shapes on a pumpkin, hit a "carve" button, and boom, your design gets cut into the pumpkin and has a nice flickering candle glow behind it. Undo if you mess up, save a JPEG file if you like the result.

There's a little demonstration here:
...and a young friend of mine doing some beta testing here:

This is, I guess, just the latest in my established line of cute Halloween projects. :^)


Chris said...

Nice! Hey Penduin! Remember me? I don't know if you remember me or not, but I'm Limelight from Flipnote Hatena. We used to chat for a while before you got busy with things XP I've been reading your blog for a while and finally decided to post a comment XD

Penduin said...

Hey Chris/Limelight! Glad to hear from you, I've been absolutely neglecting Flipnote Hatena ever since the 3DS came out... Maybe I'll get inspired to dust off the ol' DSi and scribble something up, I've been missing you and my other fellow animators. :^)

Chris said...

It's alright though, Hatena has been getting boring for me now, but I try post every once in a while. Ever since I started 10th grade, it's been a load of homework... Yeah, I saw that post that you got the 3DS! I, too, also got a 3DS; typing up this comment from my 3DS Browser right now! XD Hope ya don't mind if I scanned your Mii QR code ;) Did you become a 3DS Ambassador?
You can call me Chris or Lime, it's alright. I'll decide myself to call you either Penduin or Owen XP

Chrisinator said...

Oh hey btw, hope you don't mind if I ask, but do you want to exchange 3DS friend codes?

Penduin said...

Sure thing Chrisinator...
My 3DS friend code: 3351-4064-8989
And yes, I am a 3DS ambassador, which makes it four Zeldas in my 3DS at all times. :)

Chris said...

Thanks Owen! Here's my FC:
Hopefully, we both have the same wifi compatible 3DS games XD So how's it been?