Hello. I’m David

I’m cur­rent­ly work­ing at iSat Ltd as a social media con­sul­tant in addi­tion to occa­sion­al free­lance projects and I also enjoy writ­ing. I have solid expe­ri­ence in com­put­er game design, web devel­op­ment, SEO, visu­al and writ­ten con­tent cre­ation, 3D mod­el­ling, pro­gram­ming, media the­o­ry and mar­ket­ing.
I’m also learn­ing the Python pro­gram­ming lan­guage and I’m writ­ing a book called ‘Cop­per Blood’.

 

Recent News:

 


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Ven­ture into the dry­lands avail­able on Kindle now.


I have been attend­ing the Gym now for more than a year and my dads been going for 6 months and has already lost a stone and a half. In this post I’ve shared a few tips on get­ting start­ed at the gym as well as a diet that works.


E4osaurus’ — E Stings Competition entry

My entry for the E4 E Stings Com­pe­ti­tion.

The clip above was cre­at­ed for the E Stings Com­pe­ti­tion using 3DSMAX.

 

Excerpts from Copper Blood, a book by David Beck.

Cop­per Blood is going well. I have writ­ten anoth­er 15000 words and I love writ­ing the sto­ry!

The books cur­rent­ly called Cop­per Blood, its set in a dystopi­an future and cen­tres around a spe­cial 17-year-old called Sam who has spent his whole life in a self-con­tained board­ing school called the Eden Acad­e­my. Sam has to sink or swim when he’s forced out of his school by a ter­ror­ist attack on the build­ing. Sam explores this strange new world where the gap between the rich and the poor is huge; where glob­al gov­er­nance has bro­ken down and where a secret war waged in the shad­ows. Sam also has a secret that could cost him his life.


I’m aim­ing for about 90,000 to 110,000 words, Here are some ear­ly excerpts:

Sam wasn’t sure if he was dream­ing… he didn’t even know if he was awake, but he did know some­thing… or some­one was at the door. His heart thumped in his chest and his body froze in ter­ror. His eyes were eyes wide with fear as he stared at the door. Did he hear a knock or did he dream it? Images of the cyborgs were still run­ning through his head. Sam remem­bered the sub­dued fear Mr Mor­ris had tried to hide and that strange lady he had seen in the cor­ri­dor, could it be her at the door? Anoth­er three loud knocks rang through the door. Sam knew for sure some­one was there now.”

Sam turned off the light and laid back on the bed. Sleep didn’t find him as quick­ly this time after his night­mare. He won­dered who the lady in the cor­ri­dor was who peeked through the crack in her door. He felt sure that she had turned her light off ear­lier when he and Mor­ris were being escort­ed home by that androg­y­nous cyborg. A ter­ri­fy­ing rev­e­la­tion sud­den­ly dawned on him that made the hairs on his neck stand on end, the light Sam had seen flick­er off ear­lier was his light! He recount­ed the win­dows in his mind, his was the third win­dow on the third floor… his room. Some­one else; apart from Mr Mor­ris must have a key. Sam won­dered if he was safe; would this elu­sive per­son return when he was sleep­ing? He looked over at the steel table behind the door, it was lay­ing on its side and had been bolt­ed down; shot­gun shells at its base. Was some­one look­ing for the room’s for­mer occu­pant?”.

It’s still ear­ly days, but I’m start­ing to care about what hap­pens to the­se char­ac­ters.

Thank you for read­ing. Do you have an idea or a com­ment? I would love to hear from you on the con­tact page.

My Top 5 Games

Out of all the games I have played I have cho­sen five of my favorites. The­se have been judged ret­ro­spec­tive­ly on enjoy­ment, longevi­ty, impact and orig­i­nal­i­ty. why not tell me your top five through the con­tact page?

1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Zel­da 64 is my per­son­al favourite in the Zel­da fran­chise. It was gen­re-defin­ing and was the first 3D game in the Zel­da series. It com­bined artis­tic vision with bril­liant game design and a catchy sound­track and real­ly showed what the N64 could do. The game was good on so many lev­els; the sto­ry was charm­ing, unpre­dictable and immer­sive.

Fea­tures like the lock-on tar­get sys­tem, mul­ti­ple ways to use weapons, the Ocari­na and intu­itive con­trols gave the game such playa­bil­i­ty and the world the game cre­at­ed real­ly felt as if it was alive. The puz­zles sparked the synaps­es and the sto­ry and world grew suc­ces­sive­ly as the play­er solved puz­zles and advanced through the sto­ry. In terms of longevi­ty, this game last­ed ages; it did have an impact on me as I grew up. That’s why it’s num­ber one on the list.

2. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 4modern_warfare_3_07.w500

The rea­son­ing here is sim­ple: This is a bril­liant game which was well pol­ished and I still love play­ing mul­ti­play­er online to this day! Watch out for the MOAB!

3. Sonic Adventure 2son4

A tru­ly spec­tac­u­lar game which I first played while at school. There was poten­tial­ly month’s of game­play here for the com­ple­tion­ist and still to this day the con­trols are some of the best in any Son­ic game.

4. Halo combat evolvedhalo-combat-evolved-anniversary-cortana

I’ve enjoyed all the Halo games so had to include it here. I’ve been in quite a few tour­na­ments over the years. Halo 3 was prob­a­bly my favorite. Per­son­al­ly, build­ing on Halo 3 I’d  love to have seen more devel­op­ment of the AI so that they, and you would real­ly need to use more long-term plan­ning to win the day instead of just being a shooter.

5. Red Alert 33

This game was so fine­ly bal­anced I felt it almost super­seded chess. This, as well as Red Alert 2 are some of the finest real-time strat­e­gy games I’ve played.

Honorable mentions:

  • Deus Ex series
  • Civil­i­sa­tion 5
  • Son­ic 2
  • Super Sash Bros series
  • Half-Life 2
  • Coun­ter Strike
  • Fall­out series
  • World of War­craft
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Under­tale