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Posted by MindChamber - January 5th, 2020

Update: Its Robot Day!!

Excited to settle in this evening and take a peek at all the goodies!!

If you're not done, no worries, the deadline is 12midnight. eastern, so you got some time.

Ill be posting winners Sunday Afternoon on 8/30

UPdate Sunday: Still Deliberating.. this is gonna be a tough one. Give me till tonight to post winners.

Figure I might as well post this one early,give people some extra time. Same time as Last year August 26th!

Iet's keep it nice and tidy, Ill just be judging Art, animations and games. If the turn out is lean, then Audio peeps could throw in their hat as well. Though it would work best if they collab'd with some animators or game Dev'rs.. Since theres more time I have more breathing room to set a little more cash into this, Id only ask that whatever ya make, it was made between now and Robot Day:

Also make sure to tag your work "robotday2020". So I can search for submissions

1st place ..200 bux in PayPal and a year of NG Sub

2nd place..150 bux in PayPal and 1 year of NG sub

3rd place..50 bux in PayPal and 1 year of NG sub

if you already have a Subscription to NG yourself, we can just add another year, or link me to someone that I can gift to in your name.


Now Something Off-Topic but MindChamber related:


Over a decade ago I made a progress post showing the work that went into my MindChamber figure.. I want to use this post as my progress blog for my new Figure, which has been pretty much redesigned completely since then. The only difference is Ill be making him in 3D and printing out the pieces.. Im hoping that having Robot Day as a solid deadline, will keep me pushing foward until this bad boy is done..

Heres a really rough test print of his head.. Rotation sketches coming soon.



So keep an eye out for progress on this blog... Otherwise see ya on Robot Day!

Tiny MC Update Tried to work on the Torso this sunday, but wrestled more with my wacom drivers.. more hopefully this week..


In the story MC Was originally designed as a Mech, but his original body doesn't represent that well.. He needs to look like almost an empty husk when hes not 'occupied' with a Pilot

Getting there:



Posted by MindChamber - August 29th, 2019

Hey Guys!!

First I'd like to thank everyone that submitted a piece for Robot-Day.. It's a fun subject matter that is obviously near and dear to my heart, so it always is amazing to share that enthusiasm with others.. Its also a tiny way to give back to a site that still means the world to me even if I haven't been able to produce as much as I'd want to.

There were some really great submissions this year, it was tricky to settle down to 3. Just know I understand and appreciate the work that went into every submission, and if you didn't get placed just know this is all subjective, and I hope you had fun creating and keep creating.

1st ) TheDyingSun

2nd) Manunam

3rd) Quarl

[DM me your paypal email, or steam profile]


4th )P-Bot-SM 1 year Supporter

5th)PizzaBot 1 year Supporter

6th) like OverSeerer.1 yrSupporter

Honorable mentions



Done and Dusted




Thanks again guys, hope to do this again next year


Posted by MindChamber - July 30th, 2019

>>>>Winners Announced!<<<<<

I've been pretty bad at trying to keep this day going but I figured let's just keep pushing anyway.

I'm thinking August 26th..

Under a month before madness and several weeks after Clock day.. plus it's a Monday,so you can procrastinate right up until the weekend before!

Depending on the turnout, I'll only be judging art and animation/games this time, that way I'm not dragging out the announcement for winners, and it would be a great incentive audio guys to collaborate with an animator or game Dev.

1st place ..100 bux in PayPal or steam

2nd place..50 bux in PayPal or steam

3rd place..25 bux in PayPal or steam...

Just make sure you tag your stuff robotday2019. So I can find it..

Have fun!!

Let me know if you guys want me to make a thread in the forums



Posted by MindChamber - July 14th, 2019

Is that something anyone is interested this year?. @tom was thinking sometime in August.. I pitched the Idea of the 26th..

Curious what anyone else thinks.Its a month away.. .. Shouldnt interfere with Clock day, and would still be a month away from Madnessday.. I could throw in some prizes too.. nothing crazy though, Lol Im on a budget.

In the meantime check out this amazing short, has robots in it!



Posted by MindChamber - May 13th, 2018

Last Year Robot Day almost fell off the map,but thanks to the efforts of  EigiBeast, and the love and effort of a handful of artist who submitted some great work, we were able to keep RobotDay for 2017. Figured it's time I picked up the ball and ran with it this year. Its a great day that definitely deserves the push. So here we go. Let go for a 'Robot Day 2018!!
I'd like to keep the orginal day of July 10th, which only gives you two months to create, but think of the tight deadline as an opportunity to create some quality yet short, impactful art!. (always wanted to make a badass robot walkcycle? here's your chance!)

Just make sure to tag your art,cartoon, song,or game with ROBOTDAY2018
You'll notice Tom chose A Robot theme for the next round of jams. 
Consider Robot Day as a neat contest multiplier to the jam and double your chances!

As for Prizes:
1st Place: 100 RoboBux, 1 year supporter sub for NG
2nd Place:  SteamKey for a game (TBD),  1 year Supporter for NG
3rd Place: 1 year Supporter for NG

So what do you Say?  Are you guys down for some Robo-Artin"?
feel free to continue the discussion over at the forums 



Posted by MindChamber - February 17th, 2018

Even Though I have a 9-5 that can sometimes kill my nights, I wouldnt mind jaming on a small game, if its simple enough.

I actually have this unused Samurai A  vector sprite that's collecting dust..just needs a few changes and some color swaps... I was thinking basically of a runner type game,  where you jump on enemies, jump over fire pits,  etc. and maybe air  attack-combo floating enemies to keep you going over  large firey pits.

take a look at the sprite, and let me know here

Posted by MindChamber - December 10th, 2017

Sup all, Happy Robot Day to all.. Threw up a Sketch of Ol MindChamber. Its a kinda of a sneak peak to his slight redesign, (mostly just the face, chest and arms)  In the process of drawing up a new rotation of him ,should be fun.

Robot Day so far has been kinda quiet, but yall know how that game goes! Im sure well get plenty  of submissions at the final hour.
Last years TRANSformers is  was pretty hilarous. 

Posted by MindChamber - July 28th, 2017

This is a super old post,(2011) that was orginally up on my website, Ive decided to shut down the site, and have grabbed any articles I thought should be preserved, this is one of them


Alloy, the unsung action Figure… To say, my situation with Alloy was a frustrating one would be an understatement. The character has come so close to hitting mainstream, it isn’t even funny. I’ve pimped Alloy in so many ways and through so many mediums, one would think that he was already a franchise. Before I go into that though, let me throw down a brief history of how I came up with Alloy. In 95’ I had to create a 10 second animation for a class project. Within the animation a character had to get up from a sitting position, then walk a few steps to the right or left, and then lift up an object. The Idea of making a walk cycle urked me right away, it was so much work, so I thought I’d be slick, and create a character with a unicycle. Hehe, thinking about this now, I realize how lazy we all are when we’re younger. Half the submissions of the “Red Baron Sprite Contest” consisted of characters with unicycles. They weren’t original with the Idea, and apparently neither was I, as my Teacher told me that wasn’t gonna cut it. At the Time the first unicycle character that came to mind was “Gizmo Duck” from the TV show Ducktales. When my teacher shot down my half-ass attempt, I went back to the drawing board. I replaced the cycle with legs, but a lot of other elements stood. Like the sloped back helmet, and Gizmo’s ability to activate gadgets from his suit. Also Around that time I was playing alot of Darkstalkers on my sega Saturn. One of the characters called Phobos caught my eye. Ulike Gizom Duck he can actually transform parts of his body into weapons and other gadgets. This is where I got the idea to infuse the two , and why we see chainsaw kicks, and buzzsaw punches in Newgrounds Rumble.


Even though this animation was to be ten seconds long, and contain a few actions, it was still a daunting project. I had to create a ruff of the animation on paper, and then test the animation on a Pencil Test machine. Then redraw all the art on new paper, with cleaner lines. Make another Test. Then, Trace over all the art on cellophane, with ink. THEN, color each cell from the back, let dry, and create the background.



What Takes me now a day with flash, took me months the traditional way. I didn’t mind though, cause every hour I worked on Alloy more and more Ideas of who he was and were he came from would Flourish.


Eventually, he became this Megaman/Sonic type character, who wears armlets like Wonder Woman, that turns into a robot, from a suit given to him by an Alien, like Green Lantern, who can change into a bike, like a transformer, and transform his extremities into weapons, like Phobos from DarkStalkers. Hehe well, while he isn’t completely original (and any Artist that says they are, is full of it), I flet he was still unique when you combine all these influences as a whole.  


Alloy_vs_Maestro I later used Alloy again, for an Animatic exercise. The results , I thought, came out good, though not great. I did like were I was going with him. His design was simple, yet stylized, and when I had tried my hand at Photoshop, as well as an animatic in After Effects, Alloy was the ideal choice. I liked Alloy, but I didn’t really see any potential, outside of the fact that he was a cool character to practice animating with. When the time came to try my hand at 3D animation, Alloy once again was my first choice. My first animation was nothing more than a clip of alloy breaking through a brick wall. It wasn’t animated, just the camera rotated, giving it that Matrix effect. I was later introduced to some cell shading techniques, and thought Alloy would be perfect to try the look with. I liked the look a lot, and decided to make a 3 minute animation, using Alloy and some of characters I’ve come up for him over the years. This animation ended up being my Final Animation test, for which I got a B+.. Hey can’t complain. :)  



I had put much thought into Alloy. By this point, I had tons of characters for his universe, written 3 episode outlines for my pitch class, and finished my final. It wasn’t until I showed my portfolio in an interview for an illustrator’s job with UBO, that interests were perked up again. In my portfolio, I had some rotations done of ALLOYandRECOIL, and the interviewer loved them. I was eventually hired for the job, but was occasionally asked, what where my plans with Alloy, at which I didn’t have any. Thats when I decided to make a lil ALLOY MOVIE IN AFTER EFFECTS, it wasn't much, really slowing moving, but enough for them to be interested in seeing what I could do with flash. Flash was a whole new beast. After sitting through the tutorials, and some help from a very helpful co-worker, I was able to grasp the concept. So of course, my first test run animation using flash was with Alloy. It was horrible, but everyone at the job loved it. If I was to submit this animation on newgrounds now, it wouldn’t make it past judgment. It’s that sad, but I was learning flash, and that’s what was important.  


After the huge Dot.com crash, UBO went under, and it was back to the grind for me. I worked, and freelanced whenever I could, without much thought to Alloy. But then a year later, I was contacted by my old Bosses. They were interested in Pitching Alloy as a TV show in France. They were interested in new content for an animation channel over there, and they thought Alloy could be one of the shows. I was totally excited, and totally bummed. I needed to come up with a 45sec spot for the pitch, and my 3D was not up to snuff. I didn’t even know how to texture map properly. So knowing that I didn’t have the skill or the ability to pull this off, I did the only respectable thing I could do… I said yes.. and scrambled off to find every 3D book I could find. The results weren’t half bad, but it was no where near as ambitious as the storyboard was.. So I just crossed my fingers, handed in the pitch, and hope they wouldn’t notice.. Sadly they did, but they felt it had marketing potential…  



All seemed well for a while. Weeks became months, as I stood by the phone, waiting for the good word. I wasn’t even looking for something like this to happen , but now I wanted it so bad I could taste it. I had a CHARACTER BIBLE printed out professionally. Even had my mother’s boyfriend, who was an excellent jewelry maker, design the prototype of Alloy in wax, which he later casted in solid brass.. ha-ha. Since he only worked in metals, it was the only cheap substance he could use. It weighed about as heavy a brick, but it was gorgeous ;) Hell, even UBO went all out, They had rapper Lil Kim voice the narration for the Trailer, and even had Barry Micheal Cooper (writer of movies NewJackCity, abovethe rim, and SugarHill) write the FIRST EPISODE PILOT ! I figured there was a good chance this could happen. Finally almost a half year later, I get the call, and find out that the whole project was shelved. I was bummed, but I carried on. Freelance work getting scarce I hit the pavement for a regular job. Hey, ya gotta live, right? I had all but given up on that Dream, and was happy to relieve my Stress animating on my own stuff on the side. Out of the Blue I get another call from UBO, who once again, want to give Alloy another chance, possibly in another medium. I suggested, “why not as a GBA game?” I explained that the gameboy base was higher than any console system on the market. It would be a good way to promote the character through a simple but fun game. Later on, we could revisit the character as an animation, once it had a fan base. Hey, it worked for Sonic, and Mario right? UBO was hooked on the Idea, and went ahead and looked for a GBA developer, and I went to work and trying my hand at designing some kind of gameplay that could be unique to Alloy. UBO was convinced that the best way to present an Alloy Demo to a publisher was to create a working GBA on the console. I wasn’t so convinced. I felt that we should do it in Flash, and use the extra money to actually create a 3D game demo as well, using some really cheap but good 3D engines out there. Even contacted Tom Fulp to see if he would be down to do the Engine. even showed them a demo of Pico 2 at the office. There was a little back and forth on the subject. Of course, since they have the money, it went their way, but I didn’t give up so easily. I asked Tom Fulp from Newgrounds if he wasn’t too busy get started on a sidescoller engine, on the side, and I would still try and work in the demo that way. We met up with “Blackhammer”Games. They had an Ispy puzzle game out on the GBA market, and was one of the only GBA Developers out here in New York City. A real bunch of nice guys, but they never created a platformer on the GBA so this was a learning process for all of us. Once the deal was signed for BH games to make the demo, I knew there was no chance that Tom Fulps’ flash engine would be used. So I called Tom, told him the bad news, and apologized for all the work he had put in it. Tom wasn't as down about it as I was. He told me it was fine, and that he had some Ideas on how he would continue developing the engine, and even had an artist for the graphics. That artist, was synj from newgrounds. And Unless Im completely off the mark, I believe that game ended up being the demo of Alien hominid. I could gut myself off the Irony of that. :)  


Work on the Alloy GBA was at first slow and arduous. I worked as an Asst Manager at Blockbuster, while making GBA sprites at night, and over the weekend. It was very tiring. As tiring as it was, nothing can beat working on your own GBA game. And every week I would go home with a working build of the game on a flash card. Nothing much was happening , you can move Alloy left and right and make him jump, but that was enough to keep me motivated week after week. While it was cool to see my characters move, and kill the occasional baddies, I wasn’t too impressed with the gameplay. I don’t think any of us were. It also didn’t help that a lot of my Ideas to make this a fighter based platformer, where shot down at meetings. The truth is it was even harder to defend the mechanics, since no other 2D game on the market had the premise. Even to date, the closest game to come near my gameplay mechanics is AstroBoy. I have learned from past experience though, people only understand from example. So I had to forge ahead with the graphics, and hope I can find someone to at least demonstrate it in flash for me. I had made tons of artwork for Alloy, and about a fraction of it got in. The size restrictions, color restrictions, etc. were really a pain in the ass hurdle to get over. Just getting the collision and jumping mechanics right seemed like a chore to the programmer, so squeezing all these game mechanics in wasn’t looking likely. In the end, that demo end up being rushed, because UBO needed to get the demo to a meeting with Nintendo, but even the basic mechanics were no where near polished. So Nintendo shot us down. “Nice Graphics, no gameplay.” It was just what I feared. After that, UBO no longer wanted to invest in Alloy. The plug was pulled, and ol’ Alloy flatlined. Once again, Alloy was shelved. I hadn’t put much thought into Alloy, started freelancing again, and worked on Pico2 on the side. Times were tuff, and money was tight, but I was at least doing what I enjoyed to do, able live off it. In the biggest twist of all, I was contacted by Synj to do additional animation for the console version of Alien Hominid. The very game that Tom Fulp coded, using the platform engine originally created for Alloy. Such is life;) I was still happy to do it though, as it was an opportunity to get my animations in a retail game.  


It wasn’t until a couple of years later that I told my Alloy Story to Josh (PsychogoldFish.com), that things took a turn for the better for Alloy. He was intrigued with my gameplay mechanics. He loved the whole Idea of a combo-based gameplay, that worked with puzzle elements, as well as the parry juggles. Better than that, he added tons of his own gameplay elements, like, grappler and shooter puzzles! I was in heaven. Some one that finally got it!! I told him that I still had all the art from the GBA game in its original flash format, and would he be interested in completing a flash demo, as the Alloy game was originally intended. Josh was down! Thus, Alloy Arena was born. Fish nailed everything I wanted in terms of gameplay mechanics. The shooting, the combos, even the enemy collision detection combos. The only thing that’s left to do now is to complete the demo as the full platformer-fighter hybrid, that I have dreamed it would be all these years. I even haveplans on the table to release a flash movie along with the game. Even if Alloy doesn’t get picked up after this blitz, I know that I at least did him proper.  Alloy's sprite were even further developed for the Newgrounds Rumble game. So hey, I still think he got a pretty sweet send off.



I was actually approached by my old boss and current own of Alloy, and for awhile the hype was back on. I redesigned all the character, detailed the first 4 episodes of the cartoon, and was in the middle of recontructing him in 3D for more game possiblities. Sadly that fell through . And So ends the the non-legacy of  Alloy.


I still however, will be eternally greatful for the fans and belivers of the Alloy even in his strained and perpetual nonexsistence form. Its people like these that give me some semblence of hope that, if I should decide to attempt to breathe life again into a new character, then maybe , just maybe they will make it this time,.



((AlloyFigure Restored by @AdamNG ))

(( this tribute is delightly corny with its song choice, but I love it))

When I do finally return to dust, then maybe I can leave something behind to be remembered by. Bescause ultimately, isnt that what we all want? To be remebered for something?




Posted by MindChamber - July 16th, 2017

Game Models

by MindChamber


This Gallery consists of  Game Models Used  mostly for web games as well as some older projects.
Most were created using 3D max or blender.

Left mouse + movement to rotate models
Middle mouse +  movement to pan
Scroll button to zoom


Posted by MindChamber - June 30th, 2017

While I have not lived in New York for sometime, I still try and bring a vibe of the Bronx into every piece of media I create. My designs are often strong and rough, and have a piece of that graffiti culture that has been instilled in me from my early ages. I have a strong love and respect for Ralph Bakshi and all his creations. Besides animation for games, I have also done animated parodies, skits , stopmotion, video and other short story type media.

Email: mindchamber@mindchamber.com


Proficient in:

character animation, 3d game modeling, 3d animation, video editing. character design, storyboarding, scripts writing, skits, and my extensive knowledge of Transformers

I have provided art and animation for music, television, online multimedia, and computer entertainment

My Sprite Reel

2D FVx for games

WhiteBoard Rough Animation

Sprites and effects


Please explore the content within the site for examples of my work, or click the LinkedIn icon in the Left Contact section for more info. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or for additional information regarding my services.

Prices vary depending a clients set date for deliverables, and the complexity of the animation being provided.

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