Screenshots of Acorn Tilewalker

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in game, news

Thanks to everyone who already took a look at the game – we appreciate your feedback!

For those still hesitating: a small preview of what you will see by playing the BETA of Acorn Tilewalker. Start screen, level selection and an actual level of its first world “In the woods”. Everything still work in progress, more features to come! Download your version and be one of the first to experience this newborn puzzle game.

Acorn Tilewalker Screen Start

start screen

Acorn Tilewalker Screen Level Selection

level selection

Acorn Tilewalker Screen Level

level with buttons, floating things and what not

Check out the work in progress on Behance, or here in the work section.

Play the BETA version of Acorn Tilewalker!

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in game, news

It’s time to PLAY! The BETA Version or our game Acorn Tilewalker is now available for Android and iOS!
Get it here: https://goo.gl/mn1SBp

What do you think? We’d be happy to know!
It would be awesome to get some comments and feedback from you. Since the game is still work in progress, we are regularly adding new elements to it.

Have fun! Solve the puzzles! And don’t touch the blue stuff …

Acorn Tilewalker Beta Version out now
Acorn Tilewalker is put together in magic code by one man game dev studio TomGrill Games. Pixels and animation by me.

If you like – follow TomGrill Games on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and get an insight view of the developement.

I’m now on instagram, facebook, twitter and … what have I done?

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in news

I took them a while, but the social networks swallowed me eventually.
Now posting new stuff also on instagram, facebook and twitter.
I cancelled my private life, to keep the news feed up to date.
Today I found the cat dead in the hallway.
Forgot to feed HER. Oh, cruel world.
Drop by if you like. You don’t have to if they haven’t got you yet. Could be fun though.

chriseff on instagram

chriseff on facebook

chriseff on twitter

Game App Acorn Tilewalker (WIP)

Posted on Nov 3, 2017 in game, news

Let me introduce you to our little hero, Acorn Tilewalker! Over a year in developement, the game will be available on Android and IOS early next year. Open beta is starting soon, though!
Follow me or TomGrillGames on instagram, facebook or twitter for more updates.

// edit: the work in progress page is online

Acorn Tilewalker Introduction

Geh wählen! – Animations for ProSiebenSat.1 on air

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in animation, news
GehWaehlen_Still_AnnemarieCarpendale

© 2017 ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH/Creative Solutions – Annemarie Carpendale

Prior to the Bundestag elections here in Germany on September 24, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE launched a cross media campaign called „Geh Wählen!“ (Go vote!).
It features over 35 of my hand-drawn animations in four masterspots and several single trailers.
Ah, and at the risk of repeating myself: Go vote :)

Collaborative animation project online – “AT3MLOS – Eine ungefilterte Wahrheit”

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in animation, character design, news

collaborative animation atemlos still 1

collaborative animation atemlos still 2
I had the honor to participate in a collaborative animation project by Daniel Bahr called “AT3MLOS – Eine ungefilterte Wahrheit”.
It’s about the lethal effects of “Feinstaub“ (particulate matter).
14 animators were tapped to participate in this project, each one producing a segment of 10 seconds according to their assigned section of the voice over text.
My part starts at 0’40” with Mister PM …

Illustrations for GEOlino “Gladiatoren”

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in illustration, news

GEOlino gladiatoren double page 1


No Asterix, no Obelix either. Three double pages of gladiators and exotic animals going crazy in the good old colosseum, illustrated for children’s magazine GEOlino this February!

Kick off for mobile game Acorn (Working Title)

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in animation, character design, game, news, sketch

Mobile Game Acorn WIP Character Scetches
Mobile Game Acorn WIP Isometric Test
Mobile Game Acorn WIP Elements
Mobile Game Acorn WIP Level Mockup
Let’s go isometric! First drafts for a mobile game, called Acorn (working title).
A turn based puzzle game by rookie indie game developer TomGrill Games.
(There’s not even a website yet. It’s still like a good smelling newborn baby. Drooling with joy.)

Explainer video for app S-Weltweit

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in animation, character design, news

s-weltweit character design
An explainer video for a new app called S-Weltweit by German int’l network S-CountryDesk.
Story idea by Michael Kompa.
Script, art direction and animation by me.
Music by Green Elephant Production.

Visual storytelling in film and animation with Adam Habib (Pixar)

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in animation, news

visual storytelling by adam habib
Adam Habib, Lead Camera and Staging Artist at Pixar came to Munich to share his knowledge about visual contrast and story, perspective and storytelling and … *pant/gasp* … virtual cinematography. I think that was it. And it was a LOT. And when put into practice: awesome films! … secretly, I took some notes, hehe.