Acorn Tilewalker origin story

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in character design, comic, game, news

Back in the game … literally. This is the first of around 14 panels telling the origin story of Acorn Tilewalker, the mobile game I’m currently drawing and animating for.
For more footage visit the project page.
More frequent updates on my IG Profile.

The isometric puzzle adventure is coded and compiled by TomGrill Games and set to be released in the next few months!

Check the open beta here and leave us some feedback if you like, thanks!  (Android & iOS)

acorn tielwalker story panel no. 01

Boxing sheep

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 in character design, illustration, news

New illustration online – a boxing sheep! To be honest, I’m not that much into that sport but I wanted to capture the lighting effects. And finally draw some glittering shorts ;)
You can check out the sketch on instagram.

boxing sheep

More character design to come

Posted on Feb 17, 2018 in character design, news, sketch

Prepare to see more wierd characters to populate my portfolio … I’ll kick off with this reflective biker dude.

Drawing time lapse – little girl with awesome ride

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in character design, news, sketch

If you want to see me draw in (almost) real time, check out my new video post in instagram.
Spoiler alert – here’s the final illustration.

By the way, I’m constantly updating my account on IG – it brought me back to fill my sketchbooks again and to dig deeper into character design.

Interview with Illustratoren Organisation e.V.

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in animation, news

The Illustratoren Organisation asked me to say a few lines about being a freelance animator and the current market situation for explanation/explainer videos around here. It’s my subjective view of course. In any case, it features a looped GIF animation! Read the interview here (German).

the drop - looped gif animation


Happy New Year – 2018

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in character design, illustration, news

May there always be a few inches snow under your sleigh. Old German saying. I think. If you like, check the line art of this guy plus more winter themed illustrations on my newly born instagram profile.

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:

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