2016-11-21 11:48:35 by SpikeVallentine
Hi guys!!!! HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING?! WHATS UP, FRIENDS?!??!?!?!?
:) Right now Im in North Carolina/Virginia. Where are you?
What do you guys think of Donald Trump and all that??????? My friend had something to say about all that and I helped him edit a video. What do you guys think of all this??? Any Christians here? Muslims?
ART: I'm going to make a new song, once I get back home in Dec. Super excited about it!! And yes, I have plans to ANIMATE THINGS! (Got some new videos in the works)
P.S. My friend from Newgrounds is going to visit me at home in Dec! :) Yay for newgrounds.
2016-04-19 00:43:13 by SpikeVallentine
Hello friends! New video and some new art (from another video that's coming soon!)
EAT TO LIVE while you LIVE TO EAT! Do you like potato chips, corn nuts, or popcorn? Now you can have them for dinner; guilt free!
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Here are the other pictures/characters.
How have ya'll been? If you're curious what I've been up to, I made a documentary! There are 2 versions, a 20 min version that has the 'slice of life'/'having fun with friends', and then there's a shorter version that just gets to the point.
JOIN THE WAR! Deploy with a Canvassing Program! (Google)
In the Summer of 2015, I had the pleasure to enjoy Literature
Evangelism with some new friends. Which is the ministry of personally distributing spiritual reading material by a donational basis. Here is my testimony for the Summer of 2015:
There was a woman who was diagnosed with cancer. On that very same day, the Lord put her in my path. We spoke, we prayed and she wept. Then she went home with 3 books called: "Bible Answers" , "Peace Above The Storm" and "Health And Peace". Now she knows cancer is not as intimidating and mysterious as it once was and that it can be cured naturally.
There was a father who was about to commit suicide, he was right about to leave the door, then, his 13 year old son, who he had not heard from in a long time, called him and it restored his faith in God. The next day his best friends were going to visit him, but before they went to his home, the Lord put them in my path. We spoke. We prayed. Then they brought him the book called "Peace Above the Storm". In the past two months I bumped into several people who wept and were ministered to.
We have experienced countless stories. Glory to God. And we can share them with you, all day. But, you too, can have your own stories! Literature evangelism or evangelism in general, is an amazing experience that not only nourishes the souls who we reach out to, but to our own souls as well.
This is my first time doing literature evangelism and in these 2 months, God has been teaching me things that books cannot. Experiential knowledge.
1) I learned and experienced, that without Christ I am NEVER ready. With Christ I am ALWAYS ready.
2) I experienced, that it isn't me or any of my talents. It's the Holy Spirit working through people. When I truly believed that, it changed my life. Now, when I meet a stranger, I no longer see "a problem for me to solve" and ask "What do I do? What do I say?". Instead, I see hope and ask "What will God do?". Just like there's hope in a lottery ticket, you don't know what's going to happen, so if there's rejection after rejection or trial after trial, it's okay because the next soul is hope all over again.
3) I have experienced that our God, is "The God Of Last Minute Miracles". Moses and his people were trapped by the Red Sea. Then the Red Sea was parted. Lazarus died. Then he was revived. Jesus died on the cross. Then He was revived.
If you've been discouraged or you're losing your faith, then remember that it is written "Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ".
There is victory waiting to blossom, at the edge of your trials. The bigger the trial, the brighter the victory and the more God will be glorified. Let us stay faithful to the Lord and endure trials for Him, because of love. Why does the woman quit smoking for her husband? Because she loves him.
It is written: "And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge. And though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains and have not LOVE. I am nothing" 1 Cor 13:2 It is written: "God is love". 1 John 4:8
Got another video coming soon, a "HOW TO" video. Then I'm thinking of doing another animation.
2015-05-08 18:17:25 by SpikeVallentine
I'm Andrew and I've experienced several panic attacks in my life. But not any more! Rejoice in hope! You too can overcome SILLY anxiety and panic attacks, permanently and naturally with your amazing brain and spiritual nourishment!
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This video can change your life. If it has helped you in any way, then we encourage that you share with everyone in the comments section to create hope for others! :)
Heads up! If you know anyone who suffers from this, then please share it with them!
How has the consequences from my News Post: "My Last Project. Goodbye." affected me ? http://spikevallentine.newgrounds.com/news/post/907349 TLDR: In short, I gave up my career in entertainment; games, movies, videos, etc to devote my life fully to God. Because of LOVE.
Like I said, it was like my last project, but at the same time it wasn't. I just want to make sure the projects Glorify God. Before I would be shy about God and the Story of Jesus. But now, I have noticed that I am less shy and more bold for Him. I notice that I am sharing Him online and in real life now, where as before I would be too shy! That reminds me of the scripture:
"19 and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak." Ephesians 6:19-20
"ambassador in bonds". Prisoner. A Prisoner of Christ. Our natural minds are enemies against God, so when we surrender to Him, we become His "prisoners". By me surrendering my career for and to Him (I was convicted to do so), I am speaking more boldly for Him.
Does anyone remember my post 4 months ago called [My Last Project. Goodbye.]
Heads up, Im working on a new animation in my spare time. It's an educational animation that I'm excited to share! ETA ...2-6 weeks? I don't know! I'll upload it here when I'm done. Like I said: "(It may not be my last project, but it kinda is. It isn't really a goodbye, but it kinda is.)"
I've been spending more quality time with God becuase of my decision 4 months ago. I have been memorizing His Words in my heart as well! (Been always wanting to do that, but was always distracted).
A guest speaker, Lynwood Spangler has been sharing prophecies from the Bible with us at Laurel Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church, TX. He is asking for people to help preach the Gospel in Zimbabwe, Africa.
It is written: "19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:19-20
I am reading that verse thinking, "I want to go! God probably would not mind me going.". However, it may not be His Divine Plan that I go, who knows! If it is His Will, then He will provide the resources, if not, then perhaps the opposite. What ever His Will is I desire to do! Stay or go! This is a big decisions for me and anyone who wants to be involved; I reccomend praying for His Holy Spirit for guidance before making any decisions.
This is not entirely my idea and I'm not really going out there on my own. This is a group thing; Lynwood Spangler and others are going to gather in Africa. It's all organized and everything is planned out. With that there comes deadlines. 3 weeks of housing, food, travel, misc, and plane tickets will cost about $3,500. They say I will need at least $2,000 within 10 days, if not then I probably won't get in. I don't think this is a big organization or anything as Lynwood said, if you have no money, then write letters to everyone that you know and offer them the chance to be involved in God's Mission.
It's been 4 months and I'm still unemployed. I applied for jobs but it wasn't His Will. I also went to www.wooshii.com to try and use my experiences to pick up some jobs! That was not His Will either. If you want to be involved in helping the Gospel to be preached in Africa, then you are welcome to donate to my Paypal: Andrew@enterskies.com
I will take pictures and videos if possible. I will document the experience so you may know how your resources were appreciated and how your choices affected strangers and myself. If I do not go or the funds are not raised I will ensure your resources are returned.
- The resources were not raised! God has other plans!
There are a lot of things that I am excited about!
- Thank you for your time!
(It may not be my last project, but it kinda is. It isn't really a goodbye, but it kinda is. See below.)
For over 10+ years I've had my heart in producing entertainment. I also strive to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Recently I've been dwelling and praying about a decision that will shape the rest of my life and those surrounding me. I have chosen a decision that could stir many to ask "Why?!". I don't expect anyone to agree with or even understand my choices.
I was convicted that developing the violent video game FEARLESS FANTASY does not Glorify God and in fact may be pulling me and others away from God. I no longer desire to touch FEARLESS FANTASY. This is where my journey ends; trusting in Him is all I have. And it's not JUST that project itself, it's ALL projects as they distract me from my spiritual appetite. My career was an idol to me, a god before God. It was suffocating my relationship with God.
Recently I've been spending more time with God and my thoughts were stimulated and some of these videos made a huge impact:
Why Do You Serve God? [59 min] Why do I serve and believe in God? Is it for riches or fame? Or if I live a life of suffering, would I still praise Him? Scriptures tell us that a blessed and righteous man named Job endured many horrifying events from the devils provoction. The devil claimed that Job would lose his faith in God if only Job would experience torment. By Job staying faithful to God wave after wave of afflictions, Job with his life, vindicated God. I want to vindicate Him any oppportunity I can get.
A Love Story [86 min] This video made God's love became more of a reality to me. My love for Him is growing which is giving me a new spirit; with this deeper experience of His Love, His Character and with His Holy Spirit, I would do or endure anything for Him! (Why does the wife quit smoking or XYZ for her husband? Becuase she loves him!) This video made me cry hardcore like a baby as I learned God loves me like I never imagined.
Escaping The Black Hole [90 min] This video shared some perspectives on what could possibly be hindering my spiritual health while sharing dramatic suggestions to improve spiritual health. This one greatly influenced my decision of abstaining from the entertainment industry. (UPDATE: I haven't stopped using my talents! In fact today I uploaded a new song and I uploaded a new animation months after writing this news letter. I just don't work on 'meaningless' things. That animation is called "Overcoming SILLY anxiety and panic attacks! Forever!". I am still using my talents if the projects do not go against my conscience.
My Testimony: How God Saved Me from the Devil's Workshop [43 min] This audio presentation opened my eyes to the severity of the unseen world that influences us daily. The guy shares how the entertainment industry can influence our spiritual health. We become what we behold. He even shares his own testimony. If you lack time or whatever, please at least listen to timecode, 31:30, for the OOMPH and get to the point (It's about 2 minutes! And it further supports the video "Escaping The Black Hole".). It's the story about the witch. But of course I encourage you to watch all the videos and audio presentation and in their entireity with undivided attention. Otherwise, you may not be exposed to what I have been exposed to and you may still ask "Why?"
Why am I a Christian? What compelled me to value a world which I cannot see?
What did God personaly do for me? I used to be really shy, quiet, and insecure, but as I got closer to Jesus He took that away. I used to be painfully shy. Like you know, introvert. But I was still extrovert, but I had my moments of super shyness and my insecurities would eat me away. Now I'm a new man! :) HI!!! As I drew closer to Jesus and started developing a relationship with Him, I began to experience Him instead of Him just being Words in a book that go in one ear and out the other. He became real.
Years ago I heard the story of Jesus and what He did for me; I was moved with His Holy Spirit. Through hearing, I grew faith and I remember that it felt like I was leaping off of a cliff to believe that He is real. (I did not grow up as a Christian and was an athiest until I was about 19)
THE STORY: "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day" He created man, Adam and Eve. God said to them, "Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." The devil appeared as a serpant and influenced them into eating from it! Disobeying God is a sin. Sin has seperated us from our heavenly family; sin is naturally forbidden in heaven. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The price of sin is eternal death. God loves us all. He sent His only Son Jesus(Who is sinless and perfect) to earth to become a man to ultimately pay the price of sin for us so that we can be reunited in heaven. What was the price? Death. Jesus had to die for us. Say you go to a resteraunt and order soup and salad and the price comes out to be 40 dollars. But you don't have 40 dollars. Then Jesus comes and pays the price. You just need to accept His gift! Once you accept it, the resteraunt owner will say "Thank you for this 40 dollars" and excuse you. Jesus won't force His gift on us as we all have free will. How will acceping Him as Lord and Savior prevent eternal death and reunite us with our heavenly family? How do you usually point out someone in a crowd? You say "The guy wearing the red shirt, and white hat." When you accept Him, He will cover you with "the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness". God will see you wearing His Robe of Righteousness. And only through the name of Jesus will our sins be forgiven. (Becuase Jesus who is sinless and perfect is the one who paid the price;death.) What really touched me was...Jesus had always addressed God as "Father", and while He was dying, the perfect sinless Being He is became sin for us, then died. During this moment for the first time ever He addressed God as God. At that moment He was seperated from His Heavenly Family (He became sin!). "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Mat 27:46 He died and rose 3 days later. In the same way that Jesus ressurected, we too will have ever lasting life if we believe on the One Who paid the price. This is the fundamental belief. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
And some may ask "Why is it so easy to 'be saved'? I don't understand and dont like how it's too easy." Remember, it's a gift. God loves us. Love itself is free. You don't pay for it. Who was the last person you fell in love with? Did you have to give or require money for that love to be made known? In the same way, the gift of eternal life is a gift. You can't buy love and God is love.
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You may know some or many who profess to be a Christian. You might feel some to be hippocrits; maybe turning you away from Jesus. It can be difficult to follow Jesus(That's the goal of a Christian, should be at least), it is only through His Holy Spirit(which should be prayed for daily) that Jesus may shine through the believer to reveal God's love to the world. We must look at Jesus, not the followers, for He is truly what it is about. "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14. Could it be that the true ambasadors of Christ are outnumbered by those who possibly unintentionally carry His name in vain?
Questions? Comments? You're welcome to message me.
Scriptures that encourage my decisions:
It is written: "14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye seperate , saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." (2 Corinthians 6:14)
- THOUGHTS: That is the scripture that spoke to me. At church we had a visitor who shared that verse to me. He was on a business trip and it was his first time visiting my church and neighboorhood. He returned home the next morning. To me, that was no coincidence; which makes all these convictions tug my heart deeper.
It is written: "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth" ( Revelation 3:16)
- THOUGHTS: I want to be hot for Him (Putting God #1 in my life. And in this case, having my career while serving Him would be lukewarm.) Personally, being lukewarm bothers me.
It is written: "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation)" (2 Corinthians 6:2)
- THOUGHTS: As a follower of Christ, I desire to live as if Jesus will return at any moment or as if any breathe I take could be my last. I don't want to be dishonoring Him during those events.
It is written: "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)
- THOUGHTS: My love for Him has sky rocketed in these few days.
Heads up! I am NOT depressed or bummed out about all this! I was only initially scared and worried for my mother (not any more becuase of prayer and walking with His Holy Spirit.) who has supported me over the years. She does not share the same faith as me so I was worried about intense friction. I never had 'a real job' my entire life becuase she supported me; letting me produce entertainment fulltime. Producing entertainment was my life. I'm still living with my parents and I'm 27. My heart prioritises Jesus and if this is what He wants then there is no problem! (Again, I have a deeper experience and understanding of His love for me and my love for Him)
What's next!? I don't know! For the first time ever I don't know what to do with my life! However, I trust in God (And that He has greater plans for me personally than if I were to stay here.) Like, what if becuase of this; thousands of people will come to Christ. Or even if it's just ONE person wow...thats amazing.
By the way, I still might draw/paint or make music.
2014-08-21 17:19:29 by SpikeVallentine
Fearless Fantasy was showcased at Casual Connect USA 2014! If you missed it you can experience it in the vid!
Music by the beloved Zircon.
We've been working hard porting it to mobile devices and updating the existing version on Steam. It will have an improved engine that will let it run at 60fps, Survival Mode, New monsters, and other upgrades!
Hang tight! Coming to iOS and Android soon!
P.S. Catch us at PAX Seatle!
No need to be shy! I am friendly, however I won't be there but my partner and publisher will be. Check it out on the iPad!
P.S. There is a treasure hunt to win Fearless Fantasy, Speed Runners, and Boid. (All from tinyBuild Games)
Fearless Fantasy will be showcased at Gamescom in the Indie MEGABOOTH next week in Germany! The version showcased at Gamescom will be an upcoming re-release version of Fearless Fantasy - running on an improved engine! We will have both a desktop and a touch-enabled version available for demo.
You'll find us near these banners. (We have 2 of them.)
There will be some Fearless Fantasy T-shirts as well. (The striped monster with a big smile and jester ears)
Are you going to Gamescon - Cologne, Germany?
2014-07-28 23:06:37 by SpikeVallentine
San Fransisco was a pleasure; love the cold evening breeze! I played most of the games at Casual Connect and a lot of them had amazing art. It must have been a difficult decision for the Best Game Art award. I thank God for all He has blessed me with and I thank Casual Connect for their appreciation!
I documented the experience with my camera; my computer is busted now so I can't edit it yet! I can't even really work on Fearless Fantasy! We are still porting it to mobile! While my computer is down I'm brain storming ideas for new games! Hang tight!