No Man’s Sky: A Journey From Disaster To The Stars

No Man’s Sky: A Journey From Disaster To The Stars

No Man's Sky cover image

In the history of the gaming industry, very few games have had a disastrous launch as No Man’s Sky. The game was developed by an indie studio Hello Games. The game was supposed to be the next best thing in the gaming industry, the studio promised a space exploration game with an infinite number of planets and possibilities. All these promises quickly turned into a tale of hype, disappointment, and redemption. Let’s dive into the remarkable journey of No Man’s Sky from disaster to the stars.

All Aboard The Hype Train

During the VGX Awards in December 2013, No Man’s Sky was revealed. Their first announcement trailer immediately created hype among the audiences and attracted Sony Interactive Entertainment to help with promotions and marketing. During the months building up to its release in August 2016, No Man’s Sky was expected to be the game that pushed the boundaries of the game industry to new heights. The Promise of an infinite, procedurally generated universe filled with diverse flora and fauna ignited the imagination of everyone across the world. With each trailer, Hello Games released the hype around the game increased to astronomical heights.

Crashing Down To Earth

However, When the day of the release finally came, it was all doom and gloom for Hello Games. The game was nowhere near what the players were expecting. Most of the promises the studio made were absent or poorly implemented. The players found the worlds very empty and lacking content. All the players who bought the game felt betrayed by the studio. Some even went to the extent of sending death threats to the employees working for Hello Games.

Standing Strong

As such a disastrous launch, Hello Games found themselves with two options. They could fold and abandon No Man’s Sky or stand firm and deliver the promises they made for the players. Fortunately, rather than retreating and making meaningless promises, Hello Games rolled up their sleeves and went right to work.

In the following months, Hello Games rolled out many major updates which primarily focused on addressing the player’s issues and improving the game. The Game was slowly but surely shaping up to fulfill its promises.

Soaring Towards The Stars

All the updates breathed new life into the game and transformed it into a game cherished by players around the world. Hello Games also regained the trust and appreciation from the players. Now the No Man’s Sky and the studio Hello Games stand tall as an example of resilience and dedication in the face of failure. What was once a tale of hype and disappointment has become a tale of dedication and triumph. As Hello Games continues to roll out major updates for No Man’s Sky, one thing is for sure: The journey is far from over and the studio is cruising towards the stars.

From Pixels to Paint: Why Traditional Art Still Matters

Traditional art is still relevant and even necessary in a time when digitalization has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives. Although augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have unquestionably improved the art world, traditional art still has value. In this blog, we will examine why traditional art retains a significant position in the art world despite a world enthralled by technological innovation. the value of traditional art persists. In this blog, we will explore why traditional art continues to hold a vital place in the art scene, even in a world captivated by digital innovation.

Absolute Authenticity

The authenticity of traditional art is one of its strongest justifications. An original, one-of-a-kind creation is a traditional painting, sculpture, or any other type of non-digital artwork. Every brushstroke or chisel mark is a unique testament to the artist’s skill and emotions because of the artist’s physical presence and connection with the medium. No matter how sophisticated digital tools get, they can never match this authenticity.

Genuine and Unique

Traditional art is important because it is genuine and distinctive, among other things. A traditional painting or sculpture created by an artist is unique. It is made by the artist with their hands and hearts. Because of this, each brush or chisel mark is unique and special. It’s challenging to capture this kind of uniqueness in the digital world.

You Can Touch The Art

You can reach out and touch traditional art. A traditional painting allows you to see the brushstrokes and feel the canvas’s texture. The weight of sculptures can be felt through touch. Traditional art becomes a multisensory experience thanks to these factors. Digital art cannot elicit the same emotion.

An Equilibrium in the Art World

Digital and traditional art can coexist peacefully; they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The use of digital tools in traditional artistic processes has led to a fusion of the old and new, increasing the artistic expression options. Now more than ever, artists can easily reach a global audience by promoting their traditional work on digital platforms.


Even as the world becomes more digital, traditional art is significant and timeless. It is special due to its originality, the way it appeals to your senses, its historical significance, and the ease with which you can access it. Traditional art serves as a reminder of our shared human creativity and culture in a world where screens and technology are pervasive. Let’s continue to support and value traditional art in all of its forms as we navigate these changes.

Add Your Heading Text Here

The Rise of Augmented Reality in Contemporary Art: A Comprehensive Review

From Static Canvases to Dynamic Worlds: The Evolution of Art in the AR Era

#ARArtEvolution #DigitalCanvas #TechArtFusion

AR Art Experience" — A photograph of an expansive gallery with visitors wearing AR glasses, engaging with the art pieces that morph and change. Digital Remanence. Group of diverse multi-ethnic young and senior people looking at contemporary art objects at exhibition in modern gallery.

Amid the Digital Renaissance, Augmented Reality (AR) transforms Contemporary Art. Beyond the digital canvas, we dive into interactive experiences, blending Artistic Evolution with Technology and Art Fusion, echoing our age-old desire to express and connect. From the earliest cave paintings to the awe-inspiring Renaissance frescoes, the need to express ourselves has remained constant throughout history. In the Digital Renaissance, Augmented Reality (AR) pushes Contemporary Art to new horizons, offering interactive experiences and blending Artistic Evolution with Technology.

Artistic Evolution on the Digital Canvas and the Fusion of Technology with Contemporary Art for an Interactive Experience

Throughout the ages, art has always strived to seize and convey the essence of life. Throughout history, paintings, sculptures, and installations have captured fleeting moments, leaving a lasting impact through their depiction of breathtaking landscapes, profound emotions, and captivating tales. While traditional views often emphasize passive observation, the inclusion of Augmented Reality (AR) in today’s contemporary art challenges this norm. Not only does it seize the audience’s attention, but moreover, it actively engages and plunges them into the very heart of the artwork. Initially, the narrative was predominantly the artist’s realm; however, it now transitions, facilitating a dynamic exchange between the creator and the observer. Consequently, this shift unmistakably captures the spirit and promise of the digital renaissance.

Historical way of representing art

Historical way of representing art.

Augmented Reality and the Digital Renaissance: Engaging Beyond the Frame through Artistic Evolution on the Digital Canvas

AR shatters the conventional notion of distance in the contemporary art scene, surpassing traditional art. It entices viewers to actively participate beyond the digital canvas, compelling them to become an integral part of the artwork. This immersive encounter offers an unparalleled level of engagement, resulting in an exceptional and distinctive interaction every single time.

Navigating the Interactive Experience of Contemporary Art on the Digital Canvas with AR

AR in contemporary art transcends mere visual splendor. It epitomizes the seamless integration of technology and art, harmoniously blending software, hardware, and creative design like never before. This extraordinary interdisciplinary fusion is charting the course for the future of creative industries.

Young asian woman watching a lot of movies. Digital transformation.
Young Asian woman watching a lot of movies. Digital transformation.

Redefining Art Appreciation

The reception of AR art is diverse, much like art itself. Although a small group of traditionalists may argue that it detracts from the inherent essence of art, conversely, a considerable number admire its unmatched capacity for interactive experiences. Augmented reality (AR) art not only equalizes the artistic domain but also enhances accessibility and engagement, particularly for those well-versed in technology. As a result, this advancement brings about a notable transformation in the way art is consumed and  appreciated.

A Resonance with the Modern Generation

For a generation raised in the midst of the digital renaissance, AR in art comes naturally. It effortlessly merges the real world with the virtual, speaking their language fluently. Museums and galleries, once seen as relics, are now witnessing a powerful resurgence, all thanks to this remarkable fusion of technology and art.

Treading New Ground

The potential of AR is unquestionable, and we are actively addressing challenges such as the longevity of digital pieces and the environmental impact of AR hardware. Artists are at the forefront of this evolution, fearlessly experimenting with blockchain for authenticity and embracing eco-friendly AR solutions. We are witnessing the true essence of artistic evolution, and we are confident that we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with AR.

<yoastmark class=

Continue reading “The Rise of Augmented Reality in Contemporary Art: A Comprehensive Review”

The Creative Brand MOGUMU

An illustration from creative brand Mogumu



Who, or what is “Mogumu”? In a literal sense, they’re two words from the Mandarin language, meaning “mushroom” (mogu), and “clover” (mu). For Toronto-based illustrator and animator Michy Soong, it’s the name of her brand, which has grown and changed with her for over 8 years. Michy is a friend of mine who I’ve known for even longer than her brand has existed. Since we’ve met, I’ve never known a day where I’ve seen her without a sketchbook and pencil in hand. (Though nowadays, it’s an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil.) I’ve witnessed her at the start of her career, studying at Sheridan College in its prestigious animation program, to owning and operating her very own creative brand, Mogumu.


Mogumu was known as “Punimelt” up until a recent change in the Fall of 2021. The older name encompassed Michy’s passion for cute and soft things, with “puni” being a Japanese onomatopoeia for a squishy, fluffy, and/or gummy feeling. After almost a decade of being known as Punimelt, she began to feel disconnected and uninspired, so she decided to go through with a brand name change in hopes for a fresh start.


Michy creates various products for the creative brand, including plush toys, stationary, apparel, and more. In addition, she has a Patreon account where her subscribers are mailed sticker sheets, enamel pins, and given access to PDFs of her new sketches and illustrations every month. She has steadily grown a following of over 42,000 followers on Twitter, and more than 39,000 followers on Instagram (as of February 6, 2022), and the numbers will only increase as her art reaches more people around the world.


I reached out to Michy for a couple of questions about Mogumu:

Q: What was the inspiration behind the name Mogumu?

A: “I spent a lot of time thinking about what name felt like me. I didn’t want something super cute if that makes sense. Mandarin was my first language so I thought it could be nice to work with that for my name. Words based on nature, life and plants felt right for me. I combined mogu (mushroom) and mu (clover) together. I’ve always liked doodling mushrooms and clovers and the words in Mandarin sounded nice and simple to say.”

Q: What do you find is most rewarding about making art for the creative brand, Mogumu?

A: “I like being able to create a little personal world to immerse myself in. It’s like a collection of things or creatures that I thought of, designed, and enjoy. It’s really nice to see people enjoy them too. It feels like a small way to communicate. The art I make can become different things, from illustrated prints to hang in homes, apparel, and accessories to wear, stationery, stickers, plush toys, artbooks and more.

Q: “Are there any challenges you’ve been facing recently with Mogumu or your work?”

A:” It’s difficult especially right now during the pandemic and the winter, to find inspiration. It takes me a longer time to think of ideas that I like. I think my main challenge is finding time and balance for my life. I run and manage my online shop, patreon, social media, emails, and customer service. It’s difficult to make time to design and order new merchandise on top of handling current tasks.”

Q: Any future plans or dreams you have for the brand?

A: “I plan to give my online shop a big makeover! I want to make plush toys this year and vinyl toys down the road. I would also love to collaborate more with other friends & artists to make things together. As for dreams, my dream is to create a pet game that you can play on your phone or computer.”


Michy’s art has always evoked a gentle sense of nostalgia within me – perhaps because I’ve basically grown up with it. However, as many years as I age, her art always brings me back to my childhood, and its charm continues to inspire the same feelings within thousands of people all over the world. You can check out Mogumu and some of her works below:





An illustration from creative brand Mogumu An enamel pin from creative brand Mogumu Card wallets from creative brand Mogumu