Welcome to the murpworks archives - some old and forgotten stuffWe've played around with lots of bits and pieces in the past. We're still proud of them, so we've tucked them away, down the back of the website...
A PIXEL ART POINT & CLICK ADVENTURE
Beside the CYBERSEA is a pixel art point & click adventure for the PC. Set in D-Space; a possible future of Dumpton-by-the-Sea, the once simple charms of this seaside town's sun, sea & sand, have now been replaced by cybernetics, sentient machines & smog. Upon discovering a threat whilst hacking into a corporate database for a client, Dio sets out to neutralise that threat - this is where you will come in… Evolving from our thoughts on Beside the Seaside, Beside the CYBERSEA is currently under development - pixel by pixel. You can follow our thoughts, musings, dithering, frustrations, set backs and progress in our Devlog
MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE
MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE is an episodic, sci fi, webcomic set in the far future with Max as the main protagonist. The webcomic is in watercolour and is a story of adventure set amongst the stars. It launched on Saturday 7 December 2019 but is currently on hiatus. It can be found at its own website AT THE JUMPGATE...
A Delicate Fantasy
A Delicate Fantasy - watercolours inspired by flora & fauna, with a delicate fantasy. A Delicate Fantasy started out in mu's studio aboard MIRRLESS - murpworks afloat. MIRRLESS was a 1991-built, 58ft traditional narrowboat, allowing us to live on the waterways, which inspired original watercolours of flora & fauna of the British countryside, infused with a delicate fantasy. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror also weave strands into its tapestry.
'End of a Year'
TALES FROM THE BILGE is a blog about narrowboats. We bought a narrowboat, did it up, lived aboard, went off-grid (as far as possible) and eventually continuously cruised the canal network of England & Wales, visiting interesting and obscure places, both pastoral and industrial for a year.
EASY PECKINGS is a short animated, pixel film. Easy Peckings is a short animated film, revealing the real reason why your train is so often delayed. It hi-lights loopholes and the benefits of teamwork. It includes pigeons.
We had a couple of blogs but with our main focus upon Beside the Seaside (and previously MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE), they've been consigned to the archive. You can take a look at what bought us to this point, just click on the images above - left for mu's Sketches blog and right for rp's Photography blog.
Some written works...
BRICKCLICKING is a blog about building with LEGO®. If you can click it together, it'll be here. It incorporates mu's own creations which are going to focus upon the adventures of Arthur Ronald Templeton in The Strange Case... Arthur Ronald Templeton gets pulled into a world of murder, mountaineering and maybe a whole lot more of goodness knows what else, in this ode to the golden age of adventures. In brick form.
AN EPISODIC, SCI FI, PIXEL ART WEBCOMIC
An episodic, Sci Fi, pixel art webcomic set in the far future - not that that's any excuse... Follow Max, the main protagonist, a haulage contractor in space. He hauls things from here to there for credits. With a spaceship bristling with Tech, including his trusty ship’s computer, he heads off, little knowing the adventures that are about to befall him. Oh, did I mention, Max is a dog. We originally started this as a pixel webcomic, took it so far, put it on hold but have now resurrected it in watercolour form. We're currently building the pages and readying for release.
The characters and animation of murpworks. Some old, some new. There's Hans & Heidi, Reggie & Bolter, Arthur, robin, crow and Schrodinger to mention but a few.
Stories. There are short stories and on-going works to read but you'll find a story lurking behind the simplest of things. It is story that underpins all that murpworks creates.
I love DJ Woof! DJ Woof is the alter ego of Max, the dog from 'Shrödinger & Max'.
SCHRODINGER'S COFFEE HOUSE
SCHRODINGER'S COFFEE HOUSE
Some sketches and posters Shrödinger's Coffee House Tumblr stuff.
The Mission - Eternity held in a grain of sand. The Mission was an early illustration for a poem written by rp. It was inspired in part by The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.