World of Blackthorn

Welcome everybody to the last post of BlackthornProd for the year 2015, an amazing year because it was only just this summer that we started out our journey into the amazing world of digital art and video games !

But I am telling you this guys, the year 2016 is going to be a no joke year, it is going to be a CRAZY year and hopefully a very successful one  !

First of all BlackthornProd has decided it is time to create our very own world. It’s name is Blackthorn (inspired by the name of our community :)). It is set in a fantasy world filled with dangers and horror. Glowing red eyes in the dark, green mist hanging by a strange and rundown cabin, thick green slime in the dark grass, the low and dangerous growl of a beast you can’t see, that’s all everybody know in this world. The notion of fun, joy and happiness are unknown, here, in Blackthorn all everybody can think about is SURVIVAL. It’s a world ruled by terror and fear of the night, a place where people shiver and crawl under their beds at the sound of a bird… well you get the picture, this is not a cool place.

We really want to make this a vibrant world with it’s own history, lore, monsters, towns and more ! We are also thinking of making epic comic books of this world, just know one thing, we are looking for a dark and mysterious world but with an edge of fun and cool cartoony sort of style !

To start off we are going to be making the WORLD OF BLACKTHORN cinematic #1 which is going to be a very short animated movie featuring one or two characters of our world ! We will probably post you very soon the storyboard of  this mini movie so stay tuned !!

Here is a little 3D character we created for the WORLD of Blackthorn, his name is Squish, a small abomination, he might be used as the pet of one of our main characters ! (He can’t walk, only hop around or slowly move like a snail/slug). We are going to of course rig him very soon !

Just one last word, we will surely resume creating our Youtube videos in another one or two months, right now though we are too busy learning about game development and creating the world of Blackthorn to create YOUTUBE tutorials, we are also brainstorming on a UDEMY course, a massive step by step tutorial series where we will bring you through the process of creating your very first short and simple animated movie, with characters, textures, rigging and animation !

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BlackthornProd’s dive into Unity !

 

Hi guys !

BlackthornProd is so exited to have finnaly started learning how to use the amazing game engine Unity and how to programme in the powerful language c# ! We have took an amazing course on Udemy that is going to bring us through the process of creating about eight awseome video games, from a simple text adventure to a crazy fps survival game !

Of course BlackthornProd will soon inform you on the ideas we have for creating our own games and I can tell you one thing, we have plenty of amazing ideas !

That’s it for now, just a quick post to let you know what’s going on and see you all soon !

PS : Here is the link to a very small version of a text adventure game BlackthornProd has created thanks to the course, it might not seem like much but thanks to this game we have gained more experience working in Unity and learning more about C# !! http://gamebucket.io/game/5d3bebf5-c6cd-4c61-94ed-f053f108a446

 

BlackthornProd’s Pixel RPG

Hi guys and merry Christmas !

Today I wanted to share with you the plans we have for creating a top down small RPG video game using Unity !

BlackthornProd has teamed up with two other “we hope” passionate digital artists and programmers and we hope to achieve a fun and stylized little video game !

For this first game we are going to chose 2D pixelized graphics to try and reduce difficulties, we will be using GIMP, Photoshop and of course the amazing game engine Unity !

This game will be set in a small, spooky little dungeon. We are looking for a kind of fantasy environment with monsters, dragons, traps and more !

Of course, we are still in the very early stages of developing this game, many things are still undecided like the name of our game, the kind of monsters, music and tons more. BlackthornProd will also be working on a cool “poster / cinematic” to present the game, with awesome 3D characters and animation !

Down below are a few early sketches of our heroes and monsters, many things have to be changed but right now we are just trying to get down the main idea. Each hero and monster character will have a couple of animations like idle, run, attack and a special attack.

Finally, just to tell you that if you are interested in joining the team you are always welcome, there is always need of extra passionate digital artists, animators and game developers’s  !

Contact us via blackthornprod@gmail.com !

 

Alien Destruction : BlackthornProd’s first video game !

Welcome everybody !

It’s finally the Christmas  holidays, we can finally get cracking on serious stuff !

We are delighted to tell you we have created our first 2D video game, Alien Destruction  !  This is the first version of the game, we really wanted to just play around, have fun and learn more about Construct 2, very soon we will send you the link to the final version of Alien Destruction which will have MUCH better graphics, game mechanics and more !  To play our test version of Alien Destruction, click on the link above !

What’s more, BlackthornProd is planning to create a small fantasy RPG video game with 5 other people, we will keep you informed on how the game is coming along and don’t hesitate to contact us if you interested in working with us on our projects via our gmail acount : blackthornprod@gmail.com !

Finally, as Christmas is only one week away we are going to seriously going to get cracking on our Christmas scene which is going to feature a snowy field covered with Xmax trees. Presents will be scattered underneath the tree and littTestAlienDestruction.pngle white rabbits will be hanging around, looking at the moon or nibbling some candy ! This scene will also have a looping animation, with snow falling in the background and lights going on and off !

 

Dragon Thief !!

Hi everyone !

Today I wanted to show you the villain of our Dragon Rock project, the evil thief ! I had a lot of fun creating and rigging this character and am dying to start animating him in our first scene ! Hope you like the design of this guy and get excited to see him in action in our Dragon project !!

 

Exciting things are coming up next year !

Hi everyone !

Just wanted to show you a few of the amazing things

that are coming out in 2016 !

And much MUCH more !!

Construct 2 : an amazing software to start becoming a game developer !

Hi guys and welcome !

I am so excited today to tell you about this amazing game development software I have just discovered ! It’s name is Construct 2 and it is the perfect tool to use if you are a beginner that has little or no experience at all in game dev ! With this software you can quickly create fun and awesome games in very little time, no coding or programming language required ! Don’t think this software is a piece of joke because it really isn’t, you can create seriously cool stuff !

So if you want to start creating video games, jump in right now !

BlackthornProd is going to start of using Construct 2 to create small and fun video games and then later on, once we feel we have mastered this software we will get into UNITY which is much more complex and bigger game engine ! 🙂Logo01

Christmas Bunny

Hi guys !

Just to tell you that we are working hard on our Christmas bunnies, taking a LOT of time on the fur and rendering, for now we just give you a sneak peak on the bunny model ! Next year we might even make a christmas card out of the scene ! Hope you find the bunny cute ! We will keep you informed on how the rest of the scene is coming along through out the week !

PS : For more cute creatures check out our post on Dragon Rock, our very new BlackthornProd project ! 🙂

Pixar Eye
Pixar looking Eye, Used for the bunny character
BunnyFur
Fur that will be applied to the character

Dragon Rock, a new BlackthornProd project !

Hi ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to BlackthornProd !

Today, I wanted to share with you the plans we have for our brand new project, Dragon Rock ! In this short animated movie, a thief is going to sneak up a mountain to the den of some cute and chubby little dragons, he will then try to snatch the eggs and the chest. He won’t get them though without a fight !

For now all BlackthornProd has created are the dragons, we still need to create a full story board, the dragon thief  and the mountain ! The next big challenge will be rigging the dragons and doing all the animation, we really want to put a lot of hard work into this animation to make it both funny and believable !

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