It has been some time since our last post, about 12 days I think because we have been going through what I like to call a learning phase. We are currently following an awesome course on UDEMY that is teaching us how to use the amazing game development software, UNITY 3D as well as how to programm in C# !
For now we have just created a simple text adventure game and a simple 2D game called Block Breaker that I after made my own version of called Dungeon Breaker !! Theses games are very simple but they have taught us a great deal about the basics of how to create video games, we are currently working on our third mini video game following this course called Lazer Defenser, a new version of Space Invader, with this game we will learn how to make ennemies, animation, health, score points and much more !! So you all just wait and see, BlackthornProd is going to be creating games that get better and better !!
Finally, just to tell you that our World of Blackthorn movie number 1 is being worked on, we are currently creating on paper a detailed story board of the characters, environment and storyline, very soon we will finally start modelling our main character, a young ghost hunter named Howard Curdle, that is going to try and prove his worth by entering a mysterious cave…
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 Udemythat 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 !
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 !
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 UNITYwhich is much more complex and bigger game engine ! 🙂
We wanted to show you the cool assets we have created for BlackthornProd’s very first video game : Pumpkin Dash !! We used Autodesk Maya and Mudbox and we are now going to use Unity to assemble all these cool models ! First we have the walls ( simple black stone with some cracks ), we will use these assets to assemble our Maze ! Next we have a strange lopsided human skull and a grinning Jack O Lantern, these cool little props will be placed on the Maze floor to give an extra spooky little Halloween feeling to our game ! And of course we have our character, the Pumpkin Man, up and ready for take off !! We will of course create some stones and rubble to give a more believable feeling to the Maze !
That’s it for this post, stay tuned on BlackthornProd and get very excited because lots of crazy things are coming up !! 🙂
Only one more week to go and then it is the Halloween holidays, and Halloween holiday means lots of time, and lots of time means lots of cool, exciting projects to create ! 🙂
First of all, we just want to tell you that we have 6 videos on our YOUTUBEchannel so if you guys want to learn how to get Autodesk softwares, create cool characters and environment and learn how to bring your creations to life, I definitely urge you to check out our channel !
Next, our Sweet Pumpkin project is advancing wonderfuly, we are now at the animation stage and we hope to finish our project by the end of our Halloween holidays ! 😈
We are also super exited to tell you that BlackthornProd has started getting into Unity 3D, a super game development tool that we are going to use to create super cool games ! Our first video game will be called Halloween Maze, our little pumpkin character will be running around this spooky maze, trying to find his way out with a time limit at his back !
Lastly, BlackthornProd are brainstorming on a portofolio character, we are currently at the sketching and drawing out ideas stage but we hope that we will come up with a character cool enough to go on CG society, a beautiful website where artists, both 3D and 2D share their work ! 🙂