Hero’s Destination !

Hi everyone and welcome back to BlackthornProd !

We have been very busy for a while developing our first video game, Hero’s Destination, a fast paced game where you play the role of a small wizard trying to make his way throught a dungeon level surrounded by traps and monsters ! Of course to make the game a little more exciting we added a time limit, if you don’t reach your destination in time (a glowing chest), you lose ! You can also die by falling down to 0 health !

This video game was created using Unity but we are far from finished, a lot of things need to change to make the game really fun to play (like the graphics, levels, difficulty and much MUCH more) ! But we are really happy with the progress we are making, we have learned a great deal about C# and Unity and we are more motivated than ever to make wounderful games and graphics !

That’s all, stay tuned on BlackthornProd to see how our first video game unfold

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Level 1 of Hero’s Destination : The goblin Cave

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Laser Defender : BlackthornProd’s second mini video game !

Hi guys !

Our journey into game develoment is going on very well, we have progressed a great deal !

Here is the link to our second mini game we created following the Udemy course : Learn to Code by making Games, the complete Unity Developper !

http://gamebucket.io/game/b1e15af2-a176-4db1-90f8-4e9acb2cb42e !!

PS : this game can only be played using Firefox !

Laser Defender Game

Dungeon Breaker : BlackthornProd’s first 2D video game

Hi everyone and welcome back to BlackthornProd !!

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…

Here is the link to Dungeon Breaker : http://gamebucket.io/game/d00d242c-d650-48e3-908a-b0376a5dec73

Please try it out out and tell us what you think !

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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 !

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

 

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 !

 

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

Pumpkin Dash : energy balls !

Pumpkin Dash, our first 3D video game is in process ! After having created the assets and imported them into Unity we have now been busy on importing animation, learning about components, scripting and the like ! We quickly noticed that Unity is a no joke piece of software and that it is going to take a lot of time, practice and patience before we handle this amazing game develoment application ! For now our pumpkin Man character can run around the maze and pick up energy balls, we still have to fix a lot of little bugs, put in place a time trial script and insert some cool halloween audio ! 😈

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Pumpkin Dash – Run & energy balls
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Pumpkin Dash – Maze

PS : for those of you who are interested in learning how to create games, characters and the like I propose you check out my Youtube channel , Digital Tutors or even Unity 3D.com !! 😉

Pumpkin Dash : Assets !

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 !

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Pumpkin Dash – Skull
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Pumpkin Dash – Wall pieces
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Pumpkin Dash – Jack O Lantern
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Pumpkin Dash – Jack O Lantern Render
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Pumpkin Dash – Pumpkin Man

That’s it for this post, stay tuned on BlackthornProd and get very excited because lots of crazy things are coming up !! 🙂

PS : click on the images to get a better view !

Big announcement : BlackthornProd’s Halloween maze !

Hello guys !

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 YOUTUBE  channel 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 Unity Logowork ! 🙂Y Logo