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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Howard Curdal : World of Blackthorn movie number 1 main character !

Hi guys and welcome back to BlackthornProd !

We have just finished our main character for the world of Blackthorn movie number 1, the young Howard Curdle ! He was a pretty simple character to create, now we are going to make a solid control rig so we can then have a huge amount of fun animating him !

The goal for this project is really the animation, we want to create a short (about 1 minute) but quality animation where the audience understands what is going on and actually likes it, we want them to have a good time watching it and see a large improvement compared to our other mini animated movies like Haunted Mansion Series episode 1, UFO Landing and Sweet Pumpkin !

PS : Very soon we are also going to share with you some very VERY exciting news so stay tuned !!

Also, just click on the images to get a better view of the character !!

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

 

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 !!

 

CG society : a dangerous toy

Hi guys !

Today I wanted to show you the image I made for my second portofolio piece on CG society, the dangerous toy clown character ! To create this image I had to play around with lights, a few rendering settings and I used paint effects to get the cool red mist you see in the background !

Also, I would like to ask you to stay tuned on BlackthorProd because in one or two days I wil be telling you about my massive new animated project, Dragon Rock, I will aslo show you the cartoony dragon models I created for this project !

Finally, just a couple words about Christmas, I am going to be working on a very cute Xmas scene featuring extremly white fluffy bunnies that will be under a Christmas tree covered in sparkly lights and snow ! I might even make Christmas cards out of this scene !!

PS : my brother Liam, member of BlackthornProd has started out a wordpress blog talking about his journey into Web Development !

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CG society : A dangerous Toy

 

Big News !! The Nabulu World !

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World of Nabulu (For now) “Zommed out version”

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Hello everyone and welcome back yet again on BlackthornProd ! 🙂

Today I want to share with you BIG news, now that Halloween is over and our (Halloween projects) our completed BlackthornProd has planned out a massive new project called “The Nabulu World”. In this project we are going to create a small world from scratch starting by a “zoomed out version of the world” and going on to create a small town; the Nabolos which are squat little alien creatures that populate the Nabulu World as well as their different cool space ships !! As you see there is a lot of work to do but it is going to be extremly fun ! This is going to be BlackthornProd’s second “official” animated movie and of course, we want our animation to be better than last time, our characters more fun and exiting and the story more interesting ! This project has a lot of challenging aspects to it that we definitly think will help BlackthornProd to progress in many different ways so if you are interested in seeing how the Nabulu World project is going to progress I urge you to stay tuned on BlackthornProd ! 🙂

PS : If you want to see Sweat Pumpkin animated short, check out BlackthornProd’s YOUTUBE channel !