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 !

Dingeon Breaker PLAYDungeon Breaker 01

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 !

Projects coming up …

Hi guys ! 😉

Just to tell you all what BlackthornProd is working on at the moment, first of all  “The dangerous toy” project is at the animation stage ( to see more about this project check out the previous post, we are working hard on this part of the pipeline and hope to give this toy clown a scary feeling !

Secondly, BlackthornProd is very exited to announce that we are going to do a Youtube Dragon serie ! Very soon we are going to create tutorials that will be available on BlackthornProd’s YOUTUBE channel, in this playlist we will create from scratch a cool cartoon dragon going through the modelling, texturing and maybe even the rigging process ! We still haven’t completly decided wether the dragon will a pure BlackthornProd character ( designed and imagined by Noa Calice ) or a Dreamwork Gronkle dragon, in any case though check out regularly our Youtube channel to see when the first tutorial will be out !!

Finally, just to say that we are still brainstorming hard on our first christmas project, we will tell you all about it as soon as we come up with something that is funny and full of Xmas cheer !

BlackthornProd’s BIG news 2

Hi everyone and welcome back to BlackthornProd !!

A lot of very exiting things are happening at the moment, first of all we have finally finished the animation for our haunted Mansion Serie episode 1 !! All that there is left to do is add some lights to the scene and do some clean up work, once that is all done we will render out our mini movie and send it to Youtube for all of you to see ! This was our very first BlackthornProd animation, it was challenging but very fun and the result was cool even though we still have a lot to learn before we become masters at 3D animation. 🙂

story board HMS
Story board – HMS – BlackthornProd

Secondly, we are very exited to inform you that we have begun to sketch out some ideas for a completly new project “Sweat Pumpkin”, this funny little animated movie is focused on Halloween 2015 and is going to bring to light 2 new BlackthornProd characters, a little girl called Susy Wizz and an evil Pumpkin Man.

IP susy front
Susy front – Sweat Pumpkin – BlackthornProd
IP susy side
Susy side – Sweat Pumpkin – BlackthornProd
Brainy Frank
Brainy Frank – BlackthornProd

Next we wanted to show you the cool character we are working on, Brainy Frank, a disgusting Frankenstein Monster that is leaving half of his body parts behind him as he runs for his life

Finally we also wanted to tell you that to celebrate Halloween we are also going to do a Pumpkin Party, in other words, each one of BlackthornProd’s characters will wear an original and funny Pumpkin Head !

So keep following BlackthornProd because tons of awseome things are coming up, if you are interested in the wonderful 3D world and industry I also recommend you to look at BlackthornProd’s Youtube channel where we launch every week tutorials, animations and much much more ! You should also check out CG society , a beautiful website that offers you inspiration and great forums !!

That’s it guys, see you all very soon and remember, Halloween is coming … 😈

Animation of HMS episode 1 has begun !!

After a month of creating our characters, building our house and working on a spooky environment we have finally started animating the first episode of our Haunted Mansion Series ! 🙂

The fierce barbarian and the gostly wizard are ready to walk up the twisting path towards the haunted house where they will encounter some of the most dangerous and spooky monsters know to man !!

We will show you the storyboard we created for our first episode  very soon so stay tuned everybody !

anim epi1 HMS
Poster of HMS episode 1

As soon as the animation is completed, we will put it on our Youtube channel for all of you to see !!  🙂

PS : click on the picture to get a better view

UFO Landing #1 – Story board

Hey guys !

We will start with a series of posts on our first Maya 2015 project – UFO Landing. We will cover the story board, modeling and texturing, rigging and finally animation and dynamics. Whaou ! a lot of ground to cover 🙂 Now, let’s get cracking with the story board 😀

storyboard#1
Maya 2015 Project story board

A project always starts with a sketch on a piece of paper, napkin whatever… where we put down our ideas , character concepts, animation steps and of course a story outline.

For our first project UFO Landing, we
wanted to do something fun and challenging. A small UFO flying around in space, landing on a small planet and a friendly looking alien pops out the space ship. Easy 😯

Now, let’s introduce the final contenders for the Alien role:

 

#1 – Mr “fly eyes”

Mr
UFO Landing – Mr “Fly eyes”

#2 – Frogzor

Frog looking character
UFO Landing – Frogzor

#3 – Space Landing

UFO Landing - Space Gobelin
UFO Landing – Space Gobelin

#4 – Bob

Big Brainy Bob
UFO Landing – Big Brainy Bob aka BBB

And the winner is……BBB !!! 😎 and because we like you so much we are going to give you a sneak peak of Mr BBB as modelled in Maya 2015 ! whoau….:lol:

UFO Landing - BBB Model Maya 2015
UFO Landing – BBB Model Maya 2015

Don’t miss our next post – BBB modelling and texturing with Maya 2015…until then take care ! And stay tuned with BlackthornProd.