Darkwood Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

11 March 2013

From a hungry and blood-thirsty Kevin Costner made in less than 48h for the last Global Game Jam to this gorgeous video on their upcoming top-down survival game, Darkwood.

Polish game developer trio “Acid Wizard Studio” just released this pre-alpha trailer for their new game showing the second part of gameplay, in which the player has to defend his home… and it has received some great comments from most gamers who are definitely expecting some intense gameplay from this open world concept.

Besides the spooky artwork we shall expect a highly rich environment featuring RPG and roguelike elements, with intense combat and a eerie atmosphere. And while it’s still on pre-alpha stage and there’s no word on platform or release dates we’re convinced this mix of twisted and rewarding experience will end up in many of our PCs. More info on their webpage.

Shadow - artowrk by Acid Wizard Studio
Shadow – artowrk by Acid Wizard Studio
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The Cosmonaut Trailer

16 February 2013

Just a few days ago a first major online release funded via crowdfunding campaign hit the Internet and premiered at a major European film festival (this year’s Berlinale), Simon Klose’s TPB AFK.

Following this democratic funding trend (although the project started its funding campaign way back in 2009 inspired by other projects such as A Swarm of Angels and Artemis Eternal) is the Spanish big bet for this year is called “The Cosmonaut”.

After many rounds and obstacles we finally have a new trailer and a release date: May 14th.

It looks like the nearly 1Milion € raised on the campaign have been well spent, and to celebrate the team have started this week what they’re calling the K – Program for the project supporters, so we all get to see clips and material prior to the release.

In early April the team will launch what they’re calling “Nayik”, a transmedia experience using Facebook to recreate the communications network that the Russian cosmonauts used in Star City.

At the same time, the new website will be launched and while Andrei, Stas and Yulia begin their adventure in Nayik, you’ll also be able to watch some excerpts of their lives in Star City in the 30 webisodes that we’ll start launching by then.

A list of screenings is also been planned for the release and while only 2 cities have been confirmed as of today, users can ask for a premiere or organise screenings on ther webpage. More info this way.

The Cosmonaut still
The Cosmonaut still

Nayik and the webisodes will slowly introduce you in the story of The Cosmonaut until the day when the film will finally be released. At that moment the rest of the webisodes will be out, completing our part of this story: The alternative ending, the secret short film The Moon Files, and many more (everything is detailed in The Plan). After this it will be up to you to make use of the Creative Commons license and continue the story.

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140 Trailer

15 February 2013

Nominated for next month’s IGF awards in the “Excellence in Audio” category Jeppe Carlsen’s upcoming “140” platformer recently got a new trailer up on vimeo for our musical rejoice.

With some aesthetic similarities to Thomas Was Alone, 140 is Limbo’s Jeppe Carlsen personal project on which he’s been involved for the past couple of years with Niels Fyrst and Andreas Peitersen (for shapes & colors) and that great musical atmosphere from Jakob Schimd.

Minimalistic in design & gameplay 140 may appeal more to music fas with “rhythmic awareness” than to traditional platformer lovers … unfortunately we’ll still have to wait a few months until its release. More info this way.

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TPB AFK Official Trailer

11 January 2013

Well well… that 2 year old project that once grabbed twice the amount of $£€ they asked for is ready for a mainstream release… and we are ready for a good dose of Pirate Bay geeky addiction.

While a final release date hasn’t been announced yet Simon Klose & co are pointing at a Spring date (SXSW maybe?)… which means we’ll have to wait for at least another couple of months until the documentary is available on-line; but if we’ve all been patient for a couple of years… another couple of months doesn’t look like much to us does it?

TPB AFK Poster
TPB AFK Poster
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6 November 2012

Teeny tiny trailer that Sean Buckelew posts on his page for his upcoming “Another” animated project (previously known as “Ursa Major’) but small teasers, if well built, can be the most compelling of all.

This young animator (who btw is trying to get into CalArts) has been developing Another for quite a few years now but the time for festival submission and public screenings has finally arrived. Let’s see what the judges have to say about this piece and if they get to understand Sean’s profound role-substitution-in-a-stable-family-ecosystem-message, or they just simply like it like we did.

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Oh Willy…

22 January 2012

Looks like we have a big first candidate for “best animated short” of any 2012 festival.  Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels (from Czar) just uploaded a nicely soft trailer a few days ago on their newest short that is premiering  at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France this month.

Emma, Marc and Steven De Beul discussing animation and rigging
Emma, Marc and Steven De Beul discussing animation and rigging (photos from Beast animation blog)

The Franco-Brit-Dutch-Belgian production (a good list of studios were involved… Beast Animation / Vivement Lundi! / Polaris Film Productions / il Luster Films) still has many many festivals to visit this year, and maybe… just maybe, they’ll release it on-line next month so we can all admire that softie woolen stop-motion technique?

Something (with her love for naked men and super-sheep) Emma had already developed for her 2009 movie “Zache Planten” done while @ Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel for which she received an award @ the Anima fest. Oh Willy… don’t make us wait too long.

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The Cosmonaut trailer

9 November 2011

Aaaand it’s finally here! After half a year since they asked us to back up their long-awaited crowdfunded film, the Riot Cinema collective have kindly released the first trailer of the Cosmonaut (you know… that creative commons Spanish movie that’s all over the news).

As proud supporters we honestly can’t wait until the film finally comes to our local cinemas (supposed to be released next year…)… or the internet, or TV because it should be released at the same time on all medias.

Still from The Cosmonaut - Photo by Miki Ávila
Still from The Cosmonaut - Photo by Miki Ávila

And  after having raised nearly half a million € (they’re saying it’s 54% of their goal budget) it seems it’s only a matter of time (and more money) until the project is complete. Just a few more months pipol!

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