Wednesday, December 21, 2011

11 Second Club

*Edit*.. . .. .  wow... 4 years, really? I'll try to stick this on from sooooo long ago, and start updating a bit more readily...

So I've run into some free time having now finished some work on our home, and wanted to take a stab at the 11 Second Club competition for this month. I'll post it here once the voting for the competition is over. I don't know if there would be any issues if people associated this entry with me before voting. So check back in early January to see it.

I decided to try out the Morpheus Rig (Morphy) by Josh Burton. It took me a little while to figure out all the ins and outs of it, but it seems to be pretty robust, and by far the best free rig I've found online for doing animation exercises with. You should definitely check it out if you get the chance. AND... watch the videos about the rig too before you get going!!! It'll save you a lot of time and frustration.

It felt really good to try and get back into acting with a character. That's something that I've been really missing in my hustle and bustle of game animation. Anyway, check back in a bit to see the update. Should come online sometime after the 4th or so... I think voting takes the first 3 days of the following month.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prey 2 Goodies

I'm so excited about P2 finally being announced, as its the first title I've worked on to do so. Therefore, I'm going to keep updating this post with fun new goodies once they've been posted elsewhere on the web. I won't talk about, confirm or deny any questions asked about the game, nor does my posting them here constitute an affirmation in any way. So don't bother to ask any questions about it. I just wanted to collect the pretty bits of marketing that come about as a way to preserve it for posterity.

Without further adieu:

Some nominations and ruminations on the upcoming release of Prey 2:
#8 on the top 25 most anticipated games of 2012
Another 'Most Wanted of 2012'
And another 'Most Wanted'
And it was nominated for 'Best Trailer' on the Spike VGA Awards show.

It's fun to see people so excited about your work.

So, Bethesda just published some pixel art I did for fun on their Facebook site. Pretty neat!

Here's a link to our CG Teaser Trailer... It's really slick!

Checkout the facebook page: here

And courtesy of G4's Site:

Link to G4

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prey2 Announced!!!

Here's a link to the official announcement from Bethesda.
This is what we've been working on as of late. Its really exciting to actually be able to name the project we've been pouring so much effort into. So, keep a lookout, there's going to be good stuff coming!


Sequel to Award-Winning Prey to be Available in 2012

March 14, 2011 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Prey® 2, the sequel to the popular 2006 game, is scheduled for release in 2012 and will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows. Further details onthe game will be revealed in the May issues of Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, as well as in magazines throughout Europe.

Prey 2 is being developed by Human Head Studios, the studio that created Prey, the original, award-winning game. Prey 2 is being built on the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software.

"We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2," said Chris Rhinehart, project lead. "Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We're excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are."

Continue to check for additional information on Prey 2 in the coming days.

About Human Head Studios
Human Head Studios is one of the top independent game studios in the industry. Founded in 1997 and based out of Madison, WI, Human Head Studios is best known for the cult classic Rune® and the award-winning first person shooter Prey®. Human Head Studios has developed a reputation for innovative game design, strong technology, and spectacular cutting edge graphics. For more information on Human Head Studios, please visit