The creative minds at Robot Entertainment have now released the prequel comic book for Orcs Must Die! The comic takes readers through the prequel back story and tells us all about the history of the important rifts and how the Orcs came to ravage the land. It also tells us alot about the kind of character the war mage is and his history.
I’m not going to spoil it too much as you really should check the comic out – its full of humor too! Not only does the comic detail the back story up to where the game starts – it also has a bunch of exclusive artwork from some of the bots at Robot and some community art pieces. It’s really interesting to see how different artists can paint different pictures of the Orcs Must Die world.
Age of Empires Online development blog – “The #1 Thing You Need to Know About Age of Empires Online”
Ian Vogel the design lead at Microsoft Games Studios has posted a blog on the Ageofempiresonline.com website. The blog post goes into detail about the business model behind the game explaining the content which will be available in both the free and premium versions of the game. The blog post also explains some of the extra add on “booster packs” like the “Vanity packs” which allow users to get access to more tools to develop interesting and exciting looking home cities. Below is an example of a maze created by beta tester Solartide: Read more
The bots at Robot Entertainment are showing their human side this month of Movember – a time of manly moustache growing! That’s right, the bots, or “mobots” are taking up the Movember challenge by growing moustaches for the month of November. Yes this yearly event is news to me too but apparently it has been running since 1999 according the the Movember wikipedia entry having been started by a group of men in South Australia. Since then the yearly event has grown in awareness and now takes place in a whole bunch of countries such as Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. There is some blurb on the official website as follows: Read more
Chris Moffitt, Remember ES’s partnered artist in the Robot art blog has taken some time to answer some burning questions! As a partnered artist Remember ES had the opportunity of asking Chris some questions about his Robot profile, AOE-O and projects out of work. I hope these Q&A’s give you a small insight into the life of the Robot Moffitt. Here goes with the Q&A!
Q1: The competition was tough and the art was varied. – What do you think of the art from your fellow Robots?
I love all of it. Each artist brought a unique style/process to the challenge and it’s really great to see what everyone came up with. Read more
Its all over! After a week (and a few more days!) the voting for the art blog has completed. There were plenty of votes cast and in the end it looks like the winning art was Nate “N8″ Stefan with his awesome military spider drone:-
Its time to get your voting fingers at the ready as Robot Entertainment has opened up the poll for folk to vote for their favourite robot art in the community art blogs. Recently six artists at Robot Entertainment have paired up with six community websites, including Remember ES. Each artist has produced an amazing piece each based on the “robots” theme. Now the time has come the the masses to vote for which artist they think is the best. The winning artist will have its community partner sent a whole bunch of Robot Entertainment swag to give away to the masses in any way they choose. So if you fancy getting your hands on some Robot swag be sure to vote for an artist on the blog and keep your eyes peeled on the winning community website! Read more
Todays Robot Entertainment art blog comes from Remember ES’s partnered artist Chris Moffitt who has produced an absolutely awesome piece based from inspiration from films like District 9 – a walking, half alien looking Robot. Take a look at this amazing 3D artist talent:
Robot Entertainment concept artist Andrew Olsen has blogged with his entry into the community art blog partnering with the bitbag a video game news and review website. The latest art entry is as follows:
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Robot Entertainment concept artist Nate Stefan has published his art entry in the community art blog. Sticking with an army theme similar to the previous entry by Gene Kohler, Nate has produced a military spider drone looking like something out of War of the Worlds.
I looked at a lot of photography for this one as well as images created by other artists. For some reason my TV has been tuned to the Military Channel lately and that’s basically where I found my inspiration. There is always some high testosterone show with the latest in military tech. After one such show that featured a predator drone I decided I would try to create a desert spider type unmanned drone. Read more
Robot Entertainment has lauched its next topic of art blogs with the latest theme being.. robots! Unlike previous art blogs this time Robot has offered community websites to partner with an artist and a poll will be opened so that members on the Robot Entertainment website can vote for their favourite art piece. The community site partnered with the artist that wins will have a whole bunch of Robot goodies such as games, shirts and robot buttons to give away however they please. Read more