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Half Life 2 Mod Demo Needs People

2014-11-08 15:28:19 by RealFaction
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If you are a 3D Modeler, or a 3D Programmer, and are interested in making a game for Steam, this is for you. 

 

NOTE: This will be updated with more answers to anymore questions I may have, as I've added more to this, and updated some information. 

11/18 UPDATE: We decided for the demo it will be a mod in Source, but the full game will be made using the Unity engine.  We have figured out how to go about it with the mechanic, and now all we need for the demo is a Half-Life 2 modder/programmer. 



I never expected to post on the front page about something like this, but I have a strong feeling about it.  I have an idea for a 3d game to make for Steam/PC, that hasn't been done yet to my knowledge.  I want to be the director and musician of this project. 



Question for 3D Animator/RiggerAre there any good animators out there who can animate transforming fluid in a sense?  It would kind of be like working with water, only thicker.  Basically need someone who can animate objects.

Question for Programmers: Are there any good programmers out there for 3D games here who would be interested who have made Half Life 2 mods before?  We need one.


That's all I can reveal about the project itself unless one contacts me and is under agreement of not using/sharing the idea outside of the conversation.  It won't be a sandbox game, nor will it be open-world, but will have some of those elements, like Everquest: Landmark, but it won't be like that game and not near as advanced or confusing in the programming, because it won't be in the same game genre.  It will be like some games where you have a set range of exploration like when you explore buildings like Portal or Mirror's Edge, or Half-Life.



To whom it may concern, here are some answers to predicted questions some may ask me:



Q: "Why all of a sudden an interest in game development?"



A:  I have been a gamer most of my life, I've been wanting to make a game since I was 16 years old (now 23) and I am an experienced story-writer.  I am not the average consumer whom have been lost in a lot of "easy to please" games like some generic FPS games.  I've always wanted to make a game, but never had an idea for a 3D game until now.


Q: "You're not experienced in this field, why should I bother?"



A: I'm not going in alone, as my co-director/motion capture model, Kel-chan has good experience in game making to help us make this game all it can be. I have had experience in making a couple games with teams in the past, one that came to life, but the programming unfortunately was no good, and one game that never came to life because an artist left that was hard to replace.  This was 2D gaming.  I know some of the elements to game development through study, but I do want to bring someone else on board to co-direct the project who has more experience. 



Q:  "If I'm interested, what's the next step or three?"

A:  You message me, and I write a typed contract to send to you on here, you type your name and that agrees to the terms of a NDA (non-disclosure agreement, means you can't say anything to anyone about some details I tell you regarding the project).  You MUST have past work to show what you're capable of, and if you have enough experience for my criteria, we start work. 

For this demo, it's a Half Life 2 mod, so it wouldn't be a pain-staking "I gotta stay up all night like Game Jams" thing.  We all have lives.  Have fun with this project, I don't want this to be a "chore" for anyone, but a fun experience that can be profitable later on for all of us, and your work could get exposure on Steam.  That could lead to other opportunities!  

First, we would release a demo  of the game of one small level, demonstrating physics, polished graphics, and the idea of the game itself.  We would make a video to go along with it.  It would be a video for a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign depending on which is better.  We wouldn't cheat people like most campaigns do, but I could pull some strings to help it get more exposure.  From there, if we get funded, we continue the game. 



Q: "What engine will you be using?"

Considering it's a mod of Half Life 2 (just for the game's demo only), Source engine.  For the full game, Unity.

 

Q: "Is there a story?"

A: Oh yeah.  It's in the early stages for now, but I want it to be gameplay driven, plot driven, and character driven, kind've like the Halo and Half-Life franchises.  The gameplay will be the main highlight, but I do want some character depth, which I would write for and pick out voice actors when the time comes for it.

I really feel passionate about this, so if you're up for it, send me a message on here or contact me at mondohenry@yahoo.com via email.  I'm going to be asking some experienced veterans in these fields on how to execute this properly.  Cheers.


Slipknot Tribute/New Album

2014-11-04 23:29:01 by RealFaction
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My new album is coming out December 2nd, and below is a new song from the album that doubles as a tribute to Slipknot's sound as they've influenced me a lot since I started making music back in '06, and also deals with the topic of being angry at someone who used to be in my life who lied to me.   Also, check out my music video for the new single about anti-abuse, "Into the Sun".

I also uploaded the song here to NG: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/591786

Slipknot tribute song: "Newborn"



Into the Sun single.  

 


New Music Video/Single on Itunes

2014-10-07 13:38:31 by RealFaction
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My new single "Into the Sun" is now on Itunes for 99 cents, and the music video is now on YouTube!  PLEASE spread this around it would  mean a lot, it's a message about anti-abuse.  I want to change the lives of abuse victims with this, and so far, I have for a few people :) and thank you, I really need the support.

Get it on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/into-the-sun-single/id926004104

Here's the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIbamhk83vI  (and below)

Also check out my new website: http://www.flareheartstudio.com

 


New Website/Itunes Single

2014-10-01 23:09:10 by RealFaction
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New Website

I have a new website for my music and my studio business, any studio related news will be there, but I'll still post my music updates here too.  My business won't officially open for another month at least, it'll be online and local, but check out the different sections of the site, it'll explain the future like providing fan merch and all that good stuff.

Website: http://flareheartstudio.com/


Itunes Single

For a long time, I haven't put my music on Itunes because it wasn't cheap.  However, my wonderful YouTube partnership company Puron Digital is putting my upcoming single on Itunes coming out next Tuesday (the 7th) with my MUSIC VIDEO :D I'm excited!  Stay tuned for that.

Special shoutout to SkyeWint for helping me mix and master the album.  That's all for now, stay tuned for my post next week!
 


Madness Day Cartoon Music/Music Video

2014-09-22 13:36:40 by RealFaction
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Happy Madness Day!

Go check out Hizu's Animation I did music for:  http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/646322

Go follow Hizu to stay updated with his work: http://hizu.newgrounds.com/

Here are the songs I made for it:

Scene 1: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588179
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYNx1HsDAxo

Scene 2:  http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588231
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKYhjzQ6l3s

Scene 3 (rejected): http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588180
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjXq_Nhz2N8

Elevator Music:  http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588229
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqdQ56xKdx8


Youtube Playlist with the animation and all the songs:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM_ItXF6mgdqzi88X0fR-CHEyEXn3saSc


Music Video (for my single "Into the Sun")

A couple days ago was Day 1 of my music video shoot for my upcoming single, "Into the Sun", from my upcoming album, "The Box Volume 2: Regeneration".  It was a lot of fun, and I thank the 5 people in my crew who were very helpful with the whole thing.  The video should be coming out in a week or so, I co-directed it and am editing it.  The album should be coming out sometime next month.

Want to see some teaser photos from the set and the album cover?



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Music Video (coming soon)

2014-09-20 19:38:37 by RealFaction

Today was Day 1 of the music video shoot for my single, "Into the Sun" coming soon to Bandcamp, then the album coming to Itunes in a few weeks or so.  Day 2 of shooting is tomorrow (Sunday) wrapping up shots for a final scene for the end of the video.  We got to film in a cool looking tunnel, in a house that's owned by someone my friend knows but it's basically abandoned and worn down, and tomorrow we'll be filming in a large field. :) it was lots of fun filming today!

The music video will be online in a week or two and I will be posting behind the scenes footage before then, and releasing a teaser to hype the video release.

Here's a little teaser of my friend (who's a great actress) playing the part of Farrah, the girl on the album covers of The Box Volume 1 and the upcoming album, The Box Volume 2.


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Recording in the Studio & Album Updates

2014-09-06 14:03:44 by RealFaction
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Hey guys, I have my own studio now!  It's called Flareheart Studio, and I'm going to make it my own business after I finish my album in the next month.  I've been recording vocals and finishing instrumentals, and in TWO WEEKS, I'm filming a MUSIC VIDEO!  

Here's the youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/flareheartstudio  be sure to subscribe!  I will also post videos of artists I record (if they want me to) so it's not just about my music on that channel.

Album Updates

Below is my latest studio video. If you want to know specific information on where I am with my album, and see the released album tracklist, check my last news post here: http://www.realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/905782

Below is a video of me recording in the studio (after all the silly stuff). Family Inc. isn't the single anymore by the way. Subscribe to my channel also if you wish:
http://www.youtube.com/realfactionmusic
 

 


Album Progress/Track List

2014-09-05 00:24:17 by RealFaction
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Wondering where I am on my new album? I have the entire track list of all the songs i'm going to write and finish for my new upcoming album "The Box Vol. 2: Regeneration" (in no particular order).

1. Blackened Sea: I have the instrumental done just gotta record the lyrics i wrote, record vocals for it.

2.  Black Feathers: Pretty much done, but i might rerecord some vocals for it.

3. Into the Sun: I decided thie is going to be the single.  I just posted a fragment, what I've got written so far.  A VERY rough mix.  I have to finish the instrumental then write lyrics, then vocals come in.  Hopefully, September 20th, I'm getting my pals together to shoot the music video for it. https://soundcloud.com/real.../into-the-sun-unfininished-wip

 

4. By Your Side:  Done. This is an old one I released online in 2012 that i made.  It got scrapped from the previous "The Box" album, and is going into this one.

5. Craft of the Gentle Hand: This song...will be a freakin' nightmare to sing and I don't know about it, but the instrumental is done.  I'm having second thoughts about recording vocals for it, it's kind've chaotic.  

6.  Synthetic: Instrumental is done, but need to write lyrics and sing it.

7.  Under the Skin: An instrumental I'm still working on.

8.  Arcs of the Spectrum: Pretty much an instrumental so it's done.

9.  Family Inc.: I've got vocals halfway recorded, gonna do more over the weekend maybe to record the rest. 

10. Homeless: Still has to be mixed but almost done with the instrumental then recording vocals for it.

11. Monolith: Monolith is something...special.  A guest guitar player recorded the riffs I originally did on my program and we wrote it together but mainly he just redid it with his guitar and it sounds amazing.  Unfortunately, he can't finish it, but I'm hoping he will send me elements separately so I can.

12. Unsung: I'm still working on the instrumental for this song.

13.  All is Good in My World: It's done, and was for my dad's birthday.  It's a song about him.

14.  Enter Madness: This is a song i made for an animation to enter in Newgrounds' upcoming Madness Day Contest, and might make it extended for the album.  You'll see it on Newgrounds before the album drops.

15.  F(l)ake:  You can call it "Flake", or "Fake".  This technically has two titles.  I'm not sure if this one will make the album or not, I want to write it, but not sure if I will yet.

Originally, I was planning to release the album in the middle of this month (September), but I realized that's WAY too soon, and I have work to do.  I'll be lucky if it's done by the end of the month, which is certainly possible, but no promises.  But my guess is, it'll be done by October sometime.  I am putting my all into it until I'm happy with it.  Stay tuned.

 

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New Studio/Music Video/New NG Musician

2014-08-22 16:20:23 by RealFaction
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Flareheart Studio

My new studio is finally finished and I'm going to be finishing my upcoming metal/rock album coming next month with a MUSIC VIDEO! 

PS: If you're playing a game or drawing or something, I created a 52 minute mix of my EDM stuff :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUcbh2z6LJ4

More details here:

http://www.youtube.com/flareheartstudio

http://www.facebook.com/flareheartstudio
 

 

Music Video

I have my actors and my cameraman, I bought some supplies for the music video a couple days ago, and i am going to go in the studio to make the final mix of the single "Family Inc." and record the vocals :) I am co-directing the video and I wrote the ideas and stuff, and I'll be editing the video as well.  Should be out sometime next month with the new album!

New Newgrounds Musician

Go welcome my musician friend IvyPoison.  I like her first song, she's a longtime friend of mine.  We also did a collab song called "Wandering".  Follow her at http://ivypoison.newgrounds.com/

Last but not least, you'll be hearing some podcasts and music mixes to listen to in the background every now and then from me.  Enjoy!


New Studio/Future Stuff

2014-08-19 03:30:13 by RealFaction
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My new studio is called Flareheart Studio.  Everything you need to know about my future music related stuff and the studio is all in the video.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlareheartStudio

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/FlareheartStudio