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Update #6

Evolving Art

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Hey everyone, Dani here again. For this update I’m going to take you back a bit and give everyone an idea of where Bloom came from artistically and how much it has evolved to what you see today (and is still evolving).

Bloom officially began years ago as two separate graphic novel attempts exploring different ideas and styles. The first was a very short color version (of only 5 pages), and the 2nd was a black and white version that went on to be over 30 pages.

Unofficially, Bloom actually began years before that with various personal projects I had done and I drew elements from them into the Bloom world). An example of this is the golem creature that I had created while working on a cartoon intended for Nickelodeon, and then as Bloom advanced I re-created him to fit into a darker world.

At the point of the graphic novels, the majority of the concept work was actually done while making each page. While this wasn't very effective in terms of design, it set the ground work from which I was able to build from (and many of the ideas you can still see today in one form or another).

After the graphic novels, I found myself with a great body of writing and story-lines along with the solid beginnings of a world. So, in my free time, I continued to refine the ideas and push things further.

Actually, that is a big part of Bloom, the way it changes. Unlike other projects, this one is being lead from the artistic side and the focus on experience and story. Since I am the one doing all of the concept design, writing, and modeling; the game evolves alongside me.

Even in the last week we took another step forward and explored some more styles. We intend to continue this type of exploration and growth as we move forward and in the end should have something truly unique for players to experience. Bloom has never tried to be just “another game”; it is our dedication to really push ourselves beyond the norm to make this something special.

Anyhow, thanks for all the support everyone! Sorry for the slow update, just been working on trying to get more eyes onto the project and doing more work on the game. As they say, "so much to do, so little time". :) 

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      Creator Gordon on April 1, 2013

      Thanks Dani, the art and evolution of Bloom is fantastic, and the long creation time for the story makes me even more keen to see this game realised.

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      Creator Kirtswall on April 1, 2013

      Very nice, wishing you the best of luck.

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      Creator kristen maksuta on April 1, 2013

      It's ok, this game needs more eyes. I can only push this onto so many people myself, and most of my friends aren't gamers :(

      Anyway, I continue to be very happy with the updates. They continue to explain the story and gameplay. I continue to be happy with the way you all are trying to present the characters and their stories. A classic tale of a child and its mother being told in a way that most people don't (as shown by the video you all linked). And the way you all describe the combat system... I shouldn't find getting into combat boring and a nuisance due to its overuse or complete predictability.

      Thanks :)

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      Creator Storm Blade on April 1, 2013

      Simply Magnifique!

      Very good work

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