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Robo 2.0 ::

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

(working hard at The Fictory)

Initially when we decided to take a shot at a kickstarter for Robo we had modest expectations. We thought that we could secure enough funds for us to put in a few weeks and stitch up what we had in the production pipeline and at the least “finish” what we had. The original $12,000 was meant to bring in the principles for the a short sprint to bring the production to some type of ending.

(Robo’s model sheet)

By the time the Kickstarter had wrapped on April 12th  at $72,941 we had learned a few things. The first thing that became very clear was that Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener have a fantastic fanbase with Robo. They gained this fanbase the hard way, which to say they earned it by putting out kick ass content that people like to read on a regular basis. That fanbase turned out like gangbusters in support of ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP. Within 36 hours of launching the campaign, ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP was funded by  over 300% at $36,890. By the end of the 45th day campaign we had accumulated $72,941 in pledges. The second thing we learned is that we had drastically underestimated how many folks wanted to see this project finished.

(details on Robo’s head and hands)

After the campaign wrapped we got done freaking out, getting drunk and patting ourselves on the back we had a decision to make regarding the production. We now had a few options.

1.  We could just pay ourselves more for the work we were going to do. We’d just finish what we started.

2. We could make what we had longer. We’d  take what was going to be an animated short and add a few minutes on the end.

3. We could harvest what was working from the initial short and basically start from scratch. We could block out a few months and do a number on this short like we had always wanted to do.

(modelling Helsingard)

The decision was unanimous.
We would turn what was an unruly project that we did in our free time into a well oiled production and make a 12 minute short that properly displayed what The Fictory’s capablities are in 2012. The whole staff was a year and a half nastier then the last time we worked on Robo.

(a few storyboards)

In short, we got better and ATOMIC ROBO: LAST STOP will be a reflection of that.

(Robo, looking cool)

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Stabb Through Another Lens ::

Monday, July 16th, 2012

(Art by Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey)

I really dig this version of Stabb by Nikolas. His Stabb seems to be a bit less carefree then the genuine article, but he looks pretty bad ass none-the less. I particularly like the pattern column on his shirt. Stabb would totally wear that!

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Happy Birthday Tesla! ::

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Happy Birthday Tesla, from the Atomic Robo: Last Stop team!

(Art by H. Crawford, @gilesdraws on Twitter.)

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New Concept Art ::

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

(concept art by Graey Erb)


We’ve been working hard making sure Atomic Robo’s animated debut is as cool as possible. We’ve revisited our character models and even did some all new concept work to make sure our main characters are working well. Check it out!

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Nova Golf Goes Mobile ::

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Its official! Nova Golf is now available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!  After many months of hard work and play-testing Nova Golf makes it debut on mobile devices across the globe.  Nova Golf is a user friendly and highly addictive golf simulator that will have you coming back for more time and time again.  When you can’t be out on the course Nova Golf has what you need!  Master all three highly realistic courses as you advance through the games many challenging tournaments.  Watch as your characters skills improve along side your own, and when your ready challenge your friends to see who has the perfect swing.
If you are already familiar with the Mac version of Nova Golf then download the mobile version and take the action with you wherever you go.  Make sure to rate and comment after downloading so we can put Nova Golf in front of as many eyes around the world as possible!

As always we hope you have a blast with what we have created and thanks again!

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