February 10, 2013, 10:22:14 am by The Creatures
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As many people already know, yesterday we released the pilot of our brand new Borderlands Machinima series "Tr4pVille". If you have not seen it already, please watch it now before I go into more explanation:
So far we have got nothing but amazing support from you guys, which is awesome considering the amount of time that was sunk into just this pilot episode. We streamed the premiere of the pilot in front of 27,000 people on Twitch, got #Tr4pville trending in the US, and managed to reach 25,000 likes in a day! After the release, I noticed that there were plenty of questions being asked in the comments and on Twitter about the series in general, and I thought it would be a good idea to type this up to let everyone know what the plan is. So, the pilot is now complete and uploaded for the world to see, this is pretty much step one in getting feedback from fans and others to see if the series is worth creating. Naturally, you guys pulled through and showed us that this is something you want to see more of, which we are very grateful for (Me in particular because I spent so much time on this one video haha).
With the pilot done and well received, we are now going to move onto flushing out the overall story of the series. We currently have the general story arcs for the first 3 seasons of the show, as well as a good solid idea of what exactly is happening during the first season. We plan on each season being 6 episodes that are an average of about 5 minutes in length(The finales will end up being much longer in order to tie things up and what not). I am hoping to get started on the first season sometime this month at the latest, that way we can have this first season all finished and ready to be released weekly sometime during the summer months. So as for the release date, I really can't say exactly, but I can say that it won't be for a few months since we want to have the 1st season completed before release. As for characters, those who you saw in the pilot are not the only characters in existence(btw, watch the credits if you don't know who is who), which means we WILL have the other Creatures in the series, as well as cameos from other familiar people along the way. So be prepared for that!
Another thing that would be good to point out is our new member to the team. When we started brainstorming the series, we knew that we needed someone to help us with some stuff on the 3D end of things. So, we brought on my good friend Lemur who I have known for a while. He currently handles Storyboarding, concept art, modelling, rigging, and helping with animations. With Lemur working on the 3D stuff I didn't have a clue about, I could hammer away at animation and all other things Unreal related. Without him on board, this really wouldn't have been possible, so thank you Lemur and we look forward to working with you more. We also had our friends JP Neufeld and Daniel James work on the sound end of things, which turned out amazing. With any luck, they will be helping us for the entire series
Anyway, we have HUGE things planned for this series and can only hope that you guys love it as much as we have fun creating it. Feel free to send over any more questions in the comment section here or over twitter and I will do my best to answer them. We do talk about this on this week's Creature Talk (Which is amazing btw), so go give it a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPdeBpRgkg
Thanks for reading everything guys! And don't forget the send the pilot of Tr4pville to everyone you know!
- The Creatures