August 27, 2012
The Lord Inquisitor
One of the best things about the gaming industry isn’t just the games themselves but the communities and creative minds behind them. In fact, it could be argued, that the communities are what makes the games great. Look at Half Life, it was a fantastic game, but it’s reign as the king of the PC wasn’t just because of the barriers it broke but because the community behind it developed some of the greatest user made expansions to ever hit the gaming industry such as Counter-Strike which is considered to be one of the most popular multi-player games ever developed.
Many of you know that I am a huge Warhammer40k fan, not so much of the board games but for the Mythos and lore behind it. It’s one of the most highly detailed and chronicled universes of the Sci-Fi world outside of Star-Trek, Star Wars and D&D. Having said all that it’s on that has received very little attention from the media industry in the form of TV, Web or User Content. Outside of the intro videos for Dawn of War I and II and the not so great Ultramarine’s movie there really hasn’t been anything outside of user art which is surprising considering how much content there is behind the Warhammer universe.
Erasmus Brasdau, a 3D artist from Germany, is attempting to change that by making a full length movie. You can check out his Bio here(This is taken directly from his website:
“A one man army focusing to finish this tribute to Warhammer 40k within the next years. Having a huge traditional painting background, Erasmus entered the world of 3D at 19 and got his first job at 22 as a 3D generalist in Germany. After spending most of his life in front of a monitor, it quickly became clear that it is his passion to create serious, lifelike characters.
Although he never played the tabletop game, he enjoyed reading novels about the W40k universe and fell in love with the whole atmosphere.
Being completely obsessed with huge aims in visual qualitiy and projects, he started together with his friend Martin an impressive image showing Imperial Fists fighting against Chaos forces. After the completion, which took around 4 months, he decided to work again on a Warhammer 40K project in his free time.This time it will be a short animation about the inquisition. Starting in early 2010 with the development of the plot, he is working day by day to hopefully finish this project in mid 2013.”
So far the trailers look impressive, especially considering how much work is required and how many people are involved. While the voice acting leaves a little to be desired the overall package looks amazing. Check it out and let us know what you think!
The Demo Trailer:
Making of Part 1:
Making of Part 2:
Pretty cool huh! Let us know what you guys think! I hope you are all as excited as we are. Please check out their site here.
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