This was completed for the Bureau of Reclamation Northwest Regional Office located in Boise, ID. The previsual flyover depicts the Nighthorse Dam project currently in construction outside of Durango, Colorado. Through the use of CAD files and GIS data, we were able to provide accurate terrain and equipment visualization before most of the construction had even begun.
We’re excited to announce the development of two new games: Dozer Dash and Swarm – Backyard Buzz.
Dozer Dash will be a single player game located in a construction environment. The idea will be to move debris and other elements into a designated containment area. The following is an early look at just a couple game items.
Swarm – Backyard Buzz will be a multiplayer game centering around some of the characteristics and community feel of bees and their lives with some capture the flag elements thrown in. The first level will take place in a backyard setting as can be seen in the following image.
We expect Dozer Dash to be be done in late 2010, while Swarm won’t be completed until 2011.
The culture of 3D animators and game developers in Boise, Idaho is taking leaps forward. For years these technical and creative types have been scattered throughout garages and bedrooms all around the Treasure Valley. With virtually no industry to speak of in this area, the inter-connectivity of this culture has never had a chance to grab hold. Pixel Fish Studios is glad to say that those days are coming to an end.
The industry will emerge in Boise and jobs will come with that. However, before the animation and gaming industries will turn their focus to Idaho over India, Canada or California, a seed must be planted and a culture must be grown. That’s the idea behind the Pipeline Development Project. It’s an opportunity for you (interested in 3D production animation and/or video game development) to emerge from the woodwork and join like-minded people in a pursuit of building these industries. Pixel Fish Studios is providing a beacon to unite this disjointed talent pool with a purpose.
The Pipeline Development Project is currently working on two projects focusing on the major pipelines presented by 3D: production and gaming. There are currently over a dozen animators and developers here in Boise, meeting and working on both a 3D animated short film called “Lief’s Journey” and a web-based video game called Swarm: Backyard Buzz.
For any questions on the Pipeline Development Project including how to get involved, contact email@example.com
We’re excited to announce that level 1 of our first video game is ready for beta. The game is an FPS shooting gallery with a little twist. We hope you’ll play a lot and drop us some feedback whether you like it, hate it, find some errors or just have some suggestions.
One piece of news that came out of Google I/O was that Unity could be played on Google Chrome (without the Unity plugin) through Native Client. As Unity developers we see this as a huge step in the right direction. A big hurdle when talking with prospective clients is the fact that the user will have to download a plugin. Not a topic that people just gloss over.
If Native Client becomes widely adopted, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that we could see Unity websites, similar to Flash sites. Disregarding the obvious SEO issues, this could provide spectacular user experiences for the right clients.
We’ll be keeping our eyes on this, but with or without Native Client, we feel Unity has put its mark on the interactive world.
Thanks for visiting our new website and company. This is a venture that has been almost three years in the making; waiting for the right time, projects and the technology to come about.
We’re excited not only because we’re so unique to Boise, the Treasure Valley and Idaho, but because what we do is so much fun. For many of us here, video games and 3D have been a passion over a good portion of our lives. We’ve played games since we were kids and stared in awe at some of the 3D technology that has come about on the big-screen.
We’ll continue to post here about new projects, project updates and general news and opinions on the industry and what it might mean for you.