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After 2 years of intense work, financial pressure, and risk, Darkest Dungeon has come to Steam Early Access, and people seem to like it!  What a thing!  
store.steampowered.com/app/262…

Thanks to everyone who has sent me notes, email, and/or posted on my profile - more art to come!
@BourassaArt on twitter.  Because I guess I need to be on twitter.
  • Listening to: Random shit
  • Reading: email
  • Watching: Peter Cushing, Chris Lee
  • Playing: no time!!!
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: water
4pm PST on the IndieMEGABOOTH Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/indiemegabooth

It's an epic stream with us Darkest Dungeon devs and the fine folks at Juggernaut games, who are working on Starcrawlers.  I'm going to draw one of their characters in the Darkest style, and Asa (their lead artist) will be drawing one of the DD characters in his style.  Meanwhile, we'll have members of both teams on, chatting about our games, taking questions and generally shooting the shit.

Cmon by!

-Chris
  • Listening to: Random shit
  • Reading: email
  • Watching: Peter Cushing, Chris Lee
  • Playing: no time!!!
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: water
9639 Backers pledged a total of $313,337 AMERICAN YANKEE DOLLARS!

I am honored, humbled, thrilled and quite frankly and blown away by the support we've seen for our project.  I've never felt more creatively validated in my entire career.  We're going to make Darkest Dungeon something really special.

Thank you to everyone who pledged, emailed, tweeted, or told their older brother about the game!

Chris
  • Listening to: Wayne June
  • Reading: email/AMA/Kicktraq/Kickstarter
  • Watching: Kickstarter
  • Playing: no time!!!
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: water
Time is running out!  Join our KS campaign today! Head over to the page and check out our stuff! 
I want to thank everyone who has pledged and helped support the campaign over the past month - we owe our success to our growing community of passionate backers.  If you haven't heard of the game, or forgot to pledge, please don't hesitate to get on board before the clock runs out!

Tonight at 6pm Pacific I'll be working on a new character class design on the IndieMegaBooth Twitch.tv channel 

Until then, you can check out the Reddit AMA we did yesterday for even more info on the game!
Cheers!
Chris
  • Listening to: Wayne June
  • Reading: email/AMA/Kicktraq/Kickstarter
  • Watching: Kickstarter
  • Playing: no time!!!
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: water
Come hang out and watch me draw a new playable class for Darkest Dungeon!

I'll be happy to answer questions about the game, the art and my workflow, so come on by :)



  • Listening to: Wayne June
  • Reading: emaaaaiiiilllzzzz
  • Watching: Horror flicks
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: Too much scotch
Update:  Uhhhh, that went well.
112% funded in 24 hrs!  We are very very grateful to have such an enthusiastic and supportive community rallying around the game.  Thanks to everyone who backed, shared, posted, tweeted, or otherwise!  Let's demolish some stretch goals!

Head on over and back us!

After nearly 6 weeks of intense preparation and late nights, we're live!
We need your support to help bring this game to market!  Help us by backing, tweeting, facebooking, hula-hooping, canvassing your neighbourhood, and updating your GeoCities pages!

I'll check back here and field any questions that get posted below...

Thank you again!
Chris
  • Listening to: Wayne June
  • Reading: emaaaaiiiilllzzzz
  • Watching: Horror flicks
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: Too much scotch
What up, everyone! Big news on the Darkest Dungeon front:
1)We're confirmed for Steam distribution!
2)Kickstarter Campaign is going live Feb 10th

We'll have a new trailer that gives you some backstory on the gameworld, as well as some actual gameplay footage! Wayne June reprises his role as the narrator, and Stuart Chatwood brings the business with an epic score.

If you're in the know, and following the game at all, the best thing you can do to help is back us early.  A strong first push on Kickstarter is usually integral to the campaign's overall success and will really have a huge impact on our day 1 showing.

If you don't know about the game, you can check us out at
www.darkestdungeon.com
@DarkestDungeon on Twitter
www.facebook.com/DarkestDungeon

  • Listening to: Wayne June
  • Reading: emaaaaiiiilllzzzz
  • Watching: Horror flicks
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: Too much scotch
I got to chat with Mike over at Gamers in Beta about my indie game, Darkest Dungeon.  Check it out to learn more about the game!


Starts around 48min into the podcast.
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Diary, by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Watching: Horror flicks
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: Too much scotch
I know we haven't spent much time together lately, and it's not you - it's me.  I miss painting your curves, but the thing is, you're a delicious bag of chips, and I'm really, really trying to get healthy.
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Diary, by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Watching: Horror flicks
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: Too much scotch
Hey everyone, 

I'm thrilled to announce my indie-game-in-development: Darkest Dungeon!

Check out the 'Terror and Madness' trailer on the main page of the website, or on youtube.

It's a retro-influenced sidescrolling dungeon crawler that focuses on your party's stress levels and emotional state as they claw their way through the blood soaked blackness.  There's ton of information about the game on the website, and I'm hoping you all sign up to our mailing list to stay on top of new developments!  We're just getting started with our reveals, so there's lots of cool stuff to come!

Artistically, the game's style is a blend of Medieval woodcuts, Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, Viktor Kalvachev, and a dash of social game cuteness.  It's a barren, unforgiving world where the medieval age has lasted hundreds of years longer than it had any right to.  We've got Plague Doctors, Highwaymen, Crusaders, Bounty Hunters, Men-at-Arms - the list of playable classes is huge, but not as huge as the monster list :)

So get ready to assemble, outfit, and upgrade your party before sending them down on a mad quest for gold and glory.  Be warned, however, characters in Darkest Dungeon are not the unwavering heroes of high fantasy. While they are certainly tough and capable fighters, they are also human, and respond...unpredictably when the pressure finally breaks them!

Hope you guys are as excited as I am - please comment below with any questions or feedback, join our mailing list, and share/like/fav the hell out of it!

(Twitter: @darkestdungeon)
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Diary, by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Watching: Horror flicks
  • Playing: SWTOR
  • Eating: Healthy...ish.
  • Drinking: Too much scotch
After a 4 and a half month stint at Microsoft, and the resulting project cancellation, I took a some time off to really think about what I wanted to do.

After some serious consideration, and a few lucky bounces as far as timing and tax returns, I've opted to pass on couple senior studio job offers and do the indie thing, at least for a year.

So if you love the words "2d" "gothic" "horror" "rpg", stay tuned!
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Borderlands2
  • Watching: Borderlands2
  • Playing: Borderlands2
  • Eating: Borderlands2
  • Drinking: Malbec
2pm - 4:30ish PACIFIC

Let's try to finish this Dwarven Rock Mage!

www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Borderlands2
  • Watching: Borderlands2
  • Playing: Borderlands2
  • Eating: Borderlands2
  • Drinking: Malbec
Now!

Angry dwarf is riding a rock!

www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…

Cmon by if you like art, lana, and lovecraft.
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Borderlands2
  • Watching: Borderlands2
  • Playing: Borderlands2
  • Eating: Borderlands2
  • Drinking: Malbec
Doin' some sketching for Iron Realms...

www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…

1:15pm - 3pm pacific!
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Borderlands2
  • Watching: Borderlands2
  • Playing: Borderlands2
  • Eating: Borderlands2
  • Drinking: Malbec
After wrapping up a 1 year Art Direction contract at Nerdcorps Ent, I'm excited to be returning to the unpredictable, deadline-driven world of freelancing!  I'm looking forward to lots of practice and artistic development, not mention a bit more time around the family.  

Much love to my team at NC who included such fine folks as:
shubacca.deviantart.com/
t-biddy.deviantart.com/
snacks99.deviantart.com/
bluepeaches.deviantart.com/
jouste.deviantart.com/
...and a whole bunch of others.

Posts to come!
Chris
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: The Terror
  • Watching: Borderlands2
  • Playing: Borderlands2
  • Eating: Borderlands2
  • Drinking: Glenlivet
www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…

werking werking werking
  • Listening to: Lights' Siberia
  • Reading: Lovecraft...as always
  • Watching: Always Sunny
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Brussels
  • Drinking: Limoncello
Really unfortunate news that Radical effectively shut down.  It's bad for the city, and certainly bad for the talented people who worked there.  Having been laid off myself, I know how it feels.  Good luck guys.
  • Listening to: Lights' Siberia
  • Reading: Lovecraft...as always
  • Watching: Life's Too Short
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Fries
  • Drinking: Tequila
10:30 - onwards tonight!
www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…

Something different tonight:  I'm going to take an older sketch, break it down, and begin to rebuild a new painting.  I'll refine the composition and layout, posing and color palette to reinforce the mood and message of the image.

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This is the sketch I'm going to work from...lots of room to improve this!
  • Listening to: Lights' Siberia
  • Reading: Lovecraft...as always
  • Watching: Life's Too Short
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Fries
  • Drinking: Tequila
www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…

Working on :
cribs.deviantart.com/art/The-M…

Going to finish off the violinist if it kills me!  Feel free to come hang out, ask questions, give me advice, or if there's enough interest, I'll play the audiobook version of the story that inspired my painting!
  • Listening to: Lights' Siberia
  • Reading: Lovecraft...as always
  • Watching: Life's Too Short
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Fries
  • Drinking: Tequila
I'm gonna try this streaming thing out, just for the hell of it!

Feel free to pop by and hang out.  Gonna be working on a Lovecraft-inspired pinup girl, and maybe some other stuff.  So if you love the eldritch forces of chaos and boobs, you'll be right at home!

link: www.livestream.com/theinnsmout…
  • Listening to: Lights' Siberia
  • Reading: Lovecraft...as always
  • Watching: Life's Too Short
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Fries
  • Drinking: Tequila