Tim here, just poking my head in to say “Hi!” and “Thanks for the support!” Caveman Craig 2 has been getting some great exposure and some very generous reviews. Nice to hear people speaking highly of my graphic/animation work!
I want to remind you all to check out the following:
Free Caveman Craig 2 Demo: Click Here
Buy Caveman Craig 2 HERE!
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We’ll have more news in the coming weeks, and some announcements on new games and content we would like to develop. Stay tuned!
Excitement is brewing as we come to the final stages of CC2’s production.
I have finished all my graphic work, and can (mostly) put my feet up as Rhys finishes up his programming duties on the game.
The last graphical things I had to make, were a series of icons to represent 22 “achievements” that can be… um… achieved in the game. Here are just a handful to whet your appetite:
With the majority of my animation work done on CC2, I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you to pre-order the game!
Over the past few years that we’ve been working on this great sequel, I’ve also had the opportunity to work on a number of animated TV shows and films (Disney’s Kick Buttowski, Big Green Rabbit, Wakkaville and feature film; Santa’s Apprentice – just to name a handful) which have fueled and nurtured my animation skills beyond what you would have seen in the original Caveman Craig game. This is just one small reason to have confidence that CC2 is gonna be great!
CC2 has over 12 new dinosaurs. There are 4 challenging stages in which you must defeat 4 different enemies (we’re keeping the last one especially secret!). There are also 5 or so bonus levels and minigames between each stage. There’s a big rewards catalogue with well over 35 items you can buy to help Craig through the levels. Things like catapults, mammoths, natural disasters and lookout towers.
As an incentive to pre-order the game, we are offering “Caveman Craig: Special Edition” as a freebie to those who preorder before the game’s release. We’re hoping the game will come out early in the new year. Get onto www.cavemancraig.com to preorder.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Treat yourself (or someone you tolerate) to a preorder of CC2!
You can see here the official Caveman Craig 2: The Tribes of Boggdrop logo and title (click on it for a chunky huge version).
Keep an eye on our blog for some crisp screenshots coming this week. We’re also hoping to announce a release date and a pre-order deal soon.
Only a few more days until our special Caveman Craig: Special Edition coupon code expires.
Enter the code; GROK in checkout to receive 40% off.
Direct link to checkout HERE.
I have almost completed all the animation for the vast array of dinosaurs in the game. There will be over 12 different prehistoric beasts, including this huge Stegosaurus (shown in the pic). The original Caveman Craig had about 4 dinosaurs (and the special edition includes the Dilophosaurus). Some dinosaurs will be seen more frequently than the others, but one thing we know is that the T-Rex will be more terrifying than in the original game!
Another thing to be excited about is the new website, which is currently in development too. There will be a tonne of info, pics and other exciting news to come with it. No date is set for this yet, but stay tuned.
Rhys and I have also been talking about other games we can develop after CC2 hits the (virtual) streets. We’ll always keep you informed on this blog as to what exciting Parabox games will be coming out.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already got it, Caveman Craig: Special Edition is still available in our store at http://www.cavemancraig.com – This is tonnes better and smoother than the free version we have on YoYo Games, and has a heap of extra features.
However, we’re gonna keep it secret. To find out the final enemy caveman, you’ll just have to buy the game when we release it (and of course, progress far enough in the game to meet him).
As Rhys mentioned, we’re planning to release the game sometime mid-this-year. We really value your patience, and that’s why we’d like to keep you keen with images like the one on the left here.
Rhys has developed a system where Craig earns experience points by showing initiative, killing dinosaurs and kicking butt. The experience points can be spent on all sorts of handy items such as this tower thing. The dude in the top pegs rocks at enemies.
One of the enemies Craig will have to face (without making direct eye-contact) is the caveman who predates clothes!
Prehistoric Pete is the original nudest and Craig will need to defeat him in Caveman Craig 2. Just… make sure that leaf stays on.. please…
I can’t remember the exact specs of my computer – nothing too amazing – but the software I use is:
Toon Boom Digital Pro – Fantastic animation software which I use for animating the characters in Caveman Craig 2. It’s also good for general drawing. There have since been more versions of the software (Animate Pro and the secret Harmony), but digital pro is the best and most well-behaved of them. I also use Adobe Photoshop CS2. I use a teensy tiny Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet (it’s the cheapest one, and it works nicely).
I also use a Rode NT-2A microphone for recording voices and stuff (my wife is a singer, so she uses it for that too) and a very minimal recording set-up.
Also in the photo you can see about 15% of my Simpsons/toy collection. I have a heap of Simpsons, Toy Story and general cartoon merchandise including some original animation production cels from Rugrats, Aladdin, The Simpsons and Rocko’s Modern Life. All inspiration for Caveman Craig??.. sorta. I just like toys.
We are making good progress on the game, and we may even be able to confirm a release date soon! Stay tuned!
Time to meet another Caveman from the upcoming Caveman Craig 2.
This is Jurassic John. Not much to say about him except that he is hairy, sweaty and has a fierce arm when it comes to using his club.
Enjoy the animation! We will be recording voices and sound FX for the game in the coming week!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’d like to introduce you to some new characters that we’ll see in Caveman Craig 2 (to hopefully be released some time this year).
The first rival we will come across is Caveman Craig’s fallen twin brother, Neanderthal Neil.
It is unknown why Craig and Neil no longer get along, but it more than likely involves a brontosaurus sandwich-related dispute. Neanderthal Neil shares identical skills to Craig, and it will be quite a challenge to take down him and his tribe. Just like Craig, his rock-throwing and clubbing know-how will make it hard to defeat the tribe of Neanderthal Neil.
- Neil and Craig both have indentical ‘gatherer’ bags, both received them from their Grandma Goggette when they were 7.
- Neanderthal Neil invented Fluoro
- By defeating Neil, you will be able to play as him in other game modes in CC2.
- Neil won’t be as big in the game as he is shown in this image. Krokk, that would be scary!