Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A New Writer Joins The Team!

We are happy to welcome Sandra Carrington-Smith to the Bloodhunt team, as our new dialogue writer! Sandra is a very experienced writer and published author. One of her novels, THE BOOK OF OBEAH, is in pre-production to be a film.

The audio-book of the same novel is narrated by Dave Fennoy, who is the voice of Lee Everett in The Walking Dead video game. She is also currently writing the third book in her CROSSROADS series.

She's already been working on Hircine's dialogue and has done a fantastic job!

Check out her website:

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Progress Update: 23rd June

Just an update for you guys, to let you know how we're getting on! Had a few LOD and file-merging issues, but I've dealt with them now, so that's all working fine now. At the moment I'm working on some prototypes for new gameplay features and spells for Northpoint. I won't give away what they are just yet, but it's some pretty exciting stuff.

If you guys ever have suggestions on what you'd like to see, feel free to post a comment, and we'll take them into consideration. We're always happy to hear new ideas!

Kaelin, creator of the Grahls, is now working on some Wereboars and Woolly Sheep! He'll be creating some concept art for them first, which I'll share here when they're done, and expect some nice renders when the models are completed!

Also, Xenoo will be finishing work on our Hircine model soon, so expect some nice shots of him as well!

Ionis has laid the foundations for a lot of the interiors of Northpoint, so now our interior level designers are beginning their work. On that topic, we could still use help in that regard, so if you're a talented level designer, please get in touch!

Thanks for following us!


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Northpoint: Landscape & Creature Shots

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but my aim is to keep this blog more regularly updated, so I'll do my best to that end. However, I think the wait will have been worth it, as we've got plenty of content to show off for this post!

First of all, I'm sure you'll agree that Kaelin our 3d modeler has outdone himself again! He's just finished work on the fearsome male Grahl, who you can see in the image below, accompanied by the smaller female Grahl he created previously. What a beautifully vicious couple they are! :D

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The Grahl are the trolls of Northpoint. You'll find them living in caves and wandering the rugged, wintery wastes.

Next up we have some new level designing shots from Ionis. I just finished generating the LOD (distant objects) mountains for Northpoint, so I decided to have a run around and take some shots for you. Obviously these areas are still a WIP, as Ionis is going to come in later and do some fine detailing for these locations so they won't look as bare/empty, but already you can see there's a lot of great work there:

We've also got some progress shots on new creatures: the Herne and the Ogrim coming very soon. Also, 3d modeler Nathan has been working on a very special secret creature. The model has been completed, so now it only needs texturing. I'd love to show you the creature, as it looks magnificent, but sadly to do so would ruin Northpoint's main questline for you, so you'll just have to wait and be surprised! :)

Thanks for reading and watch this space for more info coming soon!


Saturday, 8 June 2013

Northpoint: Interior Level Designer's Wanted

The Beyond Team are now looking for interior level designers to work on our main Skyrim project: Northpoint.

Leave a reply, if you're interested, with links to screenshots of your previous work. Alternatively, you can email me at

There are also opportunities to help out in other ways, so get in touch if you feel you have something to offer!


Thursday, 6 June 2013

Artists Wanted!

Kaz has written up an ad for our current position vacancies, which we'll be posting around:

The Beyond Modding team, which created the Fallout: New Vegas mod “Beyond Boulder Dome,” is seeking one or two artists to create 2-D assets for an original point-and-click sci-fi game called “Red Sol Extinction.” Since the game is in early development, we are in need of all assets including environments, animated character sprites, and character portraits. We’re looking for a somewhat realistic style similar to that of the games “Beneath a Steel Sky” and “Gemini Rue,” but of higher resolution with 32-bit color. Here is a synopsis of the game:

“In the distant future, a team of researchers study alien ruins on a lush, habitable world in hopes of claiming a new home. However, they must first discover what caused the extinction of its previous inhabitants: humans.

When evidence suggests Mars as the origin of the extinction event, you, the team’s top anthropologist, must travel back to a time when humans roamed the Red Planet. After possessing the bodies of two humans in different Martian eras, you can coordinate your investigative efforts through time, while trying to evade suspicion.”

As the project is currently non-profit, this will be an unpaid role, though there may be the possibility to earn at some point in the future.

If you specialize in characters, backgrounds, or both, please contact Rob at For team updates, check out our blog here:

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Iain (Ionis) has now finished level design work for all the named locations in our Northpoint mod! So I'm currently working on merging his work into the main heightmap (ESM) file, and once I've done that I'll re-generate the (LOD) distant object models, so we can have a good look at Northpoint in all its glory! At which point I'll take a bunch of screenshots for you guys and post them here on the blog! You won't have too long to wait!

In other news, sadly, our artist Jimmy has left the team for now, due to personal reasons. So we'll soon be recruiting a couple of new artists to work on our 2d game project, Red Sol Extinction. We'll be posting an ad for the positions very soon.

On the modelling front, progress is coming along nicely. In the works we have a male Grahl, a Herne (for Bloodhunt) as well as a special secret creature that won't be revealed until you play our Northpoint mod and discover it yourself! But aside from the secret creature, more progress shots will be posted soon on these and the other creatures.