Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse

Created by Steamroller Studios

Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse is an action/adventure game with a unique survival twist.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

August Update!
over 4 years ago – Tue, Aug 02, 2016 at 05:35:18 PM

Hey Woodlings! 

August is upon us! The month of August brings us days like National Lazy Day, National Tell a Joke Day, and the Summer Olympics, but more importantly, MORE DEADWOOD UPDATES! In this update we have some really fun gifs and images showing off the Woodchuck Clan Camp, Doors Doors Doors, more types of Trees and Plants, and our NEW STUDIO.

Woodchuck Clan Camp

A month ago, we left you with one of the newest areas, Keeper’s Outpost. This month, we want to introduce an area called the Woodchuck Clan Camp! As we continually build new areas in the world, we polish a few areas along the way to make sure we’re ahead of the game. Here’s a little info about the Woodchuck Clan and their Camp.

Loyal to a fault, this group of mercenaries that dwell just outside of Cedar Wharf will do pretty much anything for the right price. Under the leadership of Philichop, this delightful group of assassins acts tougher than they really are. 

Below are some of the layouts and current models of the Woodchuck Clan’s Camp:

Woodchuck Clan Camp
Woodchuck Clan Camp

 

 

Doors Doors Doors

We’ve taken an extensive pass this month at the doors that you’ll see in-game (hence the title). Here’s a look at the newer stylized doors. 

 

Plants and Trees 

Jaryd, our Lead Technical Artist has been whipping out some amazing trees and plants this month for all different parts of the map. Below are just a few examples of the greenery that he’s been working with.

Bromlaid
Bromlaid

 

Cotton Bush
Cotton Bush

 

Kapok Tree
Kapok Tree

 

Mangrove Tree
Mangrove Tree

Our NEW Studio!!

In one of our last Throwback Thursday post, we took a look back to when we moved into our first studio over two years ago. It's safe to say now that we have officially moved into our second studio! The third weekend of this month, we rounded up the troops and moved everything from our old studio into the new studio right down the road. Our first studio was a great first home, but we are growing faster than we ever imagined which means that we needed more room. Below, you'll see some of the pictures from the tear-down process of the old studio and a picture of the new one as everyone is getting set up! Here's to another great studio!

 

 

 

 

New Studio
New Studio

The Log

So far our take at blogging hasn’t gone so bad! "The Log" (clever right?) is our way of plugging you into the development of Deadwood on a much more consistent basis. These micro blogs will give you a small window into what we're working on everyday. Check it out here!

 Twitch Team Stream Tuesday

We had an awesome time on our Twitch Stream Tuesday today. Thanks to everyone who came. Remember to tune in the first Tuesday of every month on twitch and check out what we are working on for Deadwood! Feel free to ask any questions... we love talking about movies *hint hint*.

 Steamroller Out!

 

July Update!
over 4 years ago – Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 06:35:58 PM

Hey Woodlings!

July is here! The month of July brings us days like our Independence Day (‘murica), Cow Appreciation Day (for those of you lucky enough to have Chick-fil-A), and VIDEO GAME DAY!!, but more importantly, MORE DEADWOOD UPDATES! In this update we have some really fun gifs and images showing off more of Knot’s animations, Keeper’s Outpost, New market assets, and A little bit of Giggle Piggles.

Knot’s Animation

When we left off last month, we had just introduced you to a newer character named Knot. We are still working on his animations, but in the meantime, here are some of the poses that we’ll be animating soon.

Knot's Poses
Knot's Poses

* Top Left: Vomit

* Top Right: Stand

* Bottom: Charge

Keeper’s Outpost

We’d like to introduce Keeper’s Outpost: the lookout for the Meadbud/Leafton. This area is home to Radley, the Keeper. Here’s a little more info on Radley, the Keeper, and his Outpost.

  • Some think of him as an old woodling that has lost a couple of marbles in his head because of his endless yaking and warnings about a curse, but he is just an old woodling that takes pride in his job as The Keeper. Inside he hopes that the curse is a myth like all the others, but he’ll be ready for the worse.

The textures wood be there but we haven’t applied them yet so that’s why you see the interesting rainbow colors on the Outpost itself.  

Keeper's Outpost
Keeper's Outpost

 

 

Market Assets

We’ve taken a pretty extensive pass at the Market assets as a whole this month. Here are the newest models from this area:

 

Market Assets
Market Assets

 

Jiggle Piggles

We haven’t shown this in the Log yet, or much in our Kickstarter updates, but we wanted to give this decoy it’s 15 minutes of fame. If you’ve seen in our game trailers and Kickstarter campaign, you’ll know that you can capture pigs and put a harness on them to lure away the Deadwood as a decoy. Jiggle Piggles is the result. We wanted to combine the craftiness of Lathe and the vast resources of his surroundings to create an effective decoy. 

 

Jiggle Piggle
Jiggle Piggle

The Log

So far our take at blogging hasn’t gone so bad! "The Log" (clever right?) is our way of plugging you into the development of Deadwood on a much more consistent basis. These micro blogs will give you a small window into what we're working on everyday. Check it out here! 

 

Twitch Team Stream Tuesday

We had an awesome time on Twitch Stream Tuesday today. Thanks to everyone who came. Remember to tune in the first Tuesday of every month on twitch and check out what we are working on for Deadwood! Feel free to ask any questions... we love talking about movies *hint hint*. 

 

Steamroller Out!

 

June Update!
over 4 years ago – Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 11:53:03 PM

Hey Woodlings!

June is upon us! This month gives us days like Flag Day, National Splurge Day (a.k.a. “Treat Yo Self Day”), and Father’s Day, but more importantly, MORE DEADWOOD UPDATES! In this update we have some really fun gifs showing off the last of Splinter’s animations, some new texturing, new Cedar Wharf models, and a New Character!

Splinter’s Animation

When we left off last month, we were just about finished with Splinter’s animations. We can officially say that we are done with his animations for now!

Splinter's Death
Splinter's Death

Textures

Lately, Adam has been taking a few rough passes at Splinter’s Texture to try and get the log rolling on that. It still needs some work but we’re excited to marry the textures and the animation to create a great enemy for the game.

Rough Splinter Texture
Rough Splinter Texture

Deadwood takes place where there are a lot of different materials in the environment. These textures can be found in the depths of the Obrig Forest, to the city streets of Leafton. Here are just a few of the textures you’ll see:

Cedar Wharf Models

We’ve taken a pretty extensive pass at Cedar Wharf as a whole this month. Here are the newest models from this new area:

 

New Character!

We haven’t even shown this guy in the Log yet but some of you may have seen this character in one of our more recent Twitch Streams. As for this character’s personality, it is very goofy in his movements. He is quite lazy and prefers to not move his arms if he doesn't have too. His Strengths are that he is very strong. He can charge through most traps, decoys and some barricades. Its weaknesses are that it has a longer recovery time and is also the slowest deadwood. Please welcome, Knot!

Knot's Run
Knot's Run

The Log

So far our take at blogging hasn’t gone so bad! "The Log" (clever right?) is our way of plugging you into the development of Deadwood on a much more consistent basis. These micro blogs will give you a small window into what we're working on everyday. Check it out here!

Twitch Stream Tuesday

We had an awesome time on Twitch Stream Tuesday today. Thanks to everyone who came. Remember to tune in the first Tuesday of every month on twitch and check out what we are working on for Deadwood! Feel free to ask any questions... we love talking about movies *hint hint*.

Steamroller Out!

May Update!
over 4 years ago – Tue, May 03, 2016 at 05:29:05 PM

Hello Woodlings! 

May is upon us! This month gives us days like “May the 4th”, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day, but most importantly, MORE DEADWOOD UPDATES! In this update we have some really fun Gifs showing off Defense assets, Scavenge assets, Environment assets, Textures, and more Splinter animations! 

Defense Assets 

Not that we’ve taken a break from Meadbud, but we’ve been focusing on creating some great looking assets this month! The new assets are in and they are really starting to shape up!

Starting with the one you see first, we have an asset we call “Spikey Leaves” which, if the enemies aren’t careful, can do some serious damage.

Then there’s the “Trip Line” which is a favorite defense for some of the team members here in the studio. Enemies beware of this wretched trap!

Lastly we have the “Trojan Bogie” which is a wind-up defense mechanism that detours enemies away.

Scavenge & Environment Assets

As you roam along the paths in Deadwood, you’ll be able to scavenge a multitude of different items that can help you on your quest to success.

 Pick theses goody bags up and reap the rewards!

When exploring the fields of Leafton, you’ll happen upon quite a few of these Plows that our modeling team has been working hard on!

Splinter's Animations

Splinter is looking as creepy… and fun… as always! :)

Splinter's Run Stop
Splinter's Run Stop
Splinter's Spawn
Splinter's Spawn
Splinter's Walk Right
Splinter's Walk Right
Splinter's Hit
Splinter's Hit
Splinter's Body Swipe
Splinter's Body Swipe
Splinter's Knock Back
Splinter's Knock Back

The Log

So far our take at blogging hasn’t gone so bad! "The Log" is our way of plugging you into the development of Deadwood on a much more consistent basis. These micro blogs will give you a small window into what we're working on everyday. Check it out here!

Twitch Team Stream Tuesday

We had an awesome time on Twitch Stream Tuesday today. Thanks to everyone who came. Remember to tune in the first Tuesday of every month on twitch and check out what we are working on for Deadwood! Feel free to ask any questions... we love talking about movies *hint hint.

Pre-Alpha Update

We were really looking forward to sending out the Pre-Alpha build in April, but we've been been dealing with a few gnarly bugs. Please be patient with us as we try to fix them and we'll keep you posted on the progress.

Steamroller Out!

April Update!
over 4 years ago – Tue, Apr 05, 2016 at 07:43:40 PM

Hello Woodlings! 

Spring is in the air! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the Deadwood are coming! In this update we have some really fun gifs showing off Meadbud, grass, lighting, and Splinter animations!

Meadbud Area

The team has been focusing on the Meadbud Area of Knottington Country. This is the area you begin your adventure. It's just a pleasant walk from Leafton (Lathes hometown). In the last update we mentioned how hard we've been working on achieving a look we like with grass. Below you can see it implemented into the Meadbud area! We also took some time to improve the look of the cliffs, knolls, lighting, and overall general asset layout. There's still a ways to go, but things are moving along well.

Day/Night Cycle

Since we are focusing on the look development in this area we took some time to do an iteration on lighting. It's not final but we are working towards something better than what was in the Kickstarter. 

Day Night Cycle
Day Night Cycle

Grass

I know we've been talking about Grass a lot, but... CHECK THIS OUT! We now have the power to CHANGE THE GRASS TO ANY COLOR WE WANT MUHAHAHAHAHA! Our programmers have put a lot of hours into making the grass for Deadwood unique, with a lot of art driven control, and optimized performance. 

 Splinter's Animations

Splinter has also been making progress and let me say, he's looking pretty creepy... in a fun way :) 

Splinter's Dodge
Splinter's Dodge
Splinter's Idle
Splinter's Idle
Splinter's Throw
Splinter's Throw

The Log

We're happy to announce that starting today we are kicking off a new section of our website. It's called "The Log" (clever right?) and it's our way of plugging you into the development of Deadwood on a much more consistent basis. These micro blogs will give you a small window into what we're working on everyday. Check out the first post here!

Twitch Team Stream Tuesday

We had an awesome time on Twitch Stream Tuesday today. Thanks to everyone who came. Remember to tune in the first Tuesday of every month on twitch and check out what we are working on for Deadwood! Feel free to ask any questions... we love talking about movies *hint hint.

Pre-Alpha Update

We continue to work hard on getting something decent to put in your guys hands regarding a pre-alpha. If you signed up for the pre-alpha, be sure to keep a close eye on your inbox this month. We're excited about sharing this early build with our most hardcore fans!

New Steamroller Team Photo

Top Left: Chris, Wesley, Amanda,  Adam, Lily, Keith, Gary. Bottom Left: Mark, James, and Jalil.
Top Left: Chris, Wesley, Amanda, Adam, Lily, Keith, Gary. Bottom Left: Mark, James, and Jalil.

Steamroller Out!