All work and no play…



Hey guys, long time no see,

You might have noticed that not much goes on right now around here. The very reason our blog lies in sweet slumber is, we are head over heels into working at our theory project. The thesis is about fans, consumerism and game economy. The clock is ticking and we press on, so we can yet again work onwards to the glorious realization of  ZOMBASE.

Coming up next: the final character you haven’t seen yet: The Prince of Bad Hair!

In honor of fandom, 

your HappyHappyCreepyCute team (Julia & Mona)


Beware The Ape, or: Horray to the Music!

Aloha, friends and readers!

This is Grey-Chi speaking: Today we bring you the best news EVER! One of the most talented musicians in town is now on board of our fine production team.

A huge applause for THE APE!!!

We visited him last week in his studio for an exchange of ideas. By now he is working on a fresh concept for “pure base” the music Lone Wolf is dedicated to! It’s quite an impellent style of music, rich in drum, but also with a keen set of elements that are used in a rather reduced fashion, so your ears will generate concentration. This might seem weird but you will soon experience it all by yourself!

 This is a “googoole welcome remix” to you dear Ape: Willkommen und auf gute Zusammenarbeit!!

 the HHCreepyCute gals (Aschaschi & Grey-Chi)!


Meet Lady Panda, the secretive!



Dearest readers,

today we present to you … Lady Panda. As she does not willingly provide any significant information about herself (like she did for all the others) we suggest to just hang on till we take the game into action.

Lady Panda takes a special function in the crew, she acts as the eyes and ears, that go beyond the two pairs of a human. She has proven the ability to gain access to central citys surveillance system, as well as to  keenly acquire any information about a person be it mere gossip or  full-blown facts. Some bad mouths claim half the rumor she trades with is triggered by herself, but as she would say “season every grain of of truth, with some good old fiction, and they’ll be all ears”. She shows remarkable skills in programming and hacking and is therefore the perfect complement to the Prince and his hardware skills. Read the rest of this entry »


Mr. B’s cruelly delicious Recipes!


Hey undead and quiet lively readers,

it’s time for some happy, happy, creepy, cute recipes that might come in handy when you’re planning your next zombie party or next years Halloween party! Yeah, we know: This is too ghoul to be true!

This year’s party at Mr. B’s rocked so hard we never wanted it to end: We had the creepiest boardgames and talk and our beloved ol’ Captain arranged a lot of spooky, slimy delicious food for us! No one was able to resist the temptation to overindulge! That’s why we thought it would be great to share all the dishes and their recipes with you and lured all the guests into telling us their secret formulas. Read the rest of this entry »


The Wolf’s Wardrobe! Concept Peek!

Hey beloved readers, feeders and followers,

time for a new outfit concept sneak-peek! This time all eyes are on Seth Ruske, the lone wolf and the crews toughest Hunter. First I want to share some more of his bios with you. Grey-Chi wrote down quiet some interesting info about his background:

He started out as a Runner; fetched and brought all kinds of things from A to B for money. At the same time he became a Traceur learning all moves necessary to do Parkour, but also to blend into the streets and get invisible. He’s been a wild thing than, striving around with a pack of other hunters, “The Street Has Claws” (also “Streets Claws”)   they called themselves. Over one or the other quarrel they broke apart. Nobody but them know much details on that. All people around him thought he was going to get sucked in deeper into the sinister world of the yakuza-like circles the claws have been working for, but out of the blue he decided to stay a small fry sticking to the delivery service and signing into schooling that made him a certificate childminder. Panda suspects that he took it for a cover up transporting not only children in his baby buggy.

It was tough to come up with something that would fit a character like him. I decided to settle for a rocker guy; rebellious and tough are adjectives well bound up with those guys, aren’t they. Also due he loves to listen to Pure Base the rocker style does the trick! As he loves to stay hidden and blends into the shadows, his favourite color is black of cause. But he needed some eye catcher: This fact gave him the white shoes, the only thing white about his outfit. He is very pedantic when it comes to cleanliness and even through he does Parkour his white, soft leather boots sparkle at every time! The shoes work perfecty fine to show how much he likes everything clean and neat! Here are the four main design ideas for you to check out. Click on the concept art, to see it in full size and quality!

I tried to go with a very sporty, very practical outfit, too (see No.3), but as he is not a man of many words it quiet early got clear that he as well is not a man of many pockets. As you see I tried very different hairdos and beards on him. And if it is hard to decide what color and style the hair should have it’s even harder to decide on the perfect look of the beard. I am sort of happy that he is the only character that brought this extra challenge with him; even through I looove beards. Read the rest of this entry »


Meet Seth, the lone wolf!



Ladies and Gentleman,

we take great honor in being able to introduce to you: Seth Raske, the shadow wolf, the lone hunter and gentle babysitter. We did not spare any efforts in dragging out some well kept secrets that only some members of the crew know about. Secrets that might be based on rumors, but who knows (all intel by Lady Panda). On this file sheet you will see the most fun info about him (e.g. find out what drink is his favorite)!

Lone Wolf  is a hunter but it is also his function to transport some delicate stuff that better not gets seen by the authorities so he is a valuable link to the supply character which use his service for various reasons they do not like to talk about. Good that he tends to be tight-lipped. Read the rest of this entry »


Lizza is learning how to walk!

Hey followers,

this is Aschaschi writing again! I want to grant you a quick look at some of the new and still raw animation I did! I had quite some fun doing them, but I wish I would have much more time to invest into further improving my skills! At the moment working on ZOMBASE feels like working on five projects at the same time: First we want to present all the characters to you guys within time, then we’ve got to do the GUI (graphical user interface) the in-Game graphics backgrounds, character animation etc., we have to draw the cut scenes and – because this is a diploma project – we also have to write some theoretical text. But having you guys around and your support makes all that much easier! Yeah! So:

Yesterday I did some running animation for Lizza. It’s still rough and tough (and a little to fast in speed) and as you will see her outfit still misses some details and her hairdo is not completed yet, too.

Also I started to pixel some level elements, which I also put into this post! The house’s facade misses quiet some detail, the lights aren’t there in their final, almighty, shiny glory by now etc.! So please: Keep in mind that there will be quiet some improvements made and that I will post updates on the progress as soon as possible!

But anyway: so, what do you think about this? Do you like the style? What about the colors (this might not be the final color schemes, we might head for something more in style of good old technicolor)? Do you love the old technicolor films /colors as much as Grey-Chi does? I will head back to my desk now … sooo much work left to do … but I will check back on the comment section of cause! Read the rest of this entry »