AfterShock

This page is for AfterShock the first game created by Focus Studios, this page will include news, updates, images, videos and everything you need to know about the AfterShock.



BLACKBOX - LAUNCHER COMING OUT 31/03

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the latest update of everything AFTERSHOCK. We have alot of information to share so lets get started!

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
We have officially decided to change our name from Focus Studios to BLACKBOX. This decision came up when deciding the name for our Launcher, FOCUS launcher just didnt sound good. Along with the new name we also have some new names to welcome. - Aidan [Programmer/Launcher Team] - Steven [Programmer/Launcher Team] - Dom [Servers/Launcher Team] Be sure to give them a warm welcome :)
BLACKBOX LAUNCHER COMING IN LATE MARCH
If you have backed the game you will be able to recieve the Launcher for the game in Late March (Do note the testing is set for before MID 2018, the launcher is being sent out prior for us to get things ready). This also does confirm some of the rumors going around, the game will not be releasing into early access on steam, it will be released as a full game title on steam once its ready, testing will be reserved to everyone who backs the game, that means we are cutting ties with steam for now, we will not be using their platform just yet. If you have any questions about this contact me or join our discord for more info. https://discord.gg/aftershock We hope you are just as excited as we are for this launchers release, it will support any future titles by us. More info will be posted as time goes on.
BACKERS UPDATE
We also have some good news for our backers. If you back the game, you are guarenteed access to testing. We hope to start testing before MID 2018.
ART DEPARTMENT
Here are some photos of the work done in the art department currently: Kind Regards, BLACKBOX

8th / February / 2018

LACK OF UPDATES - ANNOUNCEMENT #AFTERSHOCK

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the lack of Posts here on Steam, we will be resuming back to updates on average every two weeks starting in Febuary. We have been discussing with our backers about how we want to handle the games testing. We have come to the conclusion that we will be creating our own launcher which we can produce keys so that they can be activated by our backers exclusively (Much like how EFT system works). This means that if your pre order you will be guarenteed a spot in testing. As for the first testing build that is still a WIP, we will be updating more here on that. Thanks, Sam LEAD DEV

23rd / January / 2018

AFTERSHOCK MALE CHARACTER MODEL (Created By Andre Pires)

ATTENTION SURVIVORS
Our Senior 3D Artist just finished this Male Character Model for AFTERSHOCK! https://torix.artstation.com/projects/VXbn4

31st / December / 2017

Last Update of 2017 + Humble Store Sale! - #ESSEKER #AFTERSHOCK

Attention Survivors!
We have been hard at work recently on the game and with the new year coming along fast we want to post one final update for this year (There will of course be frequent updates in 2018 as well).
ESSEKER PROGRESS
We have been making good progress on the recreation of Esseker (Custom Arma 3 Map made by Bojan). Here are some new pictures: We did run into some troubles, as some of you may have known we were taking applications for level designers and other spots on the team, we brought in a new level designer who didnt end up doing anything and wasted around 3 weeks of work, thankfully the original creator of Esseker is now fully on board with the recreation and has provided us with more resources and we now have made good progress on the map as seen above. We cant wait to share more updates on the map in 2018!
Humble Store New Years Discount!
We have a 20% discount on all backer/pre order sales! https://www.f-studios.net/store https://www.humblebundle.com/store/aftershock Be sure to join the discord to get your backer rank if you have pre ordered the game/backed. https://www.discord.gg/aftershock
LIVESTREAM SUCCESS & FAILURE
We recently did a 7 day livestream event but we only streamed 4 - 5 times. We had high viewer counts and alot of people seemed to learn some new things about the whole workflow of working on a game of this calibre, we were even joined by Mike Porter who has worked on big titles like Halo 3! We didnt stream for the full 7 days as we were doing this event to get alot of work done but we quickly found that we were spending most of our time answering questions, this was a big oversight that we should have prepared for so we apologize if we overhyped this. Here is a good VOD from the stream where Mike uses Z-Brush to create a zombie head: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/209911795
Thats all for this update! See you all next year!
Kind Regards, FOCUS STUDIOS

28th / December / 2017

Merry Christmas From Focus Studios!

Merry Christmas Everyone, this year had its up and downs in development, we went through a phase during the first half of the year where it was just Sam working mainly on the game and progress was slow, now we are a team of 8 people who are constantly working hard on the game, but we hope you can understand us taking one or two days off working to spend time with family.
Brian Hicks (Fellow Game Dev Guy) explains why its so important to take some time off, even if its very little.

25th / December / 2017

AFTERSHOCK LIVE - DAY 4/7 (Concept Art Z Brush with Mike Porter)

Livestream over: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/209911795##

16th / December / 2017

UPDATE ON THE LIVESTREAM!

Hello everyone! As some of you may have noticed we didnt stream yesterday, this was due to a power outage. We will be streaming today, Mike Porter will be using Z brush and other software to create a 3D model on stream. We will post here when we go live! Kind Regards, Sam

16th / December / 2017

AFTERSHOCK - Day 2/7 (Making Music w/Martin)

LIVE NOW https://www.twitch.tv/focusstudios

13th / December / 2017