FRAY is a unique and fast paced multiplayer simultaneous turn-based strategy game for PC. Plan your orders swiftly and watch the action unfold as all the players' squads execute their turns simultaneously. Choose your characters among 6 different classes and arm them with a vast arsenal of weapons and items. Before each combat, you can pledge your allegiance to one of the 3 dominating global corporations, and gain access to faction specific bonuses and enhancements. With Fray: Reloaded Edition, experience the game like never before with new special effects, a new user interface, solo maps, complete class and weapon rebalance, matchmaking and much more. You will also have access to the game's Original Soundtrack composed by electro band Sound Washed!

Report article RSS Feed Fray: Making a Game Trailer... Hollywood Style !

Well... Closer to Sundance than Hollywood, but close enough!

Posted by BrainCandy on Oct 25th, 2010

We are busy little bees, working heavily on Fray... Our team has gotten larger, with 2 new 3D artists, an assistant Game Designer and another Programmer, bringing us up to 9 on-site in Paris, and the game has grown steadily since last time. We have started receiving artworks from The Designer's Republic (right now working on a hot game logo), some music and the first weapons, pew pew pew!


And now for something completely different.



We are currently in the middle of preparing for the Motion Capture, which we will be doing with... Quantic Dream ! We are really happy to be working with the guys behind the award winning "Heavy Rain" and hope to produce the best animations possible for Fray! They definitly have the talent and know-how, and have been more than friendly and supportive to our indie cause.

Why Mocap, rather than traditionnal animation? Well, for starters, we don't have an animator in-house. Sure, Max, our lead 3D know basic animation, but it isn't his specialty, so we decided to go another route. Furthermore, Motion Capture fits in with the cinematic feel we want for the game. With realistic movement for the characters, we believe the action scenes will be much more enhanced, than with tradiional animation. Furthermore, we have the opportunity to work with one of the best Mocap studios in the world (who are actually our next door neighboors), so we couldn't let this opportunity slide.


In other news, everything is slowly building up to our first reveal of the game in January, starting with a live-action teaser trailer.

Fray - Short Movie Head


Why live-action you may ask? Well, we wanted, as an indie games company, to do something different (some might even say unexpected) from what other companies our size would do to promote their games. Fray has a very deep background and we wanted the players to immerse themselves into the story first, before going deeper into the gameplay. And since we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on CGI, we decided to go for a realistic, gritty movie.


After filming for 2 days in an abandonned garage with a great crew, we de-rushed a few hours of film, bringing it down to under 4 minutes. We have now started working on the post production, slowly working on the CGI and other special effects.


This whole ordeal is acted and directed by our Lead Programmer, Bob (the guy who's head we shaved... to much of our mean pleasure. Bwahahahaha!), and we are really proud of what he has accomplished. Although he was in cinema SFX before working with Brain Candy, this is his first time, both in front and behind the camera, and it is starting to look awesome, at least to us, and I sincerely hope you will enjoy it too!


Anyway, this is where we are at, the game is coming along smoothly, the tailer is too, and we can't wait for thing to shape up so we can do the big reveal !

Bonus pic (just to piss Bob off):

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Elementalist
Elementalist Oct 26 2010, 1:13pm says:

Sounds pretty cool, looking forward to the big reveal. There should also be before and after pics from the haircut!

Sounds like you guys are really pouring a lot into this project.

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BrainCandy Author
BrainCandy Oct 26 2010, 1:22pm says:

You should be able to see him with hair when we will be doing the Mocap, since Bob is our Monkey man. He is a pretty good athlete, so he will be our actor that we will shoot, pull, trip, hit and kill. We'll be doing a making-of for the occasion! But you just gave me an idea, I'll add a pic of the shave in progress ;)

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FredDurscht
FredDurscht Oct 26 2010, 1:24pm says:

very impressive! this is going to be some hot sh1t

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MARiN3
MARiN3 Oct 26 2010, 1:31pm says:

nice !

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xalener
xalener Oct 26 2010, 2:34pm says:

I love live action shorts based on games :P

Just helps the real thing feel even better somehow.

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Paxton
Paxton Oct 26 2010, 11:29pm says:

This is starting to feel very impressive.

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Verendus
Verendus Oct 27 2010, 3:06am says:

Poor Bob, haha.
Hopefully he doesn't get too hurt with all of his little flips ;P

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KyleJoe
KyleJoe Oct 27 2010, 11:55am says:

You guys are using a RED camera! You guys must have a lot of money to use one those bad boys. Cool read though and good luck to you guys!

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BrainCandy Author
BrainCandy Oct 27 2010, 12:31pm replied:

We borrowed that beauty from a friend of a friend, as it was available for a week end. But we had to take extra care not to break anything or we would be selling our team's kidneys on the black market!

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KyleJoe
KyleJoe Oct 27 2010, 1:19pm replied:

Hahah true those cameras are expensive. I'm pretty sure you would be selling a lot more then your kidneys on the black market if it did break!

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