My name is Chris and I am the director, producer and lead designer at Team Craft Games Ltd. Leaving a career in high street banking Chris enrolled at Salford University to pursue a passion for video game design. Chris graduated with a first class honours B.Sc. in Computer and Video Game Design, it was during the last year of this process that the TCGames development team was established. Chris now leads the team currently producing their first title Velisia: A Traitors Legacy, the. As well as managing the daily operations at the TCGames studio situated at the Sharp Complex Manchester, he is also deeply involved with the design and development cycle of the games produced by the team.

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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Apr 12 2011, 7:02pm replied:

Hey Andy, theres some what of a gameplay video up now, although its not the greatest, we kinda killed the AI when trying to fix the turn system.

As for the presentations, I think they will be on the 9th of May, but can't say that with 100% authority yet, i'll let you know when I know for sure.

+3 votes   game: Velisia
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 23 2011, 2:04pm replied:

Hey Andy,

Firstly sorry for the late reply last two weeks have been alittle hectic, I promised gameplay footage about a month ago and in hindsight perhaps not the best plan. We are making strong progress with it but we hit a few glitches with the game editor that needed to be addressed before the engine could be brought upto speed.

Hopefully! fingers crossed this week things should start to pull together towards a fully working client.

In the mean time, i'm going to put up a bunch of updates as to what we've been doing in this dark period.

Chris

+4 votes   game: Velisia
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:48am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 12 2011, 8:23pm says:

This has been a slow week due to commitments to other modules at University, or well pretty much the fact our Dissertations are due this coming tuesday.

However once those are in its full steam ahead to the Beta Client, i'll have some gameplay footage for you to take a look at hopefully next week!

Chris

+4 votes   game: Velisia
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 6 2011, 8:21am says:

If anyone has downloaded this and got it working or had any issues we'd be very interested to hear what they where or if you'd show us what you've made :-).

Cheers
Chris

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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 5 2011, 7:15am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 4 2011, 8:13pm says:

This video got deleted by mistake it would appear, appolgises for reposting old work.

Chris

+1 vote   media: Sniper - Rifle Shot Animation
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 4 2011, 6:24pm says:

Absolutely agree. This is going to be first on my list of things to change, my only excuse is that she looked a lot better pre-render :)

Mike
Animation

+1 vote   media: Healer Ability Animations
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 3 2011, 5:11pm says:

Had some issues uploading this video, not entirely sure what the issue is/was, hopefully it will work this time. Appolgises to anyone who was unable to view it when visiting.

Chris

+1 vote   media: Sniper - Melee Animiation
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 3 2011, 11:45am says:

The character has a couple of "shot" attacks, in one of them he does indeed bend to a knee to fire but we didn't really want to make the all the same. I'll put up the other so you can see what i'm talking about.

Chris

+1 vote   media: Sniper - Headshot Animation
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 2 2011, 11:36am says:

The landscapes are very impressive, looking good!

+1 vote   mod: Subsistence
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 2 2011, 10:17am replied:

The game will feature a good variety of cutscenes, they will be handled in the comic book fashion: sliding between frames on the page of a comic. We have a preview of what this will look like in general in the images above. A video will be uploaded as soon as we have finalised the first cutscene.

James

+3 votes   game: Velisia
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 5:54pm replied:

I see where your coming from with the leg positioning, it is alittle odd.

We do hope to be able to give all the animations videos a face lift at some point, however we are on quite a tight budget of time and man power up until this ceases to be a University Project at least.

Cheers
Chris Wilson
Project Lead

+1 vote   media: Healer Ability Animations
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:51am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:50am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
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+1 vote   member: owen99
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:49am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: PredatorX
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:48am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: Ueddy
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:47am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+2 votes   member: Lingasm
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:46am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: m0nster
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:45am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: fnep
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:45am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+2 votes   member: JohnnyMaverik
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:44am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: themathninja
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:43am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:42am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
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+1 vote   member: Prez
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:41am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

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ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:40am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: SliderFF
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:38am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: Tapioca&TheZombie
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:37am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: ZombiNExL
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:37am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: Eiremar
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:36am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+1 vote   member: AHrEJl
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 1 2011, 6:36am says:

Thank you for your interest in Velisia, as we move forward with the project towards Beta release we are extreamly interested in getting some feedback from those who have shown interest in the project.

Gameplay Previews and Demonstrations will be released in the coming weeks and we aim to have a Beta Client in about four weeks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Wilson
Project Lead
Moddb.com

+3 votes   member: MonZombo
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Dec 9 2011, 9:58pm replied:

Going to have to admit, I don't really follow hehe.

All the Main Game Map Sprites and Combat Animation Sprites are pre-rendered, the only none pre-rendered art for the characters is in the UI.

The backgrounds for both gameplay screens (map and combat) are all 2d hand drawn (or well thats a lie some are 3d models rendered out) but the majority are 2d. Is this what you mean by making it all 3d models?

I'm not really sure what benefit it would have to be honest, by the time the 2d artist has textured them they look like they have been drawn in 2d anyway. The only perk of us using a 3d model is so that we can swing it around and render it from lots of angles for items we reuse several times.

Or I could be completely missing what your trying to tell me :-)

+2 votes   article: Enemy Faction Preview - The Grunts
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Dec 9 2011, 9:45pm replied:

Seems I missed this comment completely so firstly appolgises for the late reply and the UI isn't great I know. James and Andy our artists are working on a new one I believe and the text is tempory until we decide on one that we want to purchase.

I do like the idea of lowering the opacity however, will probably give that a whirl and see what it looks like. Cheers

+1 vote   media: Screenshots of New Combat Engine
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Dec 9 2011, 6:49pm replied:

Thanks Mike, the models are used to make the sprite sheets for the 2d stuff but unfortunately as we don't have a 3D game engine thats about the best we can do. For a future project we will perhaps look at something like Unity ect, as the prospect of writing a full 3d engine with a single programmer just isn't viable for a game of any real scope.

+2 votes   article: Enemy Faction Preview - The Grunts
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Nov 30 2011, 5:21pm says:

This time it really is the Riflemans Video! appolgises for the mix up last time around. Comments and Feedback as always most welcome and encouraged.

+2 votes   article: Rifleman - Ability Spotlight
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Nov 28 2011, 10:34am replied:

News now fixed with correct text with correct video, what a novel idea ehy? :-)

+1 vote   article: Healer Ability Spotlight
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Nov 18 2011, 5:57am says:

Somewhat of an error on my part, uploaded the wrong video! this one would be for Lilah Brightmore the Healer appolgises! the Rifleman Video will be released shortly along with a full description of the Healers abilities. Sorry for the mix up but for now just enjoy this video!

+2 votes   article: Healer Ability Spotlight
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Nov 1 2011, 6:40am says:

Feedback on both the new combat engine and the duelist character or his abilities would be most welcome!

+2 votes   article: Video Preview: Duelist Character & Combat Engine Revamp
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Sep 30 2011, 6:35am says:

Content Out of Date - For up to date material on the duelist please check out the Hero Spotlight: Marcus Stannard news article.

+1 vote   article: Meet the Duelist
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Sep 30 2011, 6:24am says:

That's should read www.teamcraftgames.com not sure who these teamgraft guys are but they are definitely not making Velisia.

While we are at it, what do you think of the new art style and the direction we are taking Velisia? some feedback would be well received!

Chris

+2 votes   article: Hero Spotlight: Tyrus Rathbourne
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Aug 30 2011, 12:30pm replied:

Not the most exciting release ever I must admit, but for completion value I thought the poor town folk of Velisia should get their moment of fame.

The next major update will have a full set of Marcus's animations compiled into a video to show the new combat engine and a more details on hero customisation, starting with a full breakdown of how you can specialise Marcus's archtype the duelist into four new pathes.

+2 votes   media: Velisian Citizen
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Aug 27 2011, 8:59pm says:

Any questions or issues with use please post them here and we will do our best to get back to you asap.

Alternative e-mail us at contact@teamcraftgames.com for a more prompt reply.

+3 votes   download: Sprite Sheet Stitcher v3
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Apr 14 2011, 3:11pm says:

Looks nice, how long did this take?

+1 vote   media: Examples of work
ChrisWilson
ChrisWilson Mar 27 2011, 10:14pm says:

Wahay! About time :-)

Do like the werewolf model, certainly not generic which isn't a bad thing far too many copy and paste werewolfs around. Lets see some more content!

Chris

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