Follow the adventures of Milena and her psychic teddy bear totem in a world where psychics and normal humans coexist. In this adventure she enters into a mysterious realm inside a painting and must try to find her way back out into the real world amidst the labyrinth of intrigues and conspiracies inside the painting world.

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After months of hard work, we here at Bloom are excited to officially announce the existence of our current project CANVAS. To go with this announcement, we have prepared a short press release to explain exactly what CANVAS is, and what you can expect to find when we release.

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After months of hard work, we here at Bloom are excited to officially announce the existence of our current project CANVAS. To go with this announcement, we have prepared a short press release to explain exactly what CANVAS is, and what you can expect to find when we release.

To complement this announcement, we have also launched our official website, on which you can find a slew of information about the mod, as well as screenshots, videos and wallpapers.

HTTP://WWW.CANVASGAME.COM

We have also created a short teaser trailer introducing some of the characters and environments you will experience in-game, which can be found below.



PRESS RELEASE

INTRODUCTION

CANVAS is a single-player total conversion modification for Half-Life 2: Episode 2. It hopes to provide a unique action/adventure experience based upon the versatile Source engine.


SETTING

In the world of CANVAS, psychics exist, and live openly alongside humans. Their existence has been noted throughout history, and while their powers are still feared by non-psychics, their culture has pervaded countries across the globe.

Seeking to centralize their cultural heritage, groups of psychics banded together to build enormous underground galleries. In these galleries are housed the greatest works of 'psychic' art – paintings that allow the viewer to psychically enter the paintings, and experience the artist's intent first-hand. Run by an unusual being known as the Curator, the Acanthus gallery is by far the most prestigious of these institutions, housing the largest collection of psychic art and literature in the world.

STORYLINE

Milena Desmaris is unhappy in her life. Having been left with her father after her mother passed
away, she found herself neglected as her father buried himself in his work. Her only true friend and companion, Borden, is a teddy bear brought to life with her psychic powers.

However, when Milena's father seemingly goes missing, everything changes. Suddenly, Milena and
Borden find themselves on an adventure, and while trying to find out what happened to her father, and why, they will explore locations and experience things beyond anything they could have imagined.

KEY FEATURES

Single-Player Campaign – Take Milena and Borden through a unique adventure as they investigate the disappearance of Milena's father. Psychic Abilities – Utilize Milena's psychic abilities to overcome obstacles, puzzles and enemies. Control Borden – Take direct control of Milena's furry companion in order to reach difficult locations, and use his own psychic powers. Enter Paintings – Leave the real world behind as Milena enters paintings and explores entire new worlds.

CANVAS – a Half-Life 2: Episode 2 modification.

Website: Canvasgame.com
ModDB: Moddb.com
Facebook: Facebook.com
Twitter: Twitter.com
YouTube: Youtube.com

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Henley Staff
Henley

Awesome, not sure what it is but it looks good!

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Mrksmt9
Mrksmt9

Random Question, how did you get to create a backdrop on you-tube set up for the mod ?

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Most original art direction for a Source mod; ever.

Best of luck with the launch and Ill be voting for this one in the upcoming MOTY.

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TimeCrab
TimeCrab

Fascinating work here. I've been lurking this page for a year now, mesmerized by the concepts, obscure as they were, you conveyed in the artwork that was uploaded. It's great to see that the fleshed out work you guys have done more then meets the artistic expectations your concept drawings had impressed upon me. Can't wait to watch the trailer when my net is fixed, and I honestly think this mod will be a real unique experience to play. Can't wait!

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

The trailer does not show anything really. Don't get me wrong, it looks epic but i have no idea what i just watched. Maybe you understand because you created it but i don't. Anyway good luck with this.

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Metalspy
Metalspy

It's a TEASER trailer ;)

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Kremator_ Author
Kremator_

We'll make sure the next batch is more informative! :D

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snotmaster0
snotmaster0

It shows the fantastic art direction they've taken and "teases" bits of a storyline. You get that there's tensions and that someone appears to be manipulating things (the creepy wizard dude in the hat). It piques your interest, shows you some of their work and draws you in.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

I'm not gonna lie, it looks incredibly slick. I love the feeling, and the music. I really liked when the room was being deconstructed and replaced with the island in the trailer.

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GIJames
GIJames

This looks really interesting; I'll be tracking.

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TrooperHUN
TrooperHUN

This looks interesting, hopefully not just the visuals and the sound will be good.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

This mod looks just what my Computer is missing.
An innovative, fantastically presented adventure.
This project looks so sick, so advanced.. I really hope it is coming along well.

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chsignal
chsignal

Fantastic teaser. Definitely tracking. Good luck with work.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Impressive teaser trailer. Tracking

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416

this mod is amazingly off the limits to be a mod,
this "mod" deserves to be a game, a complete source engine game

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Kremator_ Author
Kremator_

Well for now we're sticking by the "you guys can play this for free" approach :P

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Topherm
Topherm

Interesting idea, even if somewhat vague.
Might want to credit the music in your teaser to the appropriate artist(s) [The XX] though.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Wow trailer looks amazing.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

From your website, I love what you have done with the source engine. I assume you are going to drop all of the HL2 character eventually for your own. Have you been able to produce any face poser characters ready yet? I produced some for my mod and believe we were the only MOD ever to do so. I takes a lot of working out, and due to a HDD crash, lost all of the work. Have been meaning to create a video tutorial on how to do it though.

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Kremator_ Author
Kremator_

We're working on our main character right now, since she's using a custom rig it's a bit complicated but we're getting there.

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soufmeister
soufmeister

on your main website page, that person looks like sterlin from The Event

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Kremator_ Author
Kremator_

I don't watch The Event but maybe now I will

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CuervoSp
CuervoSp

Amazing work

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Looking bad-***, keep up the good work!!

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik

So excite ^_^

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Metalspy
Metalspy

I thought "mod launch" meant it was released :( Would've been a great surprise. Anyway, the teaser trailer is.. jaw-dropping. It's beautiful. And the music.. it gave me goosebumps (that's what they're called right?).

You should consider making a movie ;) So.. yeah, in case I didn't make it clear yet: I'm very impressed!

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Arcones
Arcones

That... was the most insane teaser I've ever seen. And I'm not exaggerating at all. You've got me hooked, so I'm tracking.

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BlazeHedgehog
BlazeHedgehog

Striking! You have my attention.

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Ark_
Ark_

I knew stalking this mod was a good idea ;) The teaser was well made, congrats.

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Otreum
Otreum

Very nicely done, I thought the trailer looked very professional, especially compared to some AAA developer trailers now days who use crappy mainstream music and use simple cuts in their trailer. This was really nicely done, well directed (even though I'm still not sure what it all was about), and I enjoyed watching it.

Well done, looking forward to seeing what this is all about :)

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Dr.Worm
Dr.Worm

That was a ******* AWESOME Teaser Trailer... It has me wanting to see more!

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Mxthe
Mxthe

I am intrigued...

I like, I want to know more...

Good luck ! You've got some quality stuff there, and very unique.

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Dman757
Dman757

Interesting premise, can't wait to see how it plays out.

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BRKNnode
BRKNnode

love this. gob smacked.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

awesome, looking very good!
Tracking :)

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

:0 *lost for words.

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Geowil
Geowil

Man, this, I think but I could be wrong, blows BM:S out of the water in the art design. Really nice stuff showcased here.

I am very surprised this is going to be a free mod, awesome.

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