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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.

Posted by Kremator_ on Jun 14th, 2011

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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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Henley Staff
Henley Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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Mrksmt9 Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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MrMattWebb Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 replied:

It's a TEASER trailer ;)

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Kremator_ Author
Kremator_ Jun 15 2011 replied:

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

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snotmaster0 Jun 15 2011 replied:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

This looks really interesting; I'll be tracking.

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TrooperHUN Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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Cremat0r Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

Fantastic teaser. Definitely tracking. Good luck with work.

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Tatsur0 Jun 15 2011 says:

Impressive teaser trailer. Tracking

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Maxen1416 Jun 15 2011 says:

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_ Jun 15 2011 replied:

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

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Topherm Jun 15 2011 says:

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] Jun 15 2011 says:

Wow trailer looks amazing.

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RogerRamjet Jun 15 2011 says:

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_ Jun 15 2011 replied:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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Kremator_ Author
Kremator_ Jun 15 2011 replied:

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

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CuervoSp Jun 15 2011 says:

Amazing work

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Jesternz08 Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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JohnnyMaverik Jun 15 2011 says:

So excite ^_^

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Metalspy Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

Striking! You have my attention.

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Ark_ Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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Otreum Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 15 2011 says:

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

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Mxthe Jun 15 2011 says:

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 Jun 16 2011 says:

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

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BRKNnode Jun 16 2011 says:

love this. gob smacked.

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LORDDEREX Jun 19 2011 says:

awesome, looking very good!
Tracking :)

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MrTambourineMan Jun 19 2011 says:

:0 *lost for words.

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Geowil Aug 3 2011 says:

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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