Friday, December 25, 2009

09/10

We wish you all a merry Xmas and enjoy your holidays as much as possible, the whole team is taking a short break... but we'll have tons of surprises in 2010, stay tuned! Bonnes fetes!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Exodyssey SAT party

Book your calendars NOW for an exciting and epic French canadian party in Montreal on October 6th, a book signing by the authors and a crazy presentation of Exodyssey at the SAT.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Steambot studios storms CG Con 2009!


With three presentations, the Steambot team took CG Con by a storm! Joel and David were seen all through the weekend: workshops, portfolio reviews with fellow artists and students, signing Exodyssey books and even improvising Comic Books sessions live with Farzad Varahramyan, and Phil Saunders!
After a presentation about teamwork and another one about speedpainting, the team finished with a bang, with a 3CH improvisation during which Mark Goerner even jumped in and took the Wacom pen off our hands!
Two copies of Exodyssey were given away to two friendly people in the crowd, who helped us choose the 3CH subject. Leftover Exodyssey prints were also sold on the spot, if you are interested in buying some more, stay tuned, as we have all you need... hoooo yes!
People even had a 1st glance at the "Exodyssey videogame proof of concept" (see previous post) that Austin's Bluepoint helped develop, running on a PS3!
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Random comments from the organizers and participants:
"I want to THANK YOU for your help, participation and support of CG Con 09. You guys have something amazing as the Steambot team!"
"I had a really fun time at CG con and would recommend it to everyone." :)

Exodyssey : The Game!!! Any investor or publisher?


Steambot Studios and Bluepoint Games (Blast Factor), have recently collaborated on a proof of concept real-time demo on Sony Playstation 3, based on the universe of Exodyssey.
The prototype was done in a very short period of time and shows our intentions in terms of graphics and gameplay... We are now looking for a publisher and potential investors to start working on this next action-adventure AAA title. Bring it on!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Steambot Armadillo!

Steambot Studios Lands in Austin!
Digital Art Veterans from Videogame, Film and Feature Animation lead new Austin Shop.
June 4, 2009 - Steambot Studios (Montreal, CAN) announced the formation of Steambot Studios Austin today. “We chose Austin not only because we love the city, but because we feel that there is an unique combination of talent and educational resources here that will allow our studio to attract top talent and continue to grow our business with clients like Electronic Arts, UbiSoft and Disney” said David Levy, Steambot CEO & Founder. “As a studio, we’re also committed to sharing our knowledge with future artists. In Austin, we have a rare opportunity to work with Roger Barcilon and the Gemini School of Visual Arts to train the entertainment artists of the future. It’s a win-win for us and the industry.”
Manny Carrasco, whose feature animation credits include Space Jam, Anastasia and Prince of Egypt will lead the Austin studio as Managing Partner. A 16 year veteran of the videogame and feature animation industries, Carrasco’s career includes working with studios including Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Fox and Richard Rich. “Our entire team is excited to be working with the Steambot Studios founders (CEO David Levy, R&D Director Thierry Doizon, Visual Director Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Creative Director Sebastien Larroude ). They are incredible artists and innovators. We’re ready to deliver the same world class visual content to our clients in Austin.” The Austin studio will specialize in high end digital art creation including conceptual design, matte painting, illustration, and 3D asset development for clients worldwide in the film, videogame, animation and advertising industries.
Longue vie SB Armadillo and keep it weird!!!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Gemini School's Industry Day


Steambot and Gemini School present Industry Day 2009. The event will be held at Gemini on Thursday June 4th, David Levy and Joel Dos Reis Viegas will be in Austin, TX for a Book signing and a presentation of Exodyssey. Don't miss them at Borders Books on Saturday June 6th, the book will be available for purchase, but quantities are limited. Come meet the artists, get your copy signed and say "hi"!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Interview on CG Channel

Check this out at CG Channel, a video by Robert Nelms and an interview by Matt McCorkell during the exhibition at the Gnomon Gallery! updates coming soon concerning the book signing party at Radium/Reel FX.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Exodyssey website launch!

The official Exodyssey website is finally up and running. Please refresh your browser if you only see a coming soon splash page, enjoy!

ImagineFX the world-renowned fantasy magazine has released a very encouraging article on their May issue called "Steam fuelled" (page 25).

Monday, April 13, 2009

First book review (positive!) by PARKA!



First review of EXODYSSEY by PARKA, on this blog. It seems that Teoh Yi Chie enjoyed the book! The comments were knowledgeable and dead on. Thanks for taking the time to review it! Once again, we will be signing books and do live paintings at the Gnomon event the 9TH of may, see blog under for details. All welcome, come and paint with the team!
Also, I just got the news that the book just arrived in L.A. The book should be available this week at Art Center, before it hits the bookstores full steam.

The Art of STEAMBOT


SATURDAY, MAY 9TH, around 7:00 PM please join us for an epic party at the Gnomon Gallery and the official launching of Exodyssey! Book signing, live painting, DJ's, wine and food...

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Art of Games


The first International Exhibition on Game Art will take place in the church of St-Benin in Aosta, Valle d'Aosta in Italy from May 22nd to November 8th 2009. BARONTiERi will present a few printed pieces from our Artbook Exodyssey. The event offers to everyone the possibility to explore and to admire the universe of games: a virtual world that is now time to recall among Contemporary Arts. More info coming soon...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

SB Hollywood exhibition


The Art of STEAMBOT; Friday May 8th at the Gnomon Gallery, the whole SB team is going to present a collection of images from their last Artbook Exodyssey.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

THIS IS REAL!



Yes, we did receive the first test prints of the book!!!!!!! Here is the proof!
Shops should receive them in two to three weeks, and it will be published by TITAN in the UK, Exodyssey is going to be released at the good old "Forbidden planet" shops (which SB is a big fan of!).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Couture X Press 09


A provocative collision: a creative explosion!
Art Souterrain presents Couture X-Press as part of The Montreal All-Nighter...
On the night of February 28, 2009, 10 fashion designers will take over the Complexe Les Ailes and draw you in to their exciting and inspiring world. This year, in what promises to be a dazzling event, they will be accompanied by STEAMBOT Studios. This 3rd edition of Couture X-Press brings together a diverse mix of art forms, including music, fashion, and digital art. See you all at the Complexe Les Ailes, Metro level, Mc Gill starting at 9.00 PM.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Exodyssey, An exclusive interview with the team!

video
1st Interview of the team, sorry for our terribeul French accent!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SB/CG CON 09


The SB team will be speaking at the CG CON this summer; it is the world's largest creative computer graphic conference and will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Check the program here. Don't miss our crazy presentation, this is going to be fun!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Exodyssey Artbook at DSP



Finally... the first test pages! This is just a pre-print version but David told us that the quality is nearly perfect. Design Studio Press has done an excellent work on it. We should receive the first 100 copies in a few days now and the release date is officially end of march. Stay tuned and thanks for your patience.