Bitey game NEXT MONTH

2011-03-02 04:44:33 by chluaid

I've been quiet for a long time. All of last year I was up to my neck in Dragon Age Legends (the EA 2D Facebook game). Here's a trailer they made from my in-game cinematic at the end of last year:

Many people have asked (and given up asking) where the Dashkin sequel is. First thing: it's not done yet. Second thing, here's why:

Since November 2010, programmer Sean McGee and I have been working full time on a Bitey game for the next 'installment' of Brackenwood. I've just updated my personal blog at with some new info and screenshots but below is a teaser image showing various times of day colour schemes and locations.

The game was originally to be a classic style adventure platformer but has evolved into a series of skill and time trial challenges, tied together with story elements that lead you through 8-10 levels over 4-5 regions of the Brackenwood world.

It'll be a Flash game, but I'm doing all the art & animation in ToonBoom Animate Pro, then importing in Flash for Sean's coding.

The music is being expertly played (yes, real instruments) by Lee Miller, who I've worked with in the past - he did the end credits music on The Yuyu and also created the complete score for The Last of the Dashkin.

Right now we're simply calling it 'the bitey game', but the actual title will be released later this month, closer to the finish. In the meantime you can keep up to date with its progress on my site, Facebook and Twitter.

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Bitey game NEXT MONTH


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2011-03-02 04:53:31

Brilliant :)


2011-03-02 05:04:12

Can't wait!


2011-03-02 05:07:09

Yay! Finally another installment to the fantastic Bitey series!


2011-03-02 05:10:04

Anticipate it!


2011-03-02 05:12:36



2011-03-02 05:42:24

*heart flutters*


2011-03-02 05:53:18

Man, you get all the best gigs. Wish you all the best!


2011-03-02 06:36:54

A chance to dash with the kin of hot tempered pranksters! Looks full of love :)


2011-03-02 06:46:29

this is brilliant :D i was following your blog alot awesome stuff :D


2011-03-02 06:48:27

Looking forward to it a lot!


2011-03-02 07:41:57

Wow. Didn't see that coming. I was expecting another movie or something, so a game will be interesting to say the least. :D

And I love the moon in that screenshot. Every bit of non-living scenery in Bitey's world so far has looked like it was copied directly off real-world stuff, but that moon makes me think there'll be more imaginative things to come. MOAR :D

P.S: Any idea how big the .swf file will likely be when you're done? Are we talking huge here?

chluaid responds:

we'll be trying to keep it reasonable, so I guess at the 12MB mark we'll start panicking haha


2011-03-02 08:19:48

Alot of people seem to be announcing huge games these days, impressive. :O


2011-03-02 09:26:05

that's fantastic! i love your work, and i'm glad to hear that you've been able to continue working on Brackenwood. it is hands down my favorite series on Newgrounds, and i'm always happy to hear about any developments. having the next installment be a game is definitely out of left field, but its a wonderful surprise to be sure. just looking at the art you have here gets me all amped up to play it. wish you all the best on this and all your ongoing and upcoming projects!

chluaid responds:

thanks! Always encouraging to know ppl are looking forward to it :)


2011-03-02 11:25:28

Honestly the only games i'm looking forward to this year is the last guardian and this one.


2011-03-02 12:23:22

Very interesting. I'm glad to see a game coming. That was very unexpected. Hopefully it'll be enjoyable as well. But I'm sure that anything you decide to release will be amazing. Can't wait for the game and the Dashkin sequel. Although I have one question, will the game be a sequel to Waterlollies, or will it fit in somewhere else?

chluaid responds:

only at the very end will it reveal something about the Brackenwood we know, so story-wise, it's pretty much independent from the other Brackenwood movies, but it does tie in.


2011-03-02 13:33:08

Can't wait, issit just for fun or do you have bigger plans like PSN/XBL Arcade later?

chluaid responds:

big plans :)


2011-03-02 14:32:34

Hell yeah!


2011-03-02 14:34:24

Looks laggy. :P

Ehehehehe, I can't wait to play!

chluaid responds:

haha there is no lag :D


2011-03-02 14:37:27

Looking great, good luck! Trailer looks sick too


2011-03-02 21:15:27

I love your story telling, animations, and the world you created. I wish so badly I had the money to fund you through your works but I am a student with no job. I can't get enough!

chluaid responds:

I look forward to you being a financial success so I can keep going with this :D


2011-03-03 01:37:07

You know what would be awesome?

The Elder Scrolls: Brackenwood.

chluaid responds:



2011-03-03 14:26:26

Awesome trailer! Love your style. Keep up the great work. Can't wait for the next Bitey movie too


2011-03-03 21:18:17

Thanks for the update!


2011-03-07 20:34:52

bitey game will be another big hit for you!


2011-03-10 00:05:18

Yay Finally for years ive been WAITING and its COMING!!


2011-03-11 05:38:19

This Makes Me Incredibly Happy =D
I Love the Incredible world of Brackenwood, It's Beautiful, odd and inspirational.
I Think Bitey Will Be a Brilliant Platformer Protagonist.

P.s. Nice to See People Circulating Extra Credits ;D


2011-03-11 18:16:59

I just wet myself with happiness.

chluaid responds:

Here, let me get you a towel.


2011-03-12 19:00:01

Being one of your more, uh, patient fans, I've gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised.

I know you have your paid work, and I don't bug you for more because I know your plate's full with other, more pressing matters.

But I'm glad you've actually been working on a secret project with much love put into it- just for us, the fans.

As I said, it's a pleasant surprise. Thusly, I wish you the best with this final segment in the undertaking...

chluaid responds:

thanks for your patience. I'll do my best to make it worth the wait.


2011-03-15 13:56:27

Hey I'm a huge fan of your series. Sounds like an interesting game but I'm mostly into it because of a neat storyline like all your flashes. Keep up the great work man and should we be expecting the next Brackenwood installment before 2012?


2011-03-19 03:46:54

Take your time, a good game takes time to be creative.


2011-03-24 21:04:57

The screen shots look amazing! I really hope its not laggy...anyways I can't wait! I'll try not to implode from sheer happiness by then *pop!* and there goes my right arm...


2011-03-26 15:48:31

Hey. The YuYu is one of my favorite flashes and I love the music in it(I think it's called Bitey's theme) is there someway I could download it?


2011-03-26 19:02:14

Goddamnit. I can't WAIT!


2011-03-28 16:42:59

I remember when i first heard about newgrounds and pico's school and after a quick look found bitey of brackenwood and instantly enjoyed its art direction which has improved so much over the years, everyday i went into work at the office and logged onto your site to see any new updates from watching a new animation in the 30 shorts in 30 days to waiting for a new addition to the brackenwood series. The tidbits of art and concepts you leave us with keeps me hanging on until the release of the specific feature(you wouldn't believe my delight at seeing the snap you left us with before releasing waterlollies, the one just before swiping the nest.) Watching the opening scenes and listening to the fantastic musical scores has truly inspired me in creative and animated design. Wish you all the best success with this new addition to your franchise and cannot to feast my eyes and ears on its animated beauty. Keep on with your inspiring and infamous work :D


2011-03-30 12:02:37

OMG! I love your work, it just takes...SO LONG...


2011-03-31 00:58:09

I have to say, you are an amazing and creative narrator, and I hope you fare well in your career in art. I love your art, your narrative and your choice in music.

I also cannot wait for your movie, 2D movies need to make a come back., and your movie would do just that. I loved and cherished the movies from my childhood that were 2D, most notably the iron giant (I am 13 turning 14), and I would like to see the return of movies in that format, they just always seemed so much more....memorable, and with a world being so much more electronically inclined it'd be nice to have something make a comeback from my childhood. I hope you have a long successful art career, and a very happy life.

P.S. to anyone it concerns, his real age is either39 turning 40, or 40, i dont know.


2011-04-05 00:25:42

@ your Dragon Age Legends video: I looked up your profile on newgrounds after I watched this trailer of the game to see if this was your work. I recognized immediately that this was your animation once I saw the layout and character design. You have a very special way your characters are drawn out Chluaid and I just love it! Thanks for everything you do and keep up the good work!


2011-04-09 17:21:11

I have seen the trailer just now and wow its amazing how to can animate hair move like that,i have a hairy time just drawing a still image of it.


2011-04-13 11:38:25

cool. bitey is my faverut! also DA:Legends is sweeeet


2011-04-28 16:34:36

When are you going to finish


2011-04-29 13:46:34

Hey, i don't mean to nag but you said next month...It's almost been TWO months since the post...

chluaid responds:

Things change, and the game is now bigger than we intended. New post coming soon.


2011-04-30 21:40:45

how long then?
will it be as good as the animations?


2011-05-01 13:26:18

Waiting for the game!!
"Best things take time?" I'm putting all my bet on that statement


2011-05-02 18:39:27

Take all the time you need, you sexy thang.


2011-05-06 22:28:34

id like to make an amv for bitey. is that alrte? u dnt allow pms so i had to ask here. plz answer soon! thank u!


2011-05-15 18:19:02

y'know it's been 2 months since it was "next month", what worries me is you haven't said ANYTHING since then... you ok man?


2011-05-21 07:55:22

wow cool, I can't wait for it!!!!!!!!!


2011-05-30 04:05:44

Bitey is the badass sonic could never be muhahaha!


2011-05-30 15:15:07

I just really can't imagine bitey fighting.....Like combat this has got to be a detailed graphic speed based platformer.....(Like fancy pants and sonic)


2011-06-04 17:25:43

Yeah, I got all excited over this... But I really should have checked the date first!! :(