Thursday, February 20, 2014

Voice Actors Get!

Hello Enlightened Games family!

Morgan Freeman and Sam Jackson were busy, so we are looking to enlist a few professional voice actors for no reason in particular. Can't tell details, it's still a secret... If you have some history with voice work with professional equipment, or live in the Chicago area, send us a message to enblomquist@enlightenedgames.com that include your experience, types of voices, and contact info!

Looking for Men and Women, young adult and up.

In other news here's a first look at some concept art for our unannounced title!

Big things occurring at Enlightened Games, we are pumped for you to be a part of it. :D


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

2013 - I will never forget you. It was the year I started official work on Project Bliss, formed Enlightened Games, made a tech demo that we are proud of, became official Sony developers, and began work on a new project which we are excited to show in the future (when it's ready)...I also broke my foot. :/

We learned a lot about ourselves. We learned what it's like to be vulnerable, and put yourself out there to be judged. We learned about who we are and what it means to express ourselves creatively and passionately. We learned how to work together, be a team, and most importantly have fun!

I am personally grateful for the love and support of my friends and family. And grateful to the team for their continuing efforts. We will get there my friends, I will never give up.

See you in 2014...




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Official Sony Developers and New Game Announcements!


Hi All!

First, we apologize for the radio silence. After KS, we decided we needed to regroup and refocus our efforts. I truly believe things happen for a reason and even when thing don't seem to be working out, we realize the universes way of using 'setbacks' are sometimes there to support moving forward.



Holy crap this is awesome! :D

Second, we are extremely excited to announce as of a couple weeks ago, Enlightened Games became an official developer of the Sony Playstation! Meaning, our titles (upon approval) can be seen on a Sony Platform in the future. We are without a doubt grateful to Sony for approaching us, giving us the opportunity to prove ourselves, and be a part of a culture we deeply respect. 

Third, some of you may be curious what we've been up to this whole time. Well - we are in the process of creating an evolved version of Bliss. We took everything we learned from that demo and refocused our efforts into a totally new experience. This new game is based on our themes, goals, and (improved) artstyle of Bliss - but with new gameplay, characters, environments, story. (It also has a new name :D) For anyone who was attached to the original concept, fear not, the heart of it is still very much in tact. 

We are in the midst of planning our new game announcement at a major gaming event in summer of 2014, and will also be releasing teaser art along the way as we get closer to our official announcement! We have not decided if we will move over to Tumblr or rename this current website under the new title. Either way we will let you know!

You can follow us on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/EnlightenedGames

Gratefully,

The Enlightened Games Team




Teaser 1





Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On to the IGF!

Hey everyone!

We are currently regrouping ourselves post kickstarter. It was a wonderful experience and we learned a great deal about ourselves and Bliss. Here is a candid video explaining the past, present, and future of the project!



Monday, July 29, 2013

The Other Side of Bliss


Hey all!

Lot's of really cool things happening right now here at Enlightened Games! Some stuff we can talk about some we cannot...yet. :) We're preparing a 
Kickstarter campaign  to be released on August 3rd (Saturday) @ 6 pm CST along with a public game demo! More information will all be released that day. :D

On to game! I've sort of hinted at how Bliss is not all what it seemed. Thus far I've shared the main world which the player can explore and find new areas, these other areas are where the main character will be physically and emotionally challenged. While my goal with this game is to show how I see beauty in the world, I believe in order to see that beauty we must survive, face, accept, and overcome the darkness as well. It takes a great deal of courage and strength to take those first steps, which at first can feel nearly impossible. I know I personally had felt that my life was unbearable and there was nothing I could do about it. Fortunately something inside me fought against that and knew in my heart it could be better...much better.

I would be lying if I said I was not incredibly nervous to release the Bliss demo - as the project is very near and dear to my heart. The game is still early in development, but hopefully people will see a glimpse of my vision and want to see it finished!

Thank you as always for your interest and support! <3

Gratefully,
- Eric