About

The Game

Enter the Blacksea Odyssey, a violent top-down rogue-lite space shoot ‘em up RPG brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. Explore dangerous, interstellar spacescapes as you hunt enormous space-behemoths with a harpoon and rune-infused spears. Unlock fierce space-huntsmen and collect runes to customize your spear and space-board to hunt as you please in the deadliest competition in the universe - the Blacksea Odyssey!

Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Steeped in blood, ancient treasures, and a madness that wills them to delve deeper into the black abyss, these huntsman compete for a chance to claim the ultimate glory of facing a creature of such insatiable ferocity and magnanimous size that its wingspan has been said to stretch across galaxies while it’s breath consumes black holes. A creature rumored to exist only in legend, the Titan of the Stars!

Features

  • Rip Apart Enemies Piece by Piece: Eviscerate enemy creatures by ripping them apart with your harpoon.
  • Fully Destructible Everything: Blast through fully destructible environments with your spear or harpoon.
  • Twitch based Action-Packed Combat: Reminiscent of classic top-down shooters mixed with modern RPG and rogue-like mechanics.
  • Hardcore Rogue-like Elements: Featuring permadeath, procedural levels, and incredible replayability.
  • Massive Bosses: Battle against colossally scaled bosses dwarfing several screen sizes.
  • Expansive Customization System: Forge millions of runic modifications for your spear and space-board.

The Team

  • Peter Milko, Art Director
  • Peter Milko specializes in art. He does all of the game’s art and animations from in game assets such as the space creatures and space station-town, to graphical user interface elements such as the heads up display and in game menus. He also contributes heavily to the gameplay design and marketing.
  • Sean Pinnock, Technical Director
  • Sean Pinnock specializes in programming. He writes a majority of the gameplay code which usually involves precise physics simulation and complex artificial intelligence. He also contributes heavily to the the game’s design and marketing.
  • PJ Legendre, Producer
  • Percy Legendre specializes in project management. He acts as the team’s scrum master, handles task allocation, sets milestones and deadlines for the schedule, and manages scope. He also handles boring business stuff such as marketing, contracts, and licensing. As a developer, Percy contributes to design, particle effects, and programming.

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Blog

[Launch Trailer] Explore dangerous, interstellar space-scapes

Launch Trailer!Coming to PC/Mac/Linux June 1 Enter the Blacksea Odyssey – a violent underworld brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies Explore dangerous, interstellar space-scapes as you hunt enormous space-behemoths Steam page Launches: June 1, 2016 Price: $9.99 (20% off first week)
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Check out these Desert Elderfish, companions of the Kingfish Cthulhu!

Ahoy, spacehuntsman! Since Steam Early Access launch, we've been hustling to update the game each week with brand new space behemoths to hunt, runic technologies to unearth, and ancient spears to unlock! Not to mention we've added two unlockable characters: the fierce bounty hunter Rade Lawson and the razzlin' dazzlin…
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Blacksea Odyssey is now on Steam Early Access!

Enter a vast chasm between space and time brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Steeped in blood, ancient treasures, and a madness that wills them to delve deeper…
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Blacksea Odyssey coming to Steam Early Access March 2nd!!!

Blacksea Odyssey is a 2D top-down, multi-directional shoot 'em up with rogue-like and RPG elements. The game features an expansive customization system, fully destructible and procedurally generated environments, and gruesome boss battles with creatures up to ten times the screen size! You will be able to purchase Blacksea Odyssey for…
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Blacksea Odyssey Beta Build Released! New Jungle Biome & More Bosses!

The Blacksea Odyssey beta build has been sent to all $25 and up Kickstarter backers - so check your emails! You'll LOVE the progress we've made! If you missed our Kickstarter, you can still Pre-Order Blacksea Odyssey! Thanks so much to everyone that downloaded our alpha demo and provided us with feedback and…
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New Squid-like, Poison Spitting Jungle Enemies!

Ahoy Space-Huntsmen! We hope everyone had a great holiday season! We're glad to be back to work after a long Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to you, we raised $12,300 which will help us finish the game! We'd also like to thank everyone that has contributed feedback. We've been fortunate that tons of…
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Enchanted Enemies System Explained

Ahoy, Space-Hunstman! Today we're going to explain Blacksea Odyssey's enchanted enemies system which basically involves special, more deadly versions of pre-existing enemy types, including bosses. These buffed enemies have increased stats and a special ability depending on the type of enchantment the enemy has. Enchanted Enemies Overview Enchanted enemies offer the player a more…
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Last week of Kickstarter Campaign + New Kickstarter Video + New Jungle Enemies

Ahoy Space-Huntsmen! Our Kickstarter campaign has been going better than we could of hoped for. With only 4 days left we're nearly 90% funded. At the current rate we're confident that we can finish our campaign successfully but will need your support to get there. We decided to make this video…
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Blacksea Odyssey Kickstarter Now Live!

Kickstarter.com Enter a vast chasm between space and time brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. May the greatest huntsman survive. Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Armed with only a spear and a harpoon,…
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Harpoon Enormous Space Creatures to Shreds in Blacksea Odyssey's Free Alpha Demo

Free Alpha Demo Now Available November 3, 2015 - Orlando, Florida - Team Blacksea Odyssey announces the release of the free Blacksea Odyssey Alpha Demo - for Windows, Mac, and Linux - and their upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Download the Alpha Demo at: www.BlackseaOdyssey.com Play as the cybernetic Old Man who has entered the deadliest…
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About the Blacksea Odyssey Competition and Bounty System!

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! We've made many development blog posts about the gameplay of Blacksea Odyssey so wanted to take the time to elaborate more on the backstory and the competition that the Old Man is taking place in. And in case you're antsy, the Alpha Demo will be released before the end of the month! Alpha…
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Crystal Elderfish Boss: Glasslasher

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! Before we give our development update, we'd like to thank everyone that has registered for the Alpha so far! We're flattered by how excited everyone is for the Alpha. We have a big surprise that we can't wait for everyone to see!.. or should I say fight? 0.o This week,…
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Blacksea Odyssey Coming to PCs and Consoles in Spring 2016

Announcement Trailer and Alpha Registration Announced October 1, 2015 - Orlando, Florida - Developer Blacksea Odyssey and publisher Mastertronic announce Blacksea Odyssey - a top-down shoot ‘em up about hunting giant space creatures - coming to PCs and consoles in Spring 2016. View the Trailer at: www.BlackseaOdyssey.com Play as the cybernetic…
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Interview with Dbazi

Ahoy Spacehuntsman! We did an interview on Blacksea Odyssey with Donyaye Bazi from the Iranian gaming site, Dbazi. If you happen to be able to read Persian, you can read the original article on their site. Without further ado, enjoy! A brief intro from Donyaye Bazi to the reader: The surface of our…
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Three New Desert Enemies That You Don't Want Underneath Your Bed!

Joining Blacksea Odyssey's Thunderclap! *If you just want to read the latest development update, you can skip this. We have an announcement coming up and would like you to help us spread the word by joining our Thunderclap. It takes a few seconds and goes a long way! You can…
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Introducing The Four Great Huntsman

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! We'd like to introduce you to the four Great Huntsman! These four will be competing in the Blacksea Odyssey competition to earn the right to kill the Titanfish. The contestants include the cybernetic Old Man, the foul Xezemoth, the feared Rade "Crazy Eyes" Lawson, and the dazzling Emerald…
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Three New Slithering Enemies!

Joining Blacksea Odyssey's Thunderclap! *If you just want to read the latest development update, you can skip this. We have an announcement coming up and would like you to help us spread the word by joining our Thunderclap. It takes a few seconds and goes a long way! You can…
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Three New Desert Enemies That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Joining Blacksea Odyssey's Thunderclap! *If you just want to read the latest development update, you can skip this. We have an announcement coming up and would like you to help us spread the word by joining our Thunderclap. It takes a few seconds and goes a long way! You can…
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The Top Four Features of Blacksea Odyssey

Ahoy, Spacehuntsman! We decided to write an article on our favorite four features of Blacksea Odyssey. You'll hear us throw around the descriptors "top-down shoot 'em up" and "rogue-lite" quite a bit. Today we're going to delve deep into what we consider the top four features that make our top-down…
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What Would a Space Desert Look Like?

Ahoy, Spacehuntsman! One of the difficult design challenges we've faced has been making space not feel monotonous. Imagine playing Blacksea Odyssey and every level actually be like space.. You know.. stars, asteroids and black. Sounds super fun, right (sarcasm)? To address this monotony, we've decide to create our own "space biomes." So far, you've…
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How to make quality game content with 7 steps

Several people have asked us about our creative process. I decided to write a blog post on how we generate game content. While the example in this blog post refers specifically to designing enemies, this process can be generally applied to any type of game content. This includes mechanics, levels,…
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Using normal maps to create lighting for 2D sprites.

Ahoy, space-huntsman! So in the past I was having trouble trying to create lighting for my sprites in my game. I was trying to find a way to pull this off that didn't require a massive amount of work and looked a good quality. I actually tried to use a few…
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Crystal Elderfish Boss: Krakhammer

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! We’re announcing first official boss of the Crystal Biome, Krakhammer! Krakhammer is an elderfish relative of the Icecrusher enemy, but with three eyes, two mouths, and a deadly jigsaw head covered in sharp crystal protrusions. Let's not forget he's utterly massive! The Boss Battle Experience In Blacksea Odyssey, boss battle's…
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Blacksea Odyssey Procedural Level Generation

Blacksea Odyssey Procedural Level Generation   (Our alpha level generation  - CLICK IT to see the GIPH)   Our level generation primarily relies on Unity's powerful parenting system. We match this system with our own procedural level generation algorithms. Each structure that is created is actually a list of children being…
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Three New Crystal Drake Enemies!

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! We’re announcing new enemies of the Crystal Drake genome - the last genome of enemies that can be found in the Crystal biome! The Crystal Drake enemies draw inspiration from the oriental dragon - despite it not resembling it too strongly visually. The Crystal Drake genome consists of…
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Three New Puffer Enemies!

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! We're announcing new enemies of the Puffer genome! The Puffer enemies draw inspiration from the puffer fish, but with some interesting twists. The Puffer genome consists of the Puffling, the Puffer, and the Frost Puffer. The Puffling The quick and sneaky Puffling respresent the smallest of the Puffer…
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Three new fish and a boss chosen by you!

Ahoy Space-Huntsman! It's been a while since we've written a major update about our game so we have plenty of information to share with you! Three new fish designs, procedural level generation, a new team of full time Blacksea Odyssey Developers and a new boss chosen by you!?!!   The Ice-Charger…
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First Look: Hunting Spears Unveiled!

The main character's weapon of choice is the spear! You will be able to unlock several spears and customize their stats with runes. They will have names of famous spears in history or mythology. HELP US OUT - Which spears do you like or dislike? Do the shapes look good? How…
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Blacksea Odyssey Dives Head First Into Development

Leading up to the Jam Leading up to the 2015 Global Game Jam we knew we wanted to do something that was really fun, but also extremely original. We also knew that making something fun and truly original is an extremely difficult task as a game developer, especially if you…
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