Black Sun

Black Sun, a trilogy of conceptual written works preceding the introduction of several characters into TOA's main arc, was the subject of many attempts at projects in my past, due to its comparatively small scale. This section contains all content released publically for those projects.

 


 

Black Sun began its life as a Homeworld 2 conversion around 2008, translated to Sins of a Solar Empire during 2009-2010, and became a Machinima, known as Salvation, in 2011, which saw a release at the end of the year. Retribution was an attempt to rebuild Black Sun pending the disaster that was Salvation, and was discontinued in 2014 due to lack of character models. Retribution was rebuilt as an audiobook and released at the end of 2014. The Tech Document, an extensive video covering the world's writing, started production in 2016.

 

 

 

The Black Sun: Retribution Audiobook is a recreation of Salvation, and includes the Retribution arc, in audiobook format.

 

 

 

The Black Sun: Retribution Tech Document, referred to interally as the Ret Tech Doc, is a video interpretation of a written piece that was constructed alongside Black Sun: Retribution during 2013 and then completed in 2016. The document is the most coherent collection of technical information regarding the world of the Lour Saga I lived to create. It not only covers the content in Retribution but touches on elements of the main arc, including several of the main characters.

 

 


The Tech Document is the end of my life's work and brings closure to nearly 24 years of writing, voice acting, modeling, composing, and modding for the related world. It will show all of the content created for the Retribution project as well as a vast amount of material that was never demonstrated previous, and will go to great lengths to try to fill the gaps in my ability to produce assets, using third party concept art and cheating where ever possible.

 

Currently, the document is in dormant. You may view the RTD render test I created for the document here, which shows some of the work that was put together for the project in Unreal 4.

 

Retribution Documentary Releases

 

These test videos were created during Retribution's 2012 Q4 - 2014 Q1 production, along with an extremely lengthy video documentary of the project's production life. Due to lack of viewer interest, however, only the test videos are currently on the FTP.

 

  • Test 1 ............................................................................ Download
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  • Test 3 ............................................................................ Download Assessment
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  • Test 6 ............................................................................ Download Assessment
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  • Test 11 .......................................................................... Download
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  • Test 17 .......................................................................... Download
  • Test 18 .......................................................................... Download Assessment
  • Test 19 .......................................................................... Download
  • The Unsung Legacy ................................................... Download

 

Legacy

 

Black Sun: Salvation
AKA "Episode 1". This mediocre machinima was originally posted on youtube in 2011. It has little standing value, but if you want to see Sins look and sound a little different then this is for you.

Length - 52 minutes

Main Encode - Download - 3.7gb
1080p/x264/FLAC

This is the prime encode of Black Sun. I gave it the highest quality settings I could without bloating the size too much. I had no AAC encode option for the audio at the time so I dumped it to FLAC because lol.

Micro Encode - Download - 560mb
720p/x264/mp3 320

This is a re-encode of the above version on Medium settings (used in some LP's). There will definitely be a quality drop. It's also downsized to 720p.


The Making of Salvation - Download - 2gb
720p/h264/AAC 192 - 3:45 hours

A nearly 4 hour video produced shortly after the release of Salvation that discusses the production of Salvation and walks through the project as a whole. Once youtube-only, the file has been ripped from youtube and placed on the FTP, as I lost the source file during the file table rollover disaster.