The Fictory has released production art and a short clip from Atomic Robo: Last Stand, the animated short the studio is making based on Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener’s popular comic. There’s no concrete release date yet, as the project was delayed when the studio chose to start over after completing an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign. The goal was just $12,000, but the project raised more than $72,000, so rather than forge ahead with the film they started on no budget, the animators rebuilt from scratch.
“We knew that if we were going to do things right, we needed to start on solid, consistent ground,” writes Creative Director Joseph Krzemienski. “This meant a lot more work, but we knew it was the right call.”
Compare the four-second clip below with the original trailer and you can see what he’s talking about. The trailer is cool, but not nearly as smooth and as professional-looking as the new clip, however brief it may be. Krzemienski goes on to say the film will be released later this year, but the YouTube page for the clip indicates that it’ll be ready this spring.
Also coming this spring from The Fictory is Atomic Robo: Violent Science, a multi-stage platform game for mobile devices. Loosely based on the plot from Last Stand, Violent Science should be ready early next month from Second Fiction, Krzemienski’s game studio.