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January 6th, 2015
Shards of Titan Gingerbread House 

Over the holiday season, my daughter and I (Eric) made a gingerbread house version of the Shards of Titan Town Hall. We looked at all of the stages of the Town Hall and we thought it would be best to tackle the level 5 version. Still, it was a lot of work! In total, we spent about 4 days planning, baking, assembling and decorating the Town Hall.


What Should It Look Like?

First thing was get a reference screenshot of the level 5 Town Hall from the game. We thought about maybe doing the final stage of the Town Hall, but we weren't sure how to go about making the round tower. And we figured that the level 5 stage was ambitious enough!


Planning the Gingerbread House

Once we had a reference image, we mocked up the final gingerbread house in a light cardboard. We did the Town Hall in 25mm scale. Not only did this allow us lots of room to make a great looking gingerbread house, but it also meant that it works with my D&D figures. You can see two test figures in this picture.


So Many Pieces!

Next I made a template for every piece of gingerbread that we would need. Normally, I wouldn't make doubles of pieces that are the same size. However, this is the most complicated gingerbread house that I have made and making a individual template for every single piece of gingerbread that we needed seemed like the best approach. Having already done this once for the scale model, my daughter was now tired of cutting out templates and so I was left on my own to complete this step.


Lots of Tasty Gingerbread

At this point, all of the gingerbread has been made, cut to size, scored (for the wall sections) and baked. In total, we used 28 cups of flour to make all of the gingerbread for the Town Hall. We had quadrupled the recipe from our old "Joy of Cooking" cook book. Sadly, we quickly saw that we wouldn't have enough gingerbread and so we made another quadruple amount of gingerbread.


The Team

Here is the team hard at work putting the building together. My youngest son helped a little. However, my daughter worked with me the whole time.


Ready for Decoration...

It took lots of royal icing to glue everything together. However, is really sturdy.


Candy, Candy and More Candy!

We used crushed purple hard candies as shard crystals. It turns out that our local candy store was closed for the holidays, so we had to go all over town to find hard purple candies. I would have never thought that they would be so hard to find!


Decoration In Process

We had most of the town hall decorated by this point. I wasn't sure how we would come up with something for the windows, but we ended up cutting Airhead candies to the right size.


All Done and Ready to Eat!

Here it is this morning... at the office and ready to eat!


The Main Entrance

The view for visitors to the Town Hall.


Visitor at the Main Door

A shady visitor wishes to visit.


Wishing Well

Here is the well (Smarties) where you can make a wish (or perhaps fish too!).


Shard Quarry

What town would be complete without a shard quarry? Candy rocks and little bits of shard crystals with a few guards. A miner is ready to start digging.


Stealing from the Town Hall!

While there are lots of guards at the front of the Town Hall, two thieves (who happen to be identical twins) are sneaking out of the back.


Remains After Destruction

Folks have eaten and this is all that is left now.
October 28th, 2014
Shards of Titan Set to Shatter Expectations! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Victoria, British Columbia, September 28, 2014 - Codename Entertainment is excited to release its brand new IP today, Shards of Titan! From the studio which brought players the fan favourite series of Egg Breaker and Bush Whacker, Shards of Titan is an intriguing new RPG set in a mysterious world destroyed by an unknown cataclysm eons ago.

Within the world of Shards of Titan, players can:
  • Choose one of three classes: Ranger, Warrior or Wizard
  • Play through 30+ missions and quests available at launch
  • Explore the Temperate Rainforest and Desert shards
  • Reconstruct your home town, upgrade buildings for better resources and powers
  • Battle player vs player daily in the Arena or explore Multiplayer Dungeons with up to 3 friends
  • And much more.
"I am pleased and excited to officially release Shards of Titan." says David Whittaker, Co-Founder of Codename Entertainment and Lead Designer on Shards of Titan. "For over a year, the entire studio has passionately pursued development on this new title while simultaneously maintaining the regular high quality content updates players have come to expect in both Bush Whacker 2 and Egg Breaker Adventures. With a packed schedule of content updates, events, and new features Shards of Titan promises to be our biggest most exciting title yet!"


ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT:
Codename Entertainment (originally DJArts Games Inc.) was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks with the successful launch of their first title, "Egg Breaker". Egg Breaker's success hatched three successive games, Egg Breaker 2, Egg Drop and the current title in the series, Egg Breaker Adventures. Created in 2010, the classic Bush Whacker appealed to adventurers who were looking to smack some shrubbery and see what popped out. Following its success, Bush Whacker 2 was released in 2012, and celebrated its second anniversary earlier this year with much cake. It was not a lie.

Codename Entertainment, DJArts Games, Egg Breaker, Egg Breaker 2, Egg Breaker Adventures, Bush Whacker, and Bush Whacker 2 are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.