Will there be a Castle IV?
Who made the Castle Series?
The Castle Series is produced by Oscar Johansson, and co-written with Fabian Berglund ( Long_haired_buddy ) and Oscar Johansson. Details on people contributing with voicework, actionscript or similar are listed in the credits of respective episode.
How long will it be until Castle IV is released?
Rest assured that Oscar will work as best he can on the animations, so please be patient. Keep in mind that for Oscar, animating is a hobby rather than a job, and animating can be extremely time consuming. Castle III took two years in production whereas Castle Repercussions took three years. This may sound a lot but agian, this is because animating is not a full time occupation for Oscar.
Will there be a Castle game?
The idea has been tossed around, but at the present time the actual animated series is the focus. It is not unlikley that a Castle game will be made when the series has been completed however.
Can I make my own Castle game?
No, a game is not permitted, sorry. We would like to avoid any confusion over a non-official game with the official series. Castle fanart and tribute animations are however welcomed and very much appreciated. Please show us everything you have in the showoff forums.
Can I help with the Castle animations with art, story, etc?
Sorry, but nobody is needed on the production team at the present time. It may be needed in the future though, so please don't hesitate to PM Oscar if you think you can contribute with your good 3D modeling, animating or other skills needed for Castle IV.
Can I voice a character in the next episode?
It's possible, depending on your quality of your microphone and your age. We dislike when someone very young tries to sound older than the person really is. Feel free to send auditions of your voicework for Castle IV!
I have a great idea for the next Castle animation...
Great, but it will not be used. The story is already written and characters are finalized far in advance of the animation.
I have some Castle fanart I drew can I show it off?
Yes! Please post it in the fanart thread in the showoff forum.
Oscar can you teach me to animate?
It's an honor to be so highly thought of, but keep in mind that animation takes lots of practice and patience. Looking for tutorials on the Internet is a good place to start, but persistance is the key, good luck!
How long did Castle III take to make?
All four parts and the prologue took around two years to make.
I'm having trouble determining who 'x' character is?
Etrius is the protagonist, and is the one who was shot by the General in Castle III part C. The General wears the beret and carry's the 44. Magnum Pistol. Dr. Romanov has white hair and glasses and carries the book. Boomer has blonde hair and carries a shotgun. Beecher has red eyes and carries a sniper rifle. Lloyd has brown eyes and carries a sword.
Who did the voices of the characters?
The cast list is in the credits of each part. It's quite a long list but feel free to take a look.
What was that music at that point in the animation?
All music credits can be found in the end of the specific part you're watching.
Is 'x' character dead/alive/going to make it?
It's a long standing idea in many forms of media that unless you see a corpse of a character, they are likely to make another appearance. But you'll just have to wait and see.
Who is The Wise One?
The Wise one was one of the last surviving ancients in the Castle dimension. He was the one who locked the 'power' inside the Castle.
Is Etrius the Wise One?
No, the wise one was killed in the altar room of the third Castle by the evils as explained in the prologue.
Do the squad of special soldiers have a history?
The squad comprising of Etrius, Boomer, Beecher and Lloyd have a history of working together, however they have not always worked under the command of The General.
How are they getting from their dimension to the one with the Castles in it?
There is a portal through which they travel. This portal can be seen either in Part A, when the helicopter arrives at the base, or under the deleted scenes in the extras section of Part D.
Was that Lloyd who was crushed by a falling rock in the altar room?
No, it was an evil creature.
Did Boomer and those soldiers fall to their death after the bridge collapsed?
This can be answered. If you wait until after the credits in Part D there is an extra scene with Boomer and his squad.
The General says that oil resources are depleted, so what is running the helicopters they use?
Make up your own reason, - They have some of the last reserves which were in military possession - The helicopters run on a hydrogen based fuel, yes it exists. Stop being a smartass.
What happened to Etrius when he touched the black orb?
That will be explained later in the story of Castle.
What is the black orb?
The orb is what The Wise One sealed the 'ancient power' inside before his demise, to protect everyone else from what had happened to his people.
Etrius said The General knows something, what does he know?
This will be explained, later in the story of Castle.
Etrius said that “They're using you [The General]”. Who are they?
The General undoubtedly has his superiors he takes orders from. We'll see who they are as the story unfolds.
Beecher is the only one who knows The General shot Etrius, is he going to do anything about it?
Wait and see
Dr. Romanov ran away, is he a coward?
Dr. Romanov isn't a trained soldier, and would be fairly useless in combat, but he most likely ran away because he wasn't stupid. He did try to warn everyone, remember?
Why was Etrius in handcuffs during the flashback in Part A?
To see if he would co-operate or not, as said by The General.
Why has Etrius appeared to have left his job as a solder, "I don't do this anymore." (To General)
Not yet known.
What is Castle Repercussions?
You can see Castle Repercussions as Castle III and a half, ( 3.5 ). It followed the survivors stranded in the Castle from Castle III.
Who is Ray?
Ray is one of the soldiers under the command of The General. He was thrown into a wall by a demon in Castle III part D as he ran through a corridor. Ray is the first character to make an appearance in Castle Repercussions.
What kind of music was in Repercussions?
The music in Castle Repercussions was customly made by the composer Aleksander Vinter (nowadays best known under the name Savant). There was one exception though, in the escape of part D the music was by Two Steps From Hell. Music similar to the music in Castle III was included, as well as new more ambient sounding music.
Who is the owner of DQ?
DQ is Oscar Johansson's showcase website.
Where did the name DeletionQuality come from?
The name was thought up by Rezuth and Oscar, as they were tossing ideas for a name around. Two ideas for a name were mixed to make DeletionQuality, which sounded good according to the admins.
Why .net, why not .com?
Because .net sounds better. Also, com was taken at the time, but it has since been acquired and redirects to the main site.
Who are the administrators/moderators?
Admins: Oscar, Rezuth and DrunkCat.
Can I be a mod, I'd be a good one?
No, moderator positions are offered to members who have shown maturity and have helped DQ since they joined, please don't ask us to become one. We have a kickass mod team, and currently do not need new moderators.
Who is the best mod?
Why did I get a forum infraction?
Don't panic, it will wear off. Complaining will not help. The moderator/admin who issued you the infraction will provide you with a reason. You should learn from this to avoid making the same mistake.
I got infracted for a rule I didn't know existed!
If you'd read the rules it wouldn't have happened.
I don't like your system here on DQ, it's unfair!
You're not being forced to stay here, if you really don't like it, then you can leave the site. Do remember that there are many members here who coexist happily with the system in place, so you should be able to as well.
What was the music in Slakt / The Stickfather
Since I for some stupid reason did not add music credits in Slakt, I'll list the music here: Lok - Lok Står. The Stickfather soundtrack is the original godfather soundtrack composed by Nico Rota. Other animations should have the music listed in their credtis.
What software do you (Oscar) use to create movies?
Adobe Flash - The main program. ( formerly Macromedia Flash )
Adobe Photoshop - Used for certain effects. Mainly on backgrounds.
Electric Rain Swift 3D - To create 3D models.
Goldwave - For sound editing. I like it better than Audacity.
Audacity - Also for sound edting. Has some features Goldwave does not.
On a side note, if you are new to animation I would recommend to learn a completely different program like ToonBoom instead of Flash. During the later years, Flash has become more and more of a programming environment than the animation environment it once was. Because of this, animating in Flash nowadays may sometimes feel obsolete. There are better and cheaper alternatives suited for just animating!