The dread pirate Blueballs started out as a placeholder text for a weapon in Shadowgun Legends. Now he’s got his very own summer event and comic strip!
After his lowkey beginnings in a description for the Chandra SMG, the pirate found his way into an early Genesys event, The Hunt for Blueballs’ Treasure.
I originally suggested that he should look like Rik Mayall’s Lord Flashheart from Blackadder II, and if you squint very hard you can still see Mayall’s likeness in this original artwork:
Now he has a much cleaner, spruced up look for the latest event, The Return of Captain Blueballs:
Ever wonder how we create our awesome 3D artwork for Shadowgun Legends events? Well, you’re in luck — stayed tuned for the next “Behind the Scenes” article where we reveal all!