2012 - the year when the end of the world was near. :) Luckily, for us, this was the year it all started. The year Peter decided to step onto a new journey of forming his own world of creative software. 10 years have passed and we're still here, in 2022, going stronger than ever, able to celebrate all our achievements and also failures, because they all have formed what Escape Motions is today.
[EDIT, October 24th, 2022]:
Thanks to you and the most amazing community we have, we continue the celebrations of our 10th-year anniversary with a new offer:
GET A FREE PAPER SET FOR SPREADING THE WORD!
Share the offer and mention our software online, post it to your social media channels, or forward it to your friends, colleagues, and anyone who is interested in digital painting.
As a reward, we will give you a "Washi Long Color" full-color paper set for Rebelle (value $14.99) for free. All it takes is to mention the offer and post the link or screenshot of your mention to THIS NEW FORUM THREAD.
The "Washi Long Color" set of three full-color Japanese papers enriches the expression of the paper with additional details and thus takes the realism of the effect to a new level. Japanese Sumi-e painting, pencil drawing, or watercolor will acquire greater authenticity.
This paper set will be added to your Community account after October 31st.
[EDIT, October 13th, 2022 (offer ended October 23rd)]:
We are absolutely blown away by what you have done so far! Thousands of shares and views through Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, your personal emails, and word-of-mouth, YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING.
So many new artists got to try Rebelle and the rest of our software, only thanks to you. You are the power! So we decided to continue our celebrations and extend the offer.
ALL APPS FOR $10 ONLYGrab it while it lasts!
Moreover, we would be grateful if you continue spreading the word about our software and the extended offer by sharing it on your social media or forwarding it to your friends, colleagues, and anyone who is interested in digital painting.
As a reward, we will give ANOTHER PAPER SET FOR FREE!
Mention the offer and post the link or screenshot of your mention to THIS NEW FORUM THREAD and get a "Washi Long Color" full-color paper set for Rebelle (value $14.99) for free.
Washi Long Color set of three full-color Japanese papers enriches the expression of the paper with additional details and thus takes the realism of the effect to a new level. Japanese Sumi-e painting, pencil drawing, or watercolor will acquire greater authenticity.
This paper set will be added to your Community account after October 20th.
[ORIGINAL POST, October 3th, 2022]:
We also celebrate you - the artist who made this exciting journey possible. We thank you for every email, every forum post, and every social media mention. Seeing how you use our software and what you can create with it never stop astonishing us. When we hear your background stories, whether your kid loves to draw or you finally decided to follow your dream and started painting - all these create great fuel to our work and ensure us we're doing the right thing.
We also celebrate the team who always work hard on bringing the best of them into their job. Right now, 14 people give their heart and soul to Escape Motions' software and we hope it can be felt.
"Everyone can be an artist, we just need inspiring tools."
~ Peter Blaškovič, Founder of Escape Motions
We celebrate it all by giving you a chance to get our creative software for a special price. So everyone can be an artist. We hope those of you unable to purchase it for the full price will be able to get it now. Grab it while it lasts! We can't wait for you to start your creative journey with us. :)
And finally, here's the right place to feel nostalgic. We must say, 10 years have been a lot of fun, sweat, and sometimes even tears. It all comes with a sweet taste of achievement, long nights to meet the deadline, and 24-hour shifts on release days. Especially with:
- 4 desktop and 2 iOS apps released
- 500 features implemented
- 80 minor updates built
- 4.400 bugs fixed
- 40.000 support requests answered
- 165.000 man-hours worked
The fun would not be complete without:
- 5 weddings celebrated
- 6 kids created
...and more than 1.150 liters of coffee drank!
And here are some fun facts! Did you know that...
...It all started with Flame Painter?
The first line of Flame Painter was written in 2009. It was the first desktop software Peter had worked on.
...Before creating Flame Painter, Peter was a lead animator?
He worked in a game-development company cooperating with Activision-Blizzard.
...Escape Motions started in Peter's first apartment, in the living room?
Now we have moved into our third and the biggest office.
...Flame Painter is very popular among children at school?
Its online experimental version is the most popular page on our website until this day!
...We attended Appy Hour on Siggraph in 2016?
Here's how we liked it:
Moreover, in 2018, Peter was invited as a keynote speaker at the Expressive symposium in Victoria, BC Canada where he talked about the phase of searching and finding inspiration when developing and what he considered essential to realize those innovative concepts in practice.
...Inspirit app has been developed based on Peter's dream?
No drugs were involved, just his unlimited imagination. :D
...The most challenging feature we had to face was Rebelle's watercolor simulation?
It took Peter more than two years of prototyping and experimenting to create a practical and visually plausible simulation, and then the development team spent another year coding to reach Rebelle's first usable version.
...Right now approximately 150 schools use our software in their curriculum?
And others can join our 20-free licenses program too! Learn more: https://www.escapemotions.com/products/rebelle/education
...The average age in our current team is 32 years old?
Pretty young team, isn't it?
...Our software is used throughout the world?
To be more specific, in 156 countries! Additionally, Rebelle has been translated into 17 languages and Flame Painter into 8. If you would like to help with the translation to your native language, just send us an email: [email protected].
...We're currently redesigning our new office?
A new industrial-style office is becoming a reality - photos coming soon!
We'll be doing Q&A time on our Instagram stories this week, feel free to ask what's on your mind! Follow us on Instagram so you don't miss it:
We have a lot to be thankful for. We have the best customers any business could ever want. That makes all the difference in the world. Here's to the next 10 years, may they be as successful as the previous ones. We have many plans with our software, many fruitful cooperations you will learn more about soon and exciting plans for the future.
Keep it creative!
Your Escape Motions Team