Fact Time Line
From Blood Wiki
The "Fact Time Line" chronicles the history of Blood, both that of Monolith Productions and the fan community built up by the games. All of the numbered years (eg: 1997 or 2008) are set in the Common Era (CE).
 -- 1994 --
- Ken Silverman creates the Build first person shooter engine for 3D Realms (Apogee).
- Monolith Productions is founded in Kirkland, Washington, United States of America. Among the founders is Brian Goble.
 -- 1995 --
- (Approximately): QStudios begins development of Blood using the Build engine and with it set to be published by GT Interactive.
 -- 1996 --
- Duke Nukem 3D the first true Build engine game is released by 3D Realms, it showcases many styles latter apparent in Blood.
- Eric Kohler joins Monolith to work on what was to become Shogo: Mobile Armour Division. Craig Hubbard, eventually to become the company's main designer, joins the company in a number of capacities, as does Mike Dussault to work on LithTech.
 -- 1997 --
- January 22: Monolith Productions acquires QStudios and Blood. GT Interactive is still set to publish the game.
- March 7: Shortly after retail release, the Blood shareware version is unleashed on Blood's website.
- Sunstorm Interactive creates and releases the expansion Cryptic Passage for Blood, it is published by WizardWorks Software.
- August 21: Monolith Productions releases its own Plasma Pak expansion and upgrade for Blood.
- Jesters of Hell, a multiplayer BloodBath clan, was in operation.
 -- 1998 --
- News of a sequel to Blood using the in development LithTech engine is spread by Monolith Productions to the Blood fan community.
- September 30: Shogo: Mobile Armour Division, the first LithTech engine game and Blood's upcoming sequel's sister game, is released.
- October 31: Blood II: The Chosen, the awaited sequel is released.
- November: Jeremy "Loki" Blackman begins his sadly never completed Linux port of LithTech, Shogo and Blood II.
 -- 1999 --
- January - April: Tom Bramwell (Mugwum) creates the largely fictional humorous fan made Bloody Interviews.
- April: James Wilson III, designer of Blood II, leaves Monolith.
- The fan ran Blood Source Campaign begins with the goal of releasing Blood's source code from Monolith Productions.
- April 1: The Crypt Fan Fiction Contest is hosted, that inspires Bloodites to create numerous fan fiction pieces. Blood Lands is picked as the winner with Caleb and the Beanstalk as the runner up. The contest inspires many others to write more pieces of fan fiction up to the present day.
- A similar contest was held for Blood fan art, the winner of the contest was Evil Eyes Caleb by Magna-Man with 15 total points, it depicts Caleb. The runner up picture was the comic Bad Day by Björn Wehrhan which is a two page comic strip. There where twenty one total pictures submitted by twelve people. Many more wandering pieces of fan art are hosted by Planet Blood after the contest and many more paces have been made and hosted on other sites since.
- August: The Nightmare Levels expansion pack for Blood II: The Chosen is released by Monolith Productions.
- October: As a Halloween special, Rust/MightyTwinkie creates the fan comic Tales of Blood: Everyday Life.
- Björn Wehrhan creates the fan comic Caleb versus Lobo.
- The Plasma Pak is put on the German index of censored games, making it illegal to advertise or sell to minors. However, unlike most games put on the index, it was not confiscated, meaning it was legal to sell to an adult. However, the lack of advertising prompted its disappearance from shelves.
 -- 2000 --
- Most of the fan art The Chosen Wallpapers by Rust are created, with one exception being created in early 2001.
- Mike Dussault takes up employment at Valve Corporation.
 -- 2001 --
- The Blood Source Campaign officially ends, beginning after a change in leadership. Blood remains closed source, though Build is released by its author Ken Silverman. Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior have their code released by 3D Realms in 2005.
- The fan ran QBlood project is founded to recreate Blood on the more advanced, true 3D, and free software Quake engine (it is now using the Dark Places fork). The project was started largely by members of the Blood Source Campaign. Later trademark concerns lead to it being renamed to Transfusion.
- Rust creates another fan comic Tales of Blood: The Hunt, which was set to be continued but never was.
 -- 2002 --
- April 12: Dead Reckoning the second longest piece of Blood-related fan fiction is completed by Eric J. Juneau (Komkat/The Wallflower).
- Brain Goble and fellow Monolith founders Garrett Price and Bryan Bouwman leave the company to work on smaller-key casual games under the name HipSoft. Daniel Bernstein, musician and creator of the Cultist Language, also leaves to make casual games for his new company Sandlot Games.
- The Polish Blood Centre is founded; ironically a separate Polish Shogo Centre was also founded that year.
 -- 2003 --
- Soon after releasing the first version of Transfusion, the project team begins Transfusion II: Caleb's Awakening with the hope of creating a single-player Blood clone on the Quake II engine. The project fails, mostly due to a lack of coders. Instead work begins on adding a single-player mode to the original Transfusion.
- Sunstorm Interactive, designer of Cryptic Passage, goes out of business following the release of their Build-related game Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project.
 -- 2004 --
- Ten years since the Build engine was created.
- June 4: the first Q3 BloodBath pack is released by Tomasz Mizerski, two more where created later assisted by of FluSyndrome and Joe Volante.
- October 31: two fan fiction pieces are written by DustyStyx and RedFanatic for Halloween 2004.
- November 8: an additional Halloween fan fiction piece is written by Noy jitat.
- December 21: the Wikipedia article for Blood is started by Wikster E.
 -- 2005 --
- July 14: the Wikipedia article for Blood II: The Chosen is started by Berserker79.
- The Blood fan site Crudux Cruo is launched.
- The first files of the Blood Music Project are created by Mark McWane, with many more to come.
- Ten years since the development of the original Blood began.
 -- 2006 --
- January 24: The first version of the fan made game Blood TC for the Doom engine is released by J. S. Graham (Psyren).
- March 10: the "Caleb Quake III Model" is released by Philip Stavitsky.
- March 24: The second and last version of Blood TC is released.
- July: The fan made Transfusion Wallpapers are created by Dimebog, Hellen, Slink, and Willis.
- October 30: The fan made Flash game The Flesh Game is first uploaded to the Newgrounds flash hosting site by Tamás Tóth (Squall85).
- Based on Blood TC, ZBlood is created and is continually updated thereafter for the Doom derivative ZDoom engine.
 -- 2007 --
- Blood, Cryptic Passage, and the Plasma Pak turn ten years old.
- October 5: all three "Caleb Stick-Figure Animations" are uploaded to YouTube by Callum "UKcallum" Sanderson.
- October: The first episode of the Blood fan modification Rage Against the Machine is released to the public.
- News of the Blood fan modification Bloody Pulp Fiction is spread throughout the Blood community.
- October 14: the first comic of the Dr. Caleb series is posted.
- November 20: The fan modification Blood 2K5 is released by Joe Volante.
 -- 2008 --
- January 12: the Blood Wiki is founded and launched and initial writing ensues. This also leads to advances in the coverage of Blood on Wikipedia.
- March 21: the fan made Screenshot Wallpapers are released by Mikq2.
- The Crudux Cruo fan site stops functioning.
- March 22 the fan made EDuke32 Blood TC project is announced on the 3D Realms forums by M210.
- Spring: Tome of Blood, the largest collection of Blood fan fiction yet written is completed by Hamish Wilson, with assistance from his brothers. He also releases two pieces of fan art as story illustrations, as well as an ASCII Caleb fan art piece. More Tome of Blood stories are written later.
- July 10: all three parts of Duke versus Caleb are uploaded to YouTube by Darkone1349.
- July 24: the Blood Wiki firsts host the new series of Bloodite Interviews by Hamish Wilson, starting with Eric J. Juneau.
- August 5: Tamás Tóth announces to have begun work on a new version of The Flesh Game fan game as a platform shooter.
- August 13: Corbin begins work on the video game HYPERTENSION for the EDGE engine - TDGMods becomes established.
- September 16: Eric J. Juneau releases Blood 2: The Unforgiven the longest Blood fan fiction piece ever written.
- October 31: Blood II: The Chosen turns ten years old, as around the same time did the original LithTech engine.
- November 19: the Blood Wiki begins to host fan art. The Blood Wiki staff begin to upload art from various Blood fan websites.
 -- 2009 --
- January 6: an alternate ending and deleted scenes video for Duke versus Caleb are uploaded to YouTube.
- January 12: the Blood Wiki turns one years old.
- January 23: a Blood modification for GNOME Robots 2 is released by User:Gideon.
- February 21: Demogorgon releases A Bit of Fanfic on the Transfusion Forums.
- April 7: Hamish Wilson reviews, with lengthy analysis, version 1.0.0 of Transfusion.
- May 19: Bloody Pulp Fiction is released to the public.
- August: Blood II: The Nightmare Levels turns ten years old.
- November 8: Free Gamer ran an article on Hypertension and Transfusion.
- November 9: Linux Gaming News also ran an article, mentioning the previous two plus ZBlood and The Flesh Game.
- November: The Postmortem comes down, with the forum being revived later. The main site is still down.
- December 7: RedFanatic releases the first story in his The End Trilogy on the Transfusion Forums.
- December 25: Hamish Wilson releases a Christmas-themed short story.
 -- 2010 --
- January: Bloatoid beings work on his Death Wish modification for Blood.
- January 6: The second story in RedFanatic's The End Trilogy is released.
- January 12: the Blood Wiki turns two years old.
- January 18: version 3.4 of Blood Reborn is released by TOT COMICS.
- April: work begins again on Transfusion, the first real efforts since the project went into a slump some years before.
- April 22: One Unit: Whole Blood is put up for sale, included with the Windows version of Dosbox, by Good Old Games.
- April 29: Blood II: The Chosen alongside The Nightmare Levels are put up for sale as a digital download by Good Old Games.
- May 14: the group Blood Thirsters is founded to collect and showcase Blood fan art on deviantART.
- October 31 The Caleb Pumpkin is carved by Malcolm Wilson for Haloween 2010, which is also incidentally the twelfth birthday of Blood II: The Chosen.
- November: Joakim "Wrim" Widell announces that he has started work on a Blood based Online RPG called Lokemundux Cruo - The World of Blood after previously showing his experiments on the Transfusion Forums.
 -- 2011 --
- January 12: the Blood Wiki turns three years old; not commemorated until the 16th.
- January 30: a representative from Tropical Wikis gives a move offer to the Blood Wiki staff.
- February: negotiations on various terms and conditions between the Blood Wiki and Tropical Wikis ensues.
- March 6: the Blood Wiki posts up a proposal and vote for the option of moving from Wiki-Site.
- March 9: as per William Weilep's suggestion, the option of DeathMask hosting was added and polls extended from March 12.
- March 17: due to a unanimous vote, the move to DeathMask is agreed.
- March 27: reaching an appropriate stage in the move, Weilep contacts the main staff and for a week corrections and tweaks are made.
- April 3: the move to DeathMask, and the new address "http://blood-wiki.org" is completed.
- April 26: the Piga Software Wiki reopens on Tropical Wikis; offered up instead by the same Blood Wiki staff.
- April 27: Dwayne Anderson announces he intends to release a new version of Legends of the Iconoclast in order to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
- May 7: having received its own FTP server, the Blood Wiki begins hosting its own files; this also brings Shogo: The Expanded Canon and Dead Reckoning back to being easily accessible.
- June 7: Kung Vanargand announces his intentions to make an amateur film based on the Blood universe entitled Blood: Resurrection of Evil.
- June 22: The new Blood 2 - Extra Crispy modification for Blood II is released by VGames.
- October 8: VGames releases a version 2.0 patch for his Blood 2 - Extra Crispy modification
- October 31: Bloatoid releases his Blood modification Death Wish, with a follow up bug fix release being made available the next day.
- December 21: Version 3.0 of the Blood 2 - Extra Crispy modification is released.
 -- 2012 --
- January 12: the Blood Wiki turns four years old; commemorated properly on the day this time.
- January 16: The fourth installment of Blood 2 - Extra Crispy is made availble to the public.
- February 20: Black sheep releases "Caleb's Awakening", the first part of their Blood: Resurrection of Evil amateur film.
- May 31: the original Blood is to turn fifteen years old.
 -- 2013 --
- January 12: the Blood Wiki turned five years old; eventually commemorated on January 31.