Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wojciech's Background Pixel Art for Level 1-1

This week we've got some great pixel art to show off by Wojciech that we'll be using in Level 1-1 of the game.  The first image, seen below, is a background that will be featured in the side view encounters the player has with Carter's enemies.  Originally we thought that we would just use the cemetery assets we already had, but it was determined that we should make these battles more visually punchy,  hence the necessity of a new pixel image to cover the background.  If there's enough resources, we may have those creepy red eyes blink and change locations, as well as represent clouds passing over the moon. 

Onto our next pixel asset... Sarcophagi, like the one featured below, will be found throughout the first level within each sub-level.  They will serve as a kind of treasure chest for the player to open in order to discover needed items, or, in some cases, peril. 
The massive gate seen below will be locked at the beginning of 1-1, hindering Carter's progress, and it's up to the player to explore the level and discover the way through.  This will likely involve a run in with a group of hostile spiders who are exiles from the Plateau of Leng in the Dreamlands. Note that the faces bear a similarity to the ghoul featured in the Night Gallery segment, Pickman's Model.
The last two images featured in this update are these crumbling walls lined with pictograms/hieroglyphics featured below.   Such writings will help Carter's research and his ability to communicate with the ghouls in levels 1-2 and 1-3. 
Finally, Wojciech wanted to get in on naming his favorite horror themed books, films and games for Halloween and you'll find his list below. 

Books: First half of "Duma Key" and "The Stand" by Stephen King.

Movies:Tremors (1990), They Live (1988) by John Carpenter, Dracula (1992) by Francis Ford Coppola, and Stalker (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky. 
TV:  Twin Peaks first 7 episodes and some of the X files episodes were fantastic!

Games: Blood, Quake, Fallout 1

That's all for this week, however, our next update will feature that long promised footage of the game and a good deal of pixel animation from our newest member, Spyros.

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