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Development diary 6

2014-08-20 12:55:01 by arty-farty


What you see here is is actually a bit of a special piece of concept art. 

This is the last piece that was drawn while we were still planning for our game to be an FPS single player experience along the lines of amnesia or outlast.

To be fair, this piece was not the deciding factor, which changed our minds. what changed our minds were long and rather tiresome conversations between the core team about the kind of game we wanted to make.

We were all in agreement that the game should be an unique horror experience, but bringing that from our vague concepts to an actual playable demo, proved harder than we thought it was going to be. 

In the end we decided to scrap the idea of doing anything in 3D, as it would be too taxing for us as a team to create something we would be proud of in that medium. 

Rather, we chose to focus on a 2D adventure, something which we knew we would be able to execute… well, to be fair, that last point remains to be seen.

Development Diary 5

2014-08-17 06:14:10 by arty-farty


one of the things that we worked allot on was the design for our main character, We wanted her to seem vulnerable, but capable.

We had already decided that she was going be a young woman, but what kind of character she would be, was still up for grabs.

We started to look at characters from popular culture from which we might draw inspiration. we looked at heather from the third silent hill game, we re-watched Juno to look at Ellen Page’s Performance and we sat down and played “the last of us” to get a sense of Ashley Johnsons performance as Ellie. 

As Nice and fleshed out, as all of those characters are, we decided to go in a slightly different direction with our character. 

We wanted a girl who was less about the wisecracks and funny observations and more about the helplessness of being alone in the dark. 

We wanted a girl who was not a fighter, not a capable part of the world, not a strong woman, we wanted a scared little girl who was in way over her head.

With that in mind, we sat down and started to sketch out some character ideas, which is what you see above.

development diary 4

2014-08-15 10:59:47 by arty-farty


With a project like this, you go through several stages of development. One of the mayor stages that we struggled with and in fact are still working on, is the game design.

for a horror title as the one we want to make, you need a setting which is both open enough to encourage exploration, but closed enough that you don’t get lost or loose the thread of the story.

We spend the longest time toying with the idea of an open world setup, where the player would be allowed to wander around at random, giving them free range over the story point.

we eventually went away from that setup, as it didn’t really give us allot of freedom to structure the story the way that we wanted to.

for the game experience to be exactly what we wanted it to be, we eventually decided that creating a slightly more structured experience would enhance the enjoyment for the player and ultimately, the developer as well. 

Development diary 3

2014-08-12 17:13:06 by arty-farty


We decided pretty early on that we wanted a protagonist for our game which defied some of the stereotypes that are set forth in gaming currently.

while characters like Nathan drake or Commander Shepherd work brilliantly for what they do, we though that, for the portraying the vulnerability needed for a game like this to be successful, we needed someone who could be scared along with the player.

This is how we came up with wendy.

We wanted to create a teenage girl who was as unprepared to deal with the horrors that she was faced as the player would be. We wanted to create a character which could be scared, but rise to the challenge along with the player.

what you see above are some of the early sketches of wendy, that we created.

development diary 2

2014-08-06 11:30:41 by arty-farty


So, this is another one of those early looks at the game that we are developing.

at this stage of the game (pun intended) we were still trying to figure out what kind of gameplay we were going to be implementing. 

Because we are a rather small team, we had to take all aspects of the production into the equation when trying to figure out what we were going to develop.

At the time, we were trying to figure out exactly how one might go about creating a unique world based on the tried and tested model that is used in games like amnesia, slender and outlast.

what you see above is one of the test drawing we did to explore that world.

development diary 1

2014-08-03 17:37:02 by arty-farty


Over the last couple of months we at postmaster games have been developing a small video-game to test out our might at video-game development.

So far it is going well, as we are almost at the halfway point of our development cycle on the game which is currently called “unsafe”

What you see above is some of the early concept art for this title which is a horror based 2D puzzle adventure game.

we hope to be able to share more information with you as the development moves on.

please share this post master post, if you like what you see.

So, s I said a couple of days ago, myself and a couple of friends are develeoping a game, however we are now so far into development that I feel OK, with devulging a bit more information about the title. 

As I probably mentioned, the game is a horror game, but I don't think I talked about just what kind. 

The story in a nutshell is about a young girl who is called home from school, only to have her way blocked by a ghost, who attacks her if ever she approaches it.

This might seem simple and like almost averey other game you have ever played, but trust me, there is allot more to it than that. I can't give you any more information now, but I can share with you these concept sketches of our main character:

So, it has been a while since I last wrote in here, so I might be a bit rusty.

Since last I wrote, I have finished my education and am now a free agent. I am currently using that freedom to develop a new IP for a game, which I hope to share with you soon. I am currently looking for the voice acting talents of anyone who can sound like a 5-7 year old boy and anyone who can sound like a 14 year old girl.

That, sadly, is all that I can devulge for now, but as soon as I get a bit further into development, I will share more with you. Untill then, I hope you will enjoy this small bite of concept art. 2929830_140411492261_abandonned.jpg

So, I am currently working on a making the grief game once again.

For those of you who don't remember the game, it can be found under my games and is called "a game of grief"

The big difference between this version of the game and the last, is that this time I will be working in unity 3D and with the help of some people, hopefully.

That is actually where you come in. I need some qualified people to work with on this project, so if you like what you see and feel like you have anything to add, please drop me a line

the grief game getting a makeover

He there, for whom it may concern.
I know that I am a bit slow to upload stuff to this particular portal, but I promise that I will try to be better and a bit more coincident.