Fight your way across the oriental world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.

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The heroine of our adventure has a new design that's more original, attractive and colorful. Check out our latest gameplay video to see more!

Posted by GalaxyTrail on Aug 25th, 2012

It's no secret that Freedom Planet has been a blast so far, both for our players and for myself and my team. We've received all kinds of feedback, but whether it be good or bad, pretty much everyone has agreed that Lilac bears more than a passing resemblance to Sonic the Hedgehog in appearance. After taking a few steps back and giving myself time to think about what I really want for the game, I've decided that I myself was not entirely happy with her design either. So, I decided to give her a makeover: Something that would keep her original spirit intact but make her more original, attractive, and easy to draw. So, after working with my character artist, here's our result:


As you can see, we're going to go with a more anime-like style with the characters for full drawings, to better emphasize their differences. As for Lilac's in-game sprite, you can see it in action here:


Lilac Revamp - Indie DB

 

Due to the small size of the game's graphics, Lilac still has similar proportions to a Sonic character, but I've taken the effort to better highlight how she's different from that blue hedgehog. I'm also putting a greater emphasis on her hair tendrils, as you can see by her new rolling animation in which she wraps them around her body and uses them like a wheel (instead of transforming into a sphere like Sonic, as was the case previously).

I'll start to replace the artwork on our website and in other places once we've got another character or two drawn in this style. As far as an updated demo goes, I'm going to wait with that until I have more revisions in place so that the next build feels as refreshing as possible.

Overall, I'm super happy with her new look and I'm ready to move on and continue building the game! 

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DarkOnyx
DarkOnyx Aug 26 2012, 8:04am says:

I think it is a good decision on change of style to more anime-like! :)

Really beautiful!

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ADTeam™
ADTeam™ Aug 26 2012, 11:09am replied:

Agred, anyways I think that sonic itself always had an anime style, this is a great aim for the project!

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 Aug 26 2012, 12:41pm says:

Really nice update, i really can't wait for more.

The little changes are really good and much more stylish :D

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KindStar
KindStar Aug 26 2012, 3:26pm says:

I really like the change - a smart move.

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Theon
Theon Aug 26 2012, 5:21pm says:

Wow, first I thought this was a straight up Sonic clone, but the gameplay video reveals a lot more puzzle and exploration-gameplay than typical Sonic games.
I'm impressed.

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BTNNinja
BTNNinja Aug 27 2012, 2:57pm says:

While I thought the original design for Lilac was really good, I really love the new one. Even the sprite looks 10 times better, not only in design, but also in detail. Hope to see more soon! :D

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