Futures are not built in leaps and bounds, the future is something always approaching. Slowly, the world of man changes and expands into the stars! The Future-Bound chronicles are meant to be a series of games each taking place in a universe that is meant to grow and change. The first game in this series "Project Mars" is meant to be a simple, traditional, 3rd person shooter with light RPG elements, not too different from outcast! The real heart of the game is to be the story, not necessarily the gameplay! We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, we are just trying to build one really well!

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0 comments by Ralok on Apr 29th, 2012

Hello again, I thought this news post would help give some insight into our creative process! Specifically how scotthemi's concepts get turned into assets by the modelers!

We will start with discussing the wind generator! This was actually one of the most difficult things for us to create, the wind generator will be a common sight on mars used by settlers and farmers to provide power. We needed something unique, but not inhuman feeling.


For whatever reason we got really attached to the idea of the generator having three supportive legs, with this asset much of the work was actually done by the modeler!

The next asset is the utility cart, a simple vehicle that will be seen throughout the game in many places serving many purposes! It didnt need to be very complex, but it did need to be able to carry things.

Utility Cart Utility Cart

From concept to final the design hardly changed, although there are many more concepts that we are not showing here!

Now the land train was one of the first concept pieces we created, and thus it was one of the first assets created! This guy took a lot of hard work from all ends of the creative team as we were still sort of learning how to work together creatively.

Assets! Assets!

The final product is something we will be seeing in the game a lot, we have a sort of emotional connection to the land trains. And ultimately the land train idea helped shape mars culture.

Creating asset is a very collaborative experience with us, everyone gets a bit of a say in how it is created. The changes between the concept stage, and the final product are very interesting to see as a small bit of the modelers creativity works its way into what would otherwise be the solely the creation of the concept artist.

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EliteHunter9632
EliteHunter9632 Aug 11 2013, 7:16pm says:

Dead or what?

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SpitN
SpitN May 9 2012, 11:31am says:

Just throwing this out there mate... A lot very wealthy investors have funded massive research organizations of highly educated engineers all around the world and they have come up with a more/less standard design for the most optimal wind turbine system... Just sayin'....

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Ralok Creator
Ralok May 9 2012, 3:32pm replied:

I understand the words of what you are saying, but I am struggling to understand the point!

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SpitN
SpitN May 9 2012, 6:58pm replied:

Looks like you're trying to redesign it, yeah?

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Ralok Creator
Ralok May 10 2012, 1:13am replied:

We just wanted something different and smalll, but not so different it was ridiculous looking (wind generators in halo reach)

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Manio31
Manio31 May 2 2012, 6:26pm says:

Gonna start tracking this. Seems like an awesome concept :)

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Ralok Creator
Ralok May 2 2012, 7:44pm replied:

It is an awesome concept, there is a bunch of stuff we havent revealed yet!

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