What starts as a simple quest for desert scavenger Amon soon sprawls into a journey where several unlikely heroes join to save Umbra, a beautiful but harsh world that mysteriously stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. Explore the world of Umbra and face myriads of monsters in exhilarating turn-based combat. Kiting lets you strategically take on as many enemies as you like. The more enemies the more experience gained.

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Frits shares some Project FoM concept art and talks about cool things.

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Boy it’s been a busy week! We finally have some animation and functionality inside the prototype level and it’s already looking quite good. Thought I could give you a quick visual update – a couple of new monster designs and the final rough concept of one of the first scenes in the prototype.


The Frog King is the antagonist of the prototype story. A pretty random character, but we liked the idea of having a mix of South Park’s Frog Prince and Futurama’s Hypnotoad as the quirky villain.

The Ice Monkey is not exactly a new design, but I don’t think it’s been posted before except for appearing in the early battle mock-up. Hanska has made the 3D model, but we were not too happy with the translation – mainly because we could not find a way to replicate the furry parts.

I first set out to make a new design for the Ice Monkey, but it literally ended up as a different beast entirely. For now I just call it the Panzer Lion.

It’s not much, but at least we finally settled on a design for this tricky scene. We really had to poke the old dream sponge in order to find a layout that worked with both the camera, puzzles, doors and overall theme of the scene. It’s a clever 2 story design where the player needs to figure out how to activate the elevator and then find a way to enter it. The elevator leads down to the giant blue grotto where the Frog King is performing his evil deeds.

Peace!

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doppl3r
doppl3r

I'm not gunna' lie, I started to have a hissyfit when I saw that my game's news article got bumped off the front page of indiedb.com. It's a bummer to see spectacular artwork like this get pushed off the end with no love. This looks awesome, and I hope you get your game going real soon.

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frit Author
frit

Thanks for the comment. I believe the posts awaiting authorisation are published first so they get bumped from the first page really easily, so not exactly convenient for European developers.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Great art, love the ice monkey!

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frit Author
frit

Appreciate the praise. Hopefully we'll find a way to get the fur right; something similar to the fur in Shadow of the Colossus would be neat.

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booman
booman

These characters have a lot of... well, character! Great art style, cartoony but with detail.
Kinda reminds me of an Alice in Wonderland type of world

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