Festival of Magic is an original adventure role-playing game in which the players must fight and farm their way to glory. Join Amon, a desert scavenger and his reluctant companion Gnart, as they unravel the ancient mysteries of Umbra - a world divided by light and magic. The game combines turn-based combat and farming gameplay with exploration and puzzle-packed quests. Grow spuds, tend barnacles and use your harvest as powerful ammunition and spells; load your weapons, team up your companions and get ready for an epic adventure.

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Concept art and asset creation on Amon's ship: The Reckless.

Posted by dCepT on Mar 26th, 2013

Hey everyone! We wanted to show you another little piece of our game; The Reckless!
The Reckless is Amon's ship, his pride and joy, pieced together from scraps of salvage he finds in the desert. Like I showed you in the last post, it hangs in the dockyard while he works on it, but we want him to be able to take it out to explore more of the world during the game.

Figured I'd show the process. Frits did the concept art, I did a quick ortho, a color pass and the textures. The always excellent Thomas Pasieka did the 3D work on it!

First up; concept art. This is a collection of the sketches Thomas was given to work with.

Then Thomas set to work. Seeing as how we're on different continents and timezones, we work via email, skype and dropbox and of course the Unity Asset Server. Typically I'll come into work and find my dropbox updated with stuff like this, which brightens my day:

If just talking doesn't cut it, we do a paintover with written descriptions. Here's one of the feedback loops from Frits to Thomas:

Once the 3D models sits right with all of us, we jump into UV mapping and texturing. We use 3DCoat for pretty much all of our UV and texture work at this point. Here are some screengrabs, and a shot of the reckless in game once we finished up!

Have a great Easter, gang! We'll see you again soon!


The SnowCastle Games team

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mcunha98 Mar 26 2013, 2:55pm says:

Nice work

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