Take on the role of Katherine Evans, who suffers from depression since the love of her life has died. With nothing left, she stands up, collects herself and glances around her apartment, the journey into the deepest corners of her mind is about to begin.

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Exclusive new in-game screenshots, new concept art for level 03 and the new dream gun are going to be published in this article. In addition, there are new information about our development progress and our new talents.

Posted by iQew on Oct 27th, 2012

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Exclusive new in-game screenshots, new concept art for level 03 and the new dream gun are going to be published in this article. In addition, there are new information about our development progress and our new talents.


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There are currently positions open for the following jobs:

Programmer
Texture Artist
3D Artist

3D Character Artist
• VFX Artist
• Concept Artist (Weapon Design)
• Concept Artist (Character Design)
• Concept Artist (Environment Art)

• Sound Designer
Male Voice Actor



In the last article we presented you our interview at TechZwn.com and gave you a very early first look at level 03. In this article, we are going to present you new in-game screenshots of level 02, the fully reworked dream gun and new artwork, which shows the first step of the metamorphosis of the protagonist Katherine Evans.


Brand new in-game Screenshots!

Many of you have seen the concept art, which we published a while back. You could already see how we imagined the second level of Mindworld: Shattered Dreams. Also, people didn't want to believe that we could realize those concepts in Source, but we want to prove you wrong on that part, sorry about that!

Transition Level - (in-game)

Transition Level - (in-game)

Transition Level - (in-game)

Transition Level - (in-game)

Transition Level - (in-game)

Transition Level - (in-game)


Just like with level 01, Hugh Riegel was responsible for the realization of the levels. Keep in mind that they're not fully finished yet, as we always go back and polish a little bit in earlier parts. Try to understand those as alpha material.

Changes to the team roster!

As always, game development is full of ups and downs and the word development always comes with the word change. Some people have stopped their work with us and other people joined us. One of our biggest additions to the team yet is Charvel Saligumba. He is currently responsible for the visual style of the metamorphosis of Katherine Evans and also for all of the artwork in level 03.

In addition, we had to cut lose a few programmers and exchanged the full programming department with higher motivated people, who already contributed to the project.

There were a few more minor changes, but another bigger update is that we are going to work with Matt O' Connor, who is going to voice the narrator of the story. Yep, that's news, because including a narrator in the game adds a whole new dimension. We are going to publish an example in the next media update.

Entering the dream world ... comes with a price!

One idea, which has origin in the earliest days of Mindworld was to make the protagonist's visual style change in the course of events. This means that the longer the player is going to stay in the dreamworld, the more the visual style of the character is going to change.

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We are going to talk about shadow creatures in level 03 in a later update, though. However, you can already have a glimpse at the first step of the metamorphosis of Katherine Evans. You can clearly see that the dream world is having a big influence on her.

Controversial topic: The Gravity Gun!

We have been discussing the concept of the gravity gun quite some time and decided not to include it in the game. However, we are still going to use a gun ... sort of. We have been redesigning the old gun and improved it in quite some areas. While I don't want to spoiler too much, there's a sense in the design, which relates to the story context.

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What features this gun is going to have and why it's only sort of a gun is not yet revealed. However, you can already have a look at how this gun is going to look like and what I might be talking about in here. Keep in mind that the title "gravity gun" was just a working title, there is much more to it. Also, we are currently looking for one highskilled 3D Artist, who would like to realize this gun ;)


Level 03 ... sweet icey dreams - Sneak peek!

We already want to give you a little sneak peek on level 03. And let me tell you, it's going to be a great level with many cool things to see and experience. It is planned to introduce the shadow creatures in this part of the game and those give a great feel of atmoshphere. However, that special part is planned for the next media update.

The Chase - Concept Art

The Chase - Concept Art

The Chase - Concept Art




Special tribute to Charvel Saligumba

I wanted to use this chance and honor one of our members especially. The guy I'm talking about now has been pushing the limits and has always done more than we expected from him. Therefor it's the logical consequence that he earns a special thank you. Charvel has been with us for quite a while now and started at the normal concept artist position, but was promoted to lead concept artist quite fast. The reason for that is his unique art style, his vision for the game and the amount of effort he puts into this game. We have to keep in mind that he is doing that for free and the pure fun of it. In that time he could have been working on paid projects, but he doesn't. People like him make this project realizable, people who see potential in an idea and contribute to it. However, it's not only the quality of his work that astonishes me, but also the love into detail he puts into his ideas and paintings. It's great to have him on board and he keeps pushing the quality of the game further and further with each concept he finished. You should give him a big round of applause to praise and motivate this guy.

A big thank you from my side to you, Charvel!


We hope you have enjoyed this article and all of the presented art.

- Kjell 'iQew' Bunjes
(Team Leader and Art Director)

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DarkPivot
DarkPivot Oct 27 2012, 8:52am says:

*clap clap clap* Absolutely phenomenal. I can tell this will be one of the greatest mods ever. Seriously.

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haawok
haawok Oct 27 2012, 9:17am says:

Dis gon' b gud.

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staR-Kron
staR-Kron Oct 27 2012, 9:18am says:

this is so impressive. I love the art style and how you transported it into an actual map. Cant wait to see more of the project and wish you best of luck with it.

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Keksz Online
Keksz Oct 27 2012, 10:06am says:

Grandios!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Oct 27 2012, 11:51am says:

Magnificent ! Think about a lil' video to take a look around the mapping later ! ;)

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Oct 27 2012, 12:14pm says:

Explendid!

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Oct 27 2012, 1:00pm says:

Epic Concept Art!

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darknigthmare
darknigthmare Oct 27 2012, 3:36pm says:

awesome like always

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shadowflar3
shadowflar3 Oct 27 2012, 4:36pm says:

You guys clearly have the level design concept art and mapping flow going on strong. I can tell one of the key aspects of the mod are the visual themes and that's excellent.

Depicted in the screenshots are mostly map screenshots however, so I was wondering if you've got any gameplay experience with NPCs and the action yet?

Have you taken a step a back and thought about how the mod is coming together in terms of the Dec 2012 release you have set a while back?

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iQew Author
iQew Oct 27 2012, 4:41pm replied:

Thanks for the comment! As mentioned in the description, the material is alpha material. In level 02 you won't have contact directly with any NPC yet. But, in level 03 and indirectly in level 01. You'll see more on that topic in video material in the near future, don't you worry!

About the release date: Dec 2012 is the release date for the early alpha in-house(!) this does NOT mean that there is going to be a publishment of a demo or some kind. I know it's a little bit misleading, but ModDB requires a date and so I thought it would be a good opertunity to at least tell the audience when certain milestones (like early alpha versions) are planned in-house.

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bassetfilms
bassetfilms Oct 27 2012, 10:58pm says:

It's great to see more from you guys. The mapping looks great, the concept art looks great, it all looks awesome. Great job.

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ceriux
ceriux Oct 28 2012, 1:51am says:

looks pretty awesome watch from me!

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Oct 28 2012, 9:19am says:

High quality work as always, can't wait to see more, but the wait will be worth it.

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MHstudios
MHstudios Oct 28 2012, 10:05am says:

Reminds me of the subway stations in the first Deus Ex. Grate job =)

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Jerikಠh
Jerikಠh Oct 28 2012, 11:13am says:

Awesome! looks promising :')

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RRCM
RRCM Oct 28 2012, 1:26pm says:

Great look and distinct style. Looking forward to playing this.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Nov 7 2012, 7:59am says:

Wow amazing how some of those screenshots are true to the concept art in almost every detail. At first I actually thought you reposted the concept art :D

I don't know what else to say, you guys never cease to amaze me with these newsposts. Especially your art is great!

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