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We have decided to change the cubic art style of Freebooter into a less restrictive and more organic style.

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We have decided to change the cubic art style of Freebooter into a less restrictive and more organic style. While we initially felt comfortable with the very rigid guidelines the cubic style provided, we ran into difficulties when attempting to create non-mechanical assets such as vegetation and islands.

New Art Direction Comparisons
(These are GIFS - open them in HD view to see them animated)

The new art style allows for faster asset creation in addition to a reduced impact on performance (the cubic style is deceptively performance hungry). We are retaining a fairly low poly look and we are still using solid colours as textures.

New Art Direction Comparisons

New Art Direction Comparisons

This is the first time we are showcasing the new art direction and we would love to hear your thoughts on the new art style.

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marksman52
marksman52

I think everything looks great, a good improvement, except the boats look really plain.

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TribunalGames Author
TribunalGames

The new boat still has a long way to go before it's finished.

Thank you for the kind words!

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Mushroomman
Mushroomman

I can't wait to see how all this looks in-game!

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Kuznetsovsky
Kuznetsovsky

awesome change, it looks much better. It'd be nice to see a screenshot comparing the old style to the new one.

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TribunalGames Author
TribunalGames

We've only just begun making the new style art but we will probably do something like that soon.

Thanks for the compliment!

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Guest
Guest

Have an option to change the graphic style, smooth or blocky.

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TribunalGames Author
TribunalGames

It's a nice idea but it would take far too long I am afraid. Thanks for the interest

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ginbombay
ginbombay

Nice change!

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MintArcade
MintArcade

New is better :)

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jsa92
jsa92

Eh, not a fan. Either works but the new feels like it rubs closer to uncanny valley to me. or something.

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