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The latest update for A Valley Without Wind 2 shows off concept art of some of the monsters you'll be running into.

Posted by cupogoodness on Oct 9th, 2012

Meet Some Of The Monsters Of Valley 2 (Concept Art)

I thought that folks might enjoy seeing some more of the concept art sketches for various of the 120 new enemies that are coming for A Valley Without Wind 2. These concept sketches are done at Heavy Cat for purposes of informing the final sprites that will be created of each monster; these aren't the actual sprites themselves, in other words.

The Overlord And His Henchmen

Demonaica -- The Evil Overlord
A Few Monsters
Swamp Thing
Wall Crab
Clockwork Blockade
Floating Bone Mass
Hungry Ghost
Insect Fiend
Steam Cannon
Steam Flyer
Urban Tackle Droid
Submersible Suppressor
Slug Fiend
Deepwoods Gargan
Ceiling Vampire
Flying Eyeball
Clockwork Avian
Auroch Warrior

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Ratchet18O_o Oct 10 2012 says:

LOL Slender. XD

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Ratchet18O_o Oct 10 2012 says:

Awesome art btw. :) Very nice

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13branniy Oct 10 2012 says:

Incredible art!

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Spiteful_Crow Oct 10 2012 says:

Owls for the win. Hoot Hoot Hoot.

Err... Anyway, that slug fiend creeps me out massively, nice work.

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chsignal Oct 10 2012 says:

Nice artwork, my fav are Landshark, Ceiling Vampire and Floating Bone Mass.

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Snarboo Oct 10 2012 says:

The concept art for the Landshark is identical to the shark creatures from Interstellar Marines, right down to the lack of eyes:

I can forgive some stealing given this is rough concept art, but this doesn't bode well for the revamped art if your concept artists are lifting designs from other games.

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x4000 Oct 11 2012 replied:

This is unfortunate, and we're presuming that this was a coincidence on the part of the artists who did the concept art. Looking at the one from IM, there are enough differences to make it not wholly blatantly obvious it was a ripoff, anyhow.

All that said, it's clearly very much too similar now that I see the version from the other game (was not particularly aware of that game myself). I've contacted the lead producer over at Heavy Cat, and she's quite upset over this and going to get the concept art reworked substantially so that there is no question of even accidental impropriety.

Thanks for the catch! That would have been much more trouble later if we hadn't known about the similarity before fully doing out all the art for it.

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SamirA29 Oct 10 2012 says:

Landshark looks awefully similar to Interstellar Marines...

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MagnumPI Oct 11 2012 says:

Please don't include Slender...

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Xangi Oct 11 2012 says:

I think if you rename Slender to something else it'll be better received. A reference is fine, but using the idea and name straight-up makes it look like you're trying to cash in on the recent craze instead of making good boss design.

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