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This week Aubrey explores some more controversial decisions in Overgrowth's art direction! Click inside for an HD video.

Posted by jeffr on Apr 1st, 2011

This week I created a new hex crete variant, and tried some new ideas for the art direction in Overgrowth (which you can preorder here). I also tried out some production ideas to speed up development so that I can finish all the assets on time.

Be sure to watch it in HD!

Working on the new material sounds got me thinking about animal voices for dialogue. Cats are easy since they are so vocal and well-known, it's obvious what they should sound like. But rabbits are a lot more challenging. Most rabbits make no noise at all, aside from the occasional squeak, grunt or snuffle.

In Lugaru they were all "screaarrawwwwk" or "breebbreerbreerbree" but some people found those voices to be annoying. We could give them more of a growling "thhrrrummthrrrumthrrrr" or "rrroooaaackraarrrr", but we might lose some of the vulnerable rabbity quality. Do you have any ideas for how the rabbits should sound? Should they be more like "re-brreebr-yip" or "papipipipum"?

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Darthlex Apr 1 2011, 6:27pm says:

Hahahaha... Seeing as this was posted on the April 2nd, I'd guess it quite simply *must* be true, eh?

Great video.

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bikkebakke Apr 1 2011, 6:33pm replied:

ofc it must be!
Those cat pillars... catpillars... caterpillars >_> anyway would be great sentries, anytime anyone walks on them they would start to 'mjau' and warn everyone :D

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ANtY93 Apr 2 2011, 6:03am replied:

It was uploaded on youtube in 1st April.

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Juffe Apr 1 2011, 6:27pm says:

Cats at pillars?....brilliant! :D

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Sulcuryalt Apr 1 2011, 6:33pm says:

I was getting very scared when the urban outfits were being talked about! Phew.

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Anonymousperson Apr 1 2011, 6:37pm says:

Grand Theft Rabbit?


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luch174 Apr 1 2011, 6:38pm says:

haha u def had me at the start... but then it just got ridiculous haha

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CoachShogun20 Apr 1 2011, 6:56pm says:

hilarious video.

As for the rabbit sounds, I personally think that they should go, "re-brreebr-yip"

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anni Apr 1 2011, 7:25pm says:

**** man i actualy bought in to it and was like **** this guy is kinda loopy...

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feather240 Apr 1 2011, 8:25pm says:

Thank you for that.

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Hell_Diguner Apr 1 2011, 8:28pm says:

Well this is the best April 1st article/picture/video I've seen so far.

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Cnaff Apr 1 2011, 8:39pm says:

lol i love the cats!

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9heads Apr 1 2011, 9:18pm says:

haha, very cool.

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awesomepossum Apr 1 2011, 11:57pm says:

Lol, awesome!

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yourgrandma Apr 2 2011, 12:20am says:

Lol! Free turbo squid models are the best!

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Craka_J Apr 2 2011, 12:38am says:

lol the cat sounds was pretty funny when you step on them :D

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just_call_me_G Apr 2 2011, 2:51am says:

It was fun but... i'd better like to see some real art asset because it's interesting and inspiring almost every time. :3

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janpec Apr 2 2011, 5:59am says:

Haha i cant believe its 2nd April and i was fooled until the end of movie when i saw: This video is a joke. I just lost a bit interest in project when you said that you temple model is pretty good:D.

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Jokerme Apr 2 2011, 6:44am says:

Rabbits should sound like "hur hur hur" and then like "pew pew pew" then like "wroooooaaaarrr". OMG it'll be awesome.

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FJS Apr 2 2011, 10:09am says:

LOL awsome xD

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Samiur Apr 2 2011, 9:53pm says:

Hahahahaha meow meow meow meow footsteps, stop stepping on kittens!!!

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icantfly1 Apr 3 2011, 5:14am says:

Well played sir!

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ExecutorTassadar Apr 3 2011, 7:25am says:

Sooo...will we get this in an Alpha build? :) Would love to step on some kitten pillars. :D

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that_guy72 Apr 3 2011, 7:32am says:

LOL cat textures

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deniel777 Apr 3 2011, 12:02pm says:

I expected it for this already. Very funny ideas!!! :DD

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Serygala Apr 3 2011, 11:41pm says:

You got me worried with these urban designs :P Got me :)

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