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Hi everyone! Another week, another post! Our last one was about programming, so this time it is going to be all about art...and what a turn our process took! But these are exciting news, right? It means that Yuhu is one step closer to becoming real!

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Hi everyone! Another week, another post! Our last one was about programming, so this time it is going to be all about art...and what a turn our process took! But these are exciting news, right? It means that Yuhu is one step closer to becoming real!

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This week our art department worked hard to prepare a brand new concept, as we felt the urge to explore a bit more what type of environments we could find in Yuhu. As you may have seen in earlier posts, we started by imagining a daytime scenario with bright vivid colours, so this time we went for a night-time landscape with a more sober and darker colour palette.

Colour palette_night time

This is the colour palette we are currently exploring for night time environments


We started by imagining an environment with spatial references, like meteors, crystals and exotic species of plants. Here are our first sketches and color studies of decorative elements:

Environment details

Decorative elements: meteors and crystals


Plant studyPlant colour study 1

Plant colour study 2

Decorative elements: sketches and colour studies of plants


Environment concept: 3D sketch

3D environment: night time

Night-time environment: concept sketches


Super fresh news: we are now adapting this idea to the 2D game board. We also changed slightly the theme to introduce a chemical meets magical imaginarium. We are still working on the colour balance of this option but, for now, we produced the sketch you can find below. Our UI and icons will also be updated as they are, at this point, mere placeholders to be fully drawn in the next few weeks.

Game board: night time

Game board concept


Night-time environment: game board studies


So, that do you think? Leave us a comment to let us know how you feel about this redesign.

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We'll come back with a fresh post in a week. See you soon!

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