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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Concept art

I'll go into more detail on this at some point in the near future, but suffice it to say that the FIRST SWORD concept is expanding. Instead of being a simple combat management game, it's going to be a cross-platform, cross-media game, and will be playable in various forms from tabletop to mobile. I've always been somewhat of a holistic designer, but this is the first time I've had the ability to do something I've wanted to do for seven years now, something completely new and different.

We've got a pair of good sculptors and a sketch artist, but we're looking for some high-quality concept art for the various fantasy gladiators. It's set in Selenoth, so we're looking for Amorran, Savondese, and Dalarn humans, orcs, goblins, dwarves, elves, and trolls.

If you're a serious sketch artist and you want to show us what you can do, send me a fantasy gladiator sketch. If we buy it from you, we'll also send you one of the miniatures based on it.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous Wendy January 24, 2015 2:25 PM  

Minis! Too bad I can't sketch...

Anonymous Troll King January 24, 2015 3:54 PM  

Trolls!? I'm a troll.

Blogger ManiaC Provost January 24, 2015 3:58 PM  

If you really want people to play in your garden, you need to release some kind of bible. Maybe a wiki. Once Tome 2 comes out, I suspect we'll still have limited information on the culture and history of the allied cities, but they are also prime territory for stories, characters, and combat styles.

Anonymous Simon January 24, 2015 4:29 PM  

but suffice it to say that the FIRST SWORD concept is expanding

Nice, you are expanding a game that as of yet, doesn't exist. How typcially Voxian.

Blogger ManiaC Provost January 24, 2015 4:37 PM  

Simon, scope creep is an important part of any creative project. It's a sign of professionalism, like disregarding anything the customer claims to want.

Anonymous Simon January 24, 2015 4:49 PM  

ManiaC, you make a valid point, that will only be proven if this game is ever released.

Anonymous VD January 24, 2015 4:50 PM  

Nice, you are expanding a game that as of yet, doesn't exist.

Of course it exists. We've had it running for months. The fact that we haven't made a free game publicly available yet doesn't mean it doesn't exist. As it happens, we have a new partner and that created some new possibilities for us.

Anonymous Dirtnapninja January 24, 2015 4:51 PM  

Now for so,e inspiration, brought to you be the HEMA community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc

Anonymous Rico January 24, 2015 4:54 PM  

Vox, will the game utilize females as support staff to tend to wounded gladiators and act as incentives to fight harder?

Anonymous VD January 24, 2015 5:06 PM  

Not really applicable.

Blogger Jack Aubrey January 24, 2015 5:26 PM  

@Simon

The tale grew in the telling.

Anonymous VD January 24, 2015 5:50 PM  

If you really want people to play in your garden, you need to release some kind of bible. Maybe a wiki.

Have a look at the left sidebar: click on Selenoth.

Blogger AdognamedOp January 24, 2015 6:56 PM  

Do you have a Warboar character? That would be a fun project yo have a go at.

Blogger Brad Andrews January 24, 2015 7:00 PM  

I like the fact that you will be able to play across platforms. I have noticed that many games now limit you to playing with only those using the exact same platform to play the game.

Anonymous Harsh January 24, 2015 8:26 PM  

@Simon

You sound kind of jealous, bro.

Blogger IrishFarmer January 24, 2015 8:37 PM  

Are you including the wolves? As I recall they were intelligent enough to deal in battle strategy.

Blogger J.R. Humphries January 24, 2015 11:59 PM  

I'll whip something up for you on Monday.

Anonymous Chris McCullough January 25, 2015 2:46 AM  

Do you want it to be in color?

Anonymous VD January 25, 2015 3:50 AM  

Preferably pencil or b/w sketches, actually.

Anonymous Jeremiah January 26, 2015 6:06 PM  

Hey Vox,

I just sent you a few sketches.

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