Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I named it!

Put this logo together over the weekend, recycling the first painting I did for this game almost a year ago. The name "From Wolves" comes from the expression "We descended from wolves" which is a theme surrounding the nomadic clan that the main character belongs to.

I painted the text and am considering painting the other letters of the alphabet and making a font perhaps? Naturally, I'd call it From Wolves Sans Serif.

The four symbols behind the text are stylized oracle bone glyphs, the precursor to Chinese characters. They are (from left to right) deer, dragon, tiger, and horse. Those animals also play a big role in the story. Honestly, it feels like I'm opening a zoo or something.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In-depth Look at the First Boss

 I think I want to take this boss fight in more of a puzzle direction instead. Current ideas include the only way to defeat him is to lure him into traps, or shoot at stone pillars to get them to fall on him or something. 

Original concepts. I ended up going with the Chinese oracle bone 
character for "deer"and pulling away from the barn owl look.
I am not sold on the "shoot the
weak spot!" mechanic yet.