Hi. Still here? Steal2 right? So we began work on that game a while ago didn’t we? I’ll admit it’s been a slow one this. Indie development is tough, there’s very few of us here at NMP, yadda yadda and all the other excuses. Thought I’d show you something today though. Something from the original art style concept work… my mood boards essentially. I like mood boards, they serve as a nice reminder during development. A hook to hang the art from. The most important thing about a mood board is what is not on it. If it’s not on the mood board, it’s not going in the game! So Steal2 is not a sci-fi game, and it’s not completely realistic either. It’s not set in the 21st Century, it’s ambiguously somewhere kinda ’80s feeling, but with many relics of technology from longer ago (bankers are dinosaurs after all). Development continues… as you can imagine!
Meanwhile I’ll be sharing a few snippets from our process, going way back into the history.
#promotional activity in public here… Shop within a shop!
Enter China! Thanks to some amazingly helpful students from Shanghai our company name is translated (phonetically) into a cool Chinese symbol. The talented graphic designer Li Huiying worked with me, creating many ideas for t-shirt graphics. One of her designs was so simple, I incorporated it into our existing logo style and the result are these awesome new products!
You can see them all, along with other “specials” at our online merchandise shop.
We’d like to announce a featured artist today. For this we have to blame The Artist as he’s a nutty hip-hop head (his own words). We’ve been talking to some Finnish hip hop artists, and you can hear that in our teaser trailer, but being from the UK The Artist constantly claims that UK Hip Hip is the best in the world… so he’s been pestering some people that he follows thanks to the modern marvel of Twitter. Amazingly, the power of twitter means we managed to get hold of some exclusive music from a respected beat-maker who goes by the name Ghost. Ghost was approached for his style of music, we think it works well with our theme. He also happens to make some very nice beats….
So Steal2 will feature an exclusive track by Ghost. Click his name to find out more, and buy his stuff please! We hope to collaborate more with him in the future. .
note from The Artist: “here’s a great Ghost track, as a teaser- also featuring one of my favourite MCs”