Today’s Indie news: article about the dark themes and bright art of Severed, but also…
- Soul Saga
- Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese
- Box Up
Yesterday, Gamasutra published a really interesting article about Severed (Drinkbox Studios’ latest game). Written by Augusto “Cuxo” Quijano (Concept Lead at Drinkbox Studios), it covers a unique aspect of the game: how dark themes and bright art collide.
Here’s an excerpt:
One of the first things I settled on with Severed was that the story and the world should be a deeper dive (!) into the protagonist Sasha’s psyche. The atmosphere is all about mystery, death and loss, and the story centers around Sasha coming to terms with these, so you would naturally expect it to look dark and gloomy.
Severed’s setting in not conventional fantasy either, even though I love euro-centric folklore and have drawn more than my share of orcs and elves, I felt that if we’re making a fantasy world anyways, we didn’t need to be bound to pre-established mythologies. We could do anything we wanted.
We also wanted it to feel visceral; I wanted to stress the “tactile” feeling. I remember being young and turning the pages of an old atlas in my grandma’s house and not wanting to touch the pages with worms and salamanders. I thought it would be great feeling to have a bit of a repulsive aspect to the characters. But the problem: this could be really distracting and off-putting.
Click here to check out the full article!
Severed (3DS eShop) will be released later this year in North America.
Earlier today, the creator of Soul Saga confirmed that voice acting was still planned for the game, but that it would be dealt with at the very end.
Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese
Yeterday, Finger Gun Games announced via Twitter that their new Wii U game, Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese, had been sent to Nintendo for lotcheck. Here’s a hort trailer for the game, launching this Fall:
Now that Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese is complete, work has resumed on Stone Shire, which is getting an update in order to fix lag issues during gameplay, change water, and provide other Quality of Life fixes.
Source: Finger Gun Games
Box Up is the title of RCMADIAX’s new game, which will be released on October 27th in Europe on New Nintendo 3DS.
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