Thrive: HLtC Dev Diary | Art Team UPDATE

Thanks for dropping by!  

We are swatting bugs and polishing the Playable Proof of Concept (PPOC) 2.0 so you get a pretty picture of the World of Thrive: Heavy Lies the Crown. The launch date is Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. MST exclusively for the Discord Community. (discord.gg/VESRyBM)

But fear not Non-Discordians! The POC will be available via the newsletter Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. MST.

Now here is an update from Ryan and Rob on what the Art Team is working on to tell the visual story of Thrive: HLtC:

UPDATE FROM RYAN PADAYAS |
LEAD CONCEPT ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR | ART TEAM

Hey Gang,

Here is an update on what I am working on:

  • Creating concepts of "destroyed buildings" and giving them a final polish.
  • Brainstorming illustrative segments to help create a motion comic within the world of Thrive: Heavy Lies the Crown.
  • Finish remaining concepts.
  • Finish promotional material.

I am working hard to stay consistent with how I approach each building while expressing their individuality. Switching up the types of references and inspiration that I use helps create striking concepts while staying true to our evolving visual identity. The goal is to create unique visuals that will define Thrive: HLtC and entice the player to dive in.

Cheers,

Ryan

UPDATE FROM ROBERT TSANG |
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | ART TEAM

I am working on creating our second round of 3D Models for our buildings and texturing them. The buildings were created quickly and with a lot of restrictions on polycount and map size.

This ensured the buildings were represented in a low polyform and could run smoothly for our early builds. Since these buildings have fewer restrictions, I can create them to a fuller extent of the concepts that Ryan had proposed and are able to have larger and more unique texture mapping. I am also creating transparent PNGs for the Ground floor and for other pieces like foliage and thatch.  

We will have to implement a LOD system for these buildings as well which will be an interesting challenge. I have created the second round of the blacksmith building, the research buildings and the tailor building and are currently working on the masonry and Grain Mill.

Regards,

Robert

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