In more of our recent titles (plus a fewer older game titles) we have shown you the character concepts. As part of our process here at Her Interactive, the characters for each game are created with a lot of love and care. The character ideas start with our Design team, primarily our Writer and Designer. The characters personality, place, behaviors, actions, story, and history helps to build up the person at first. Where does this person comes from? Why does she get upset when you say this? Why does he not like that? What makes this person nervous, or chatty, or quiet, or funny? It all has to be thought out before their script is written.
While the characters’ personalities are worked on, our character designer takes a look at the designer’s directions for the physical appearances. It can take several images to piece together a specific look, and here below you can see that the clothing and directions helped Van, our Character Designer to illustrate Ellie. To the right is the first part of her 3D boot. (Yep, Van let me hover over his shoulder to snap this photo of his computer screen). Actually, I often hover over Van to see what he is working on, because getting to see the characters come to life for the very first time is sooo much fun!!
Remember at the end of the game for Tomb of the Lost Queen? We showed you the illustrated character concepts, perhaps you will get to see the rest of our character illustrations in The Deadly Device! For those who pre-order the game, you will get to be playing the game very soon, like just around the corner! (~.^) I’m looking forward to hearing you get to play the game next week!