Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Character Concepts: Sneak Peak

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!

~Little Jackalope~

6 comments:

Future HeR Animator said...

I love all these behind the scene screen shots:D
YAY! I. Can't. Believe. It! DED is almost here:D:D is it too early to be excited about ND28?:)

Future HeR Animator said...

as for you're new poll, my answer would be all, which ever one gets updated first:) I have the AS blog, Twitter and ya'lls facebook always pulled up on my iPod touch:):) so i check them all the time:)

Anonymous said...

I love when you post stuff about the background artistic stuff in HerInteractive!

I've been taking 3D modeling classes in school, as I would LOVE to design the environments and possible characters for you guys. Any advice that your artists can give? :)
-meatloafbandit

Hannah said...

You blurred out the rest of his desktop... how polite of you! :) lol

I enjoyed seeing the ASH conecpt art, although it was a little disapointing when my brothers and I were all huddled around the screen expecting bloopers like in VEN. Just another kind of fun that's all.

It's interesting, but I never really thought about how much work went into designing each character! I wish you could do a vblog on that. Show us the steps to animating and designing a character shortened into two minutes or something.

Hey, you know what would be cool? Some avatars of the game concept art! Yeah.... ?

NEXT WEEK?!! Ahhh I can't wait to play!

MJ said...

That is so cool! It would be so neat to be in charge of the graphics, and build the characters and all of that.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Who's Ellie?

From me,
silvertongue.