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10 comments by oleomingus on Jul 15th, 2014

Just finished building the first environment from the alpha build we have been working on.
The alpha is structurally similar to Fictions, but we are trying out an intricate and somewhat longer narrative. Shifting from verse, and the attendant outline storytelling method to actual dialogue.

This environment is a composition of four small rooms, interconnected through an enclosed courtyard ( above ) and a few passages.

With the addition of details we reworked the art style a little bit, moving away from the desaturated colors ( at least for a little while ) into a more vibrant pallet. There is also a scaling down of the architectural elements.

Here are some screens from within Sketchup.  With the increased amount of detail, and the numerous small objects in the environment, we composed a bulk of the scene inside Sketchup itself.

As always if you like our work you can follow us on our Tumblog and Twitter !

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fictions : a pre-alpha build for Somewhere

fictions : a pre-alpha build for Somewhere

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fictions is a small exploration and stealth game.

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oleomingus Jul 17 2014, 3:58pm says:

Somewhere is featured on Rock Paper Shotgun ! It is a wonderful and succinct introduction to the game, take a look.


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papper00 Jun 29 2014, 4:43am says:


I made a speedrun for the current alpha version because why not?

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oleomingus Jul 2 2014, 6:33am replied:

Wow ! That was really fun to watch. Thank you !

The jump through the walls in the second environment is a spectacular exploit, never realized you could do that, also using the cubes to climb through the roof is great.

We are working on a larger and more intricate build at the moment will be sure to send you a copy.

Thanks again for the video.

p.s : you can move faster while crouching is you scroll up ( mouse scroll ) a little.

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atum_ramirez Jun 23 2014, 7:05am says:

Gorgeous. Can't believe you are using sketchup for this.

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oleomingus Jun 26 2014, 10:21pm replied:

Thank you ! Sketchup is surprisingly versatile especially is you volume block more than work through vertices. Add to that some hand painted textures and simple lights and voila !

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lonegreeble May 14 2014, 2:14am says:

beautiful universe, very interesting. It looks almost like a dream, and any location in this game could make some amazing wallpapers, haha.

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oleomingus May 14 2014, 11:49pm replied:

Thank you for your kind words. It is great to know that our art for the game world is appreciated !

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Saint_Stan May 6 2014, 1:14am says:

I love the contrasting balance! Chaotic yet minimal. It's difficult to explain. Impressive art direction!

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oleomingus May 6 2014, 9:55am replied:

Thank you.
It is a lot of fun to crowd out low ploy art with intricate detail or clutter some textures while keeping the rest minimal. It is still an art style we are grappling with but it certainly yields interesting and often surprising results !

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Snikm Apr 19 2014, 9:29am says:

It's really really really cool, just like a Dream!

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