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It is Adam's last few hours.
Trapped in the bones of his house you will un-leaf Adam’s life,
exploring the world through his eyes.

True is not always true.
Honest is not always honest.

Everything hints at Adam's past, his years have been long and path well trodden.
His story is baked into the bricks.

No one ever came from nothing and no one ever leaves that way.

Click here to visit Adam's website

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Making Adam's parts


There's a bunch of different techniques that I employ while working on the level design for adam. I figured I'd take one of them and sort of break it down into an almost tutorial, because why not...

Step one is to have a surprising amount of alcohol bottles knocking about at various different levels of completion. Take those tasty treats and line them all up.


Step two is to get rid of the background. As we all know there's a few ways to achieve this in Photoshop, layer masks an alike. Arm your preferred method and get cropping!


Step three is the interesting bit. Since adam is viewed from a top-down/isometric perspective we're gunna need to push this photo around so its up and down angles are all straight as can be. Free transform and warp are your friends for this stage.


Step four is finishing up. Once you've got he bottles angled right we're gunna make it all black an white as well as boosting the contrast and levels to balance out the image


Step five is our final. We'll bring the image into our main Photoshop canvas. This is where I build the level as a whole. All my little components come together here.

So in this close up of the kitchen you can see our bottle. All I've done is apply some extra tweaks to the contrast and levels to help tie it into the environment as well as add a key line and a drop shadow to keep things consistent with the very slight hand drawn look.

The last port of call it to make sure its small enough so none of the logos are visible in the hope to avoid copy-write stuff . . .


So that's pretty much one way to get stuff into the game. I'll be exposing the other techniques I use as I progress.

The Music of { adam }

The Music of { adam }


Richard Jackson has been doing some stellar work on the music and sound design for { adam }. We asked him to share some of the secrets behind his technique...

Kitchen sinking

Kitchen sinking


Progress continues quietly and consistently. Here's a little peek at what we've been up to . . .

The devil is in the detail

The devil is in the detail


One of adam's main features are it's visuals. So let's take a closer look at adam's art style...

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