Development Diary #8: Leftfield…

The last few months have been pretty hectic, culminating last week with a little demo of Toryansé being shown at EGX London as part of The Leftfield Collection. It was the first time the game had been out in pubic in any kind of playable form (first time in a while I’d been out in public!) and there were reportedly 75,000 people in attendance…

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Development Diary #6: On location

It’s taken me a while to get going this year but, in between commercial bits and pieces, I’ve been working on some environments. Although the overall narrative for the game is still coming together, I have loads of different locations already in mind that I’m trying to wind the story around. Most are based on real places or, more often, a combination of places that have stuck in my head. This week I’ve been working on a Victorian swimming pool…

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Light and shade…

Starting to get close to a look I’m happy with for the game so I figured I’d share a few notes on my setup. I’m aiming for a non-realistic, illustrative look, I want nice, distinct areas of flat colour, similar to watercolour washes or vector art, for this I’m using toon shaders and a ramp with no interpolation, i.e. solid bands of colour. Instead of the built-in shaders I’m using Toony Colors Pro and a great little tool called Ramps! which allows you to generate and adjust ramp textures right in the Unity editor, very handy for tweaking the look of things as you go…

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