As things have been winding up on The Director’s Cut, I’ve been able to do a certain amount of work on New Game+ finally! Over the last 9 months while I’ve been working on the PlayStation ports, I’ve literally only had the time and energy to work on New Game+’s soundtrack (which has a lot of tunes now) but none for the game itself.
But I’ve managed to do some work on it, including an art pass, quite recently as things have been quieter while Curve wrap up the ports. I converted all the art to a new, simpler 32 colour palette (to match the Amiga, the game machine which I grew up on). This means the look is more coherent, if less ‘detailed’, and another good thing is that it makes the rest of the art a lot quicker to do. There is a lot of art to do for this game, so that’s a good thing.
Here’s a comparison between the NEW EXTERIOR:
… and an OLD EXTERIOR:
(I was trying to get closer to the original mockup:)
Here’s a NEW INTERIOR:
… and an OLD INTERIOR:
So, although it’s a subtle change, it’s hopefully going to make things look better, while being quicker to produce! Let me know what you think of the new look!
(Also, this is a thing I bought recently…)
There is more news on the horizon about NG+… I can’t announce it quite yet, but something pretty wonderful is about to happen!