It’s been a slow fortnight or so since my last post but here’s just a quick, quirky update on the aesthetics.
So I’ve been experimenting with a few different art styles from bold and curvy to thin and straight stroked styles to find one I’m comfortable with and one that accentuates the gameplay and feel. I’ve settled on a medium thickness stroke that has a slight kink so that everything isn’t perfectly straight. It’s not perfect yet but it’s definitely an improvement. I have even tried adding a jeans-like stitching to the tile edges and to Gigi (the protagonist) and this looked pretty cool but it would’ve pushed the game towards revolving around that theme and I felt it would clash with the general mood and pace of the game. Besides Kirby’s Epic Yarn pretty much perfected that theme into an entire game. Never played it mind but looks very interesting and heard mostly good stuff about it. Continue reading