Humble Indie Bundle 2

The Humble Indie Bundle #2

As some of you may know, I'm doing stuff for Cortex Command every now and then. It's an indie game developed by DataRealms, and it's included in the Humble Indie Bundle #2 which just went public.

Cortex Command is very much a work in progress. We've been making slow progress since about 2004 or earlier. Fortunately, it's one of those games which is already graphically aged. If a new impressive 3D engine comes out (making other 3D games look bad) it doesn't affect us as much, because the qualities of our game lies elsewhere. Perhaps people approach the game with different expectations too. On top of this, we have a talented and active modding community, and this always extends a lifetime of a game. Mods and modding is probably where the main enjoyment of the game lies now, because I haven't been doing as much content as I should have.

Right now I'm redoing the intro slides that I'm not happy with. Most of the assets that I did felt like sloppy placeholders, so I really want to get started on doing the stuff that is detailed in the design/fluff docs. It will be needed for strategical meta game layer that we've been working on. New in this build of the game (B24?) is... some... skirmish thing.

I'd link my CC stuff and DataRealms here, but it appears the server died. Stop all the downloadin'! Help computer!

Oh yeah, above are some pin-ups that I did for the HIB2 promo page. Hopefully I didn't offend the other developers with my chibified interpretations of their characters.

Edit: I've made a simple page with some of my other HIB promo art.


Meren said...

This is the game with the longest development time ever, but what does it matter when it becomes great forever.

The dock icons looks great on the website!
But where is the cute lizard fairy girl from?

Jerom said...

It's Naija fro Aquaria ;)

Nico said...

Hi from spain!
I follow you sience two years or so...and i´m a big fan of your work, im trying to learn how to paint and draw with PS a little like you!

Daniel said...

What happened to the original "cast of 8" image with Naija and the ninja bunny? I really liked it, I'm sorry to see it gone.
Is it somewhere on your Android Arts site?

Arne said...

Yeah, I took one image down, because I'm working on an updated version of it, and it made the post a bit heavy. It would be fun to add even more indie game characters, but right now I don't have the time.

Also, I have even more HIB promo images coming, so I might as well make a separate page with all of the images and link it here when it's all done.

I've been really busy with the HIB, and on top of this, Ludum Dare attacked, so I made a 12 hr entry for that. I really need to work on the Cortex Command stuff now, but the Yule shopping and social requirements prevent me from doing so.

Also, I have to either stay up late or go up early and watch the total eclipse the Dec 21.