Thank you :) I needed this today and I’m feeling proud now!!
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Hello! I'm not sure where I would be able to find the review. Where did you post it? I'd love to have a look.
Yes! I've been in Melbourne for my whole life now :) That's super interesting to hear that it's reminded you of locations around Aus. You're quite right in that for whatever reason Australian landscapes are only a minor influence within Short Trip.
Architecture wise, the game combines a mash-up of many style influences, ranging from traditional English cottages to Norwegian stave churches. I would say that the build materials take a higher priority when describing the styles though– I tend to idealise natural construction materials (slate, bluestone, dark hardwoods) and take great joy in their ornate combination and assembly! When referencing landscapes, I feel it would be fair to say that I'm greatly influenced by the alpine regions of Victoria and the Bogong High Plains in summer. I love the rough ground above the tree line!
I have to mention the Hakone Mountain Railway in Japan, which was one of the key influences when making this. It's a beautiful switchback railway near Fuji that weaves up through endless tunnels, forests, bridges and little towns. I couldn't recommend visiting this place enough :)
Oh my 147 days ago! I'm sorry I obviously don't come around to Itch all that often. Yes the world is drawn in pencil first, then scanned into Photoshop where it's trimmed and laid out in the scene.
Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for both the kind words and the lovely videos. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I would most love to extend this game into something more, and I think I will be doing so in the future when time permits.
Thanks again for everything!