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Where The Goats Are

Where The Goats Are is a slow-paced, meditative game about life and raising goats. · By Memory of God

Your Artwork Inspires Me

A topic by TGEN created Sep 01, 2017 Views: 312 Replies: 1
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Hey MoG!

Made my account purely to comment on this thread. About to play your game, been following it's development for quite some time. I love your art style for WtGA and would love to know the main inspirations behind your particular style of character models, art direction and storyboarding. 

Thank you so much for this WtGA, it's my main inspiration to start my own story based project. Time to dive into Tikvah's somber story!

Warm Regards,

Owais 

Developer

Hi Owais!

Well thank you very much for your kind words! And happy to hear it's inspired you to start your own project. I hope it goes well!

In terms of an inspiration for the art style, I don't think there is any one singular inspiration behind it. Honestly, the main driver was that I had to come up with an economic art style that, as I was working full time when I made this so didn't have time for complex models and textures! It is the reason for most of the features: the colour scheme is consistent because all the models use the same texture image; the models are simple because I didn't have time to model complex geometries; the camera is zoomed out to hide my bad animations; the camera doesn't move meaning I only have to design one location ;) Quite a lot can be explained by that, I mean the ground is just a flat yellow plane!

So, to answer your question, there was no real influence that I can point to and say I tried to do something like that, which I guess is why some people think it looks unique. The only thing I can really say is that in any project there will be limitations and constraints, the trick is using them in such a way that people don't notice them as limited resources, but as  a "style".

Hope that helps in some way :) Thanks again for reaching out and best of luck in your endeavours.

Memory of God