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Project Pastorate Brief Room

A topic by PsyRob created 34 days ago Views: 74 Replies: 9
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Howdy dear ladies and gents. While we're working on the full game to list it asap, I thought that sharing some our pre-pro materials may be fun. (Hope it's not against the rules and if it is I kindly ask admin to redirect me to the better branch).

Brief#1. Fresh start

Few words about myself. I'm an author and have so far published 3 books, here in Russia. Being keen on history, I usually tend to draw my inspiration from the times long gone.  So this project was not an exception in this sense, only this time it's a game, not the book.

We started in February last year as soon as I had the script for the first Episode ready (it's supposed to be episodic project, although there is still a chance that we'll make one whole big 10+ hour game). Back then we didn't really have any visual or stylistic concept in mind. 



That's how the Guardsman looked at first.

 Well, I mean that's how the artist thought he looked. However I had a different vision. If I knew one thing for certain that was me not wanting your typical, trivial elf-knight-orc-dragon kinda stuff. That's too cliched at the moment, I think. What we needed was some fresh wind, the universe which could resonate in a new way (if that's possible at all).


That's what the Guardsman was transformed to.



That's how the Guardsman looks now.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE. NEW BRIEF COMING SOON!

https://psyrob.itch.io/project-pastorate

Brief#1. Developing further

It turned out that we somehow came to decorating with that slight slavic touch. Once we had the quasi-gendarme ready, more or less we knew where to go. So, in future of course we will see more of that costume design. 

On the other side, our setting almost has no boundaries as the civilization could've headed basically in any direction after the Apocalypse. In this sense, our hands were untied and we could use some kind of eclectic decoration. In the Pitch for publisher I wrote "The Wire meets Training day with House of cards in the mix" but now I also would include Mad Max + The Wicker man.

That's the "9th Mill" Gangbanger.

In short, this is a story about how a special task force (something between FBI and Inquisition) is fighting against crime and any ideological or religious sedition. It starts as a buddy-movie but then grows into something bigger and deeper. Gradually the Lore started to develop and to encase it we decided to introduce the Velvet book.


PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE. NEW BRIEF COMING SOON!

https://psyrob.itch.io/project-pastorate

Quick update:

We're officially up on Twitter. 

https://twitter.com/Psy_Rob

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Brief#2. Uniform

Few more sketches for today and a bit of new info.

Since we have the special service here, we must develop some kind of uniform for these guys, right?

But first let's see what our main protagonist looked like at the beginning.


These were the first sketches that the artist had shown to me. As you can see we went on with the first variant.

This is what Vinnie Boyd - his senior partner - looked like initially. He was read but then turned gray (due to his job probably)

The Devoters have ranks and according to these ranks their uniform differs too.


You can see 3 stripes on his left shoulder. Each rank has different marking.


Lenny, being the Acolyte at first, has his own collar gem. Later on, as he works his way up the hierarchy, his outfit will change.


PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE. NEW BRIEF COMING SOON!

https://psyrob.itch.io/project-pastorate

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Brief#3. Introduction cards



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Brief update. Here is how this guy from above looked initially. Few sketches to observe.



PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE. NEW BRIEF COMING SOON!

https://psyrob.itch.io/project-pastorate

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Updated introductory cards. Got them worked on a bit.


PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE. NEW BRIEF COMING SOON!

https://psyrob.itch.io/project-pastorate

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The art style looks super cool!

Thanx buddy! We will keep on doing that cool stuff)

Look what we've got here, partner.

VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

WE GOT THE STEAM PAGE ROLLING!

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND ADD THE GAME TO YOUR WISH LIST.

THANX GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, YOU'VE BEEN GREAT. BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FULL EPISODE)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/811290/Project_Pastorate/