Hello! I am lead concept director and lead developer for an indie game. (Working title "Stranger Eon" ) Excuse the poor quality of the capture, this image was never intended to be shown on the internet! (It's in a sketch book with tiny pages) This image (and the ones like it to follow) are quick early concept sketches for this game. This is not the art that will be featured in the game, I have a talented CG artist that will be making proper CG versions for the game. This is the art I made to show them what I wanted. I decided to share these with the public one-by-one to raise awareness about the game we have in development. Hope you like it! (and the the lore bite involving it bellow!)
(Still setting it up - rewards will come)
Development for this game is still in "pre-alpha". A public alpha demo is a ways out, designs and mechanics are just now being finalized. To elevator pitch it to you, it's a carefully written visual novel based on a Hard Sci-Fi interpretation of the Lovecraftian Mythos wrapped in an adventure RPG with a dynamic story based around the friendship, conflict, and romance the characters you encounter or recruit onto your team. Held together with turn-based gameplay reminiscent of your favorite SNES and GB/A RPGs, but with a splash of horror. However a cute (not quite retro) art style, sardonic sense of humor, and lovable cast of characters keep the tone from staying to dark!
The Deep Ones (Animisha) - Lore Bite!
The creature depicted here is no creature. It is a man. Long ago the Gods created a mutant organism small enough to fit inside every cell of a being. These organisms allowed one to combine the make-up of any number of beings together. The Gods intended it for the ascension of the lesser races, but some used it for twisted and perverted means. The Deep Ones, or Animisha as they call themselves are a mysterious amphibious race of pseudo-sapiens that descended into the ocean, retaining their human like intelligence but reverting to a crass and animalistic nature. While not malevolent, their presence is generally despised. They lack the ability to reproduce themselves, and instead must impregnate females of sapient species with similar anatomy. It is believed only the male children of this reproductive method survive, but it is not known why. Nor what happens to the females if this is not the case. While they possess they ability to forge and wield weapons, their body is the predominant threat. They can pass intense waves of electricity through the water paralyzing or even killing those unfortunate enough to be immersed in it, much like eels. Their split tongue is covered in stingers containing a fast acting paralytic neuro-toxin, and their saliva itself contains a strong numbing and muscle relaxing agent that also causes a strong opiate like intoxication. While they can survive outside of the water, they can not electrify through the air, and their skin and saliva will quickly dry out. However, they can still electrify by direct contact, and their tongue stingers are completely functional. They typically dehydrate within a week without exposure to water. They are functionally biologically immortal so long as they stay in the water, however they die to physical trauma as well as anything. They have a strange hatred of armor, or even clothing in general, likely to maximize stealth and movement speed. Even out of water, they can move much faster than the average man. They have vast cities miles beneath the oceans, and even strange island cities that float atop them, if you believe the words of terrified sailors. They have a strong connection to the weather, and can either predict it with precision or outright control it somehow.