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Sneak Peek: Happyponygate & Titan Tunnels07:05 PM -- Thu March 6, 2008

Today was artwork day. I'm going to get back to work on that tile editing program, but the emphasis for Thursdays is supposed to be 3D art, so I did just that:

This is the seedier side of London... The game begins with you heading down an alley (in order to railroad you through a couple key things before you can be set free on the world), so we've got dumpsters and trash cans. And yes, the trash in both is actually the stuffing from LL2 teddy bears! Then we've got the postbox and phone booth, both of which I researched on Google images! Then I took liberties with them. Phone booths are going to be a key component. I'm not entirely sure of their exact function yet, but since nobody else is in town, you need to interact with people somehow! Phone booths may relate to saving your game in a way, but since your progress is always saved as you go, I'm not quite sure what way. They will probably act as 'respawn points'. The mailbox is just decoration, though.

And of course, it's the Warrior for Loonyland 3! In case you are having a fit of hysterical blindness, he is very much based on the Bunny Knights from LL2. I know he's not all that exciting, but other characters will get more interesting. After all, he's the warrior. How much more generic can you get? I may actually go back after I've made some other characters and re-do him. There's an interesting different style I came up with for another game idea I had, kind of like living Weebles, which I might consider for these guys. But then again, this is a Loonyland game, it makes sense to look like LL2.

Plus, this way I can turn Tina Tsarina into a class. Gladiator, perchance? And I always liked Phileas' goggle look. He could be some kind of Engineer type. And of course, the guy whose name I can't remember who runs the Magic Box. And what about Healiana? She's all set to be some kind of healing class (Druid sounds about right - it's medieval for hippy).

Also, it is my theory that this Loonyland game will actually be titled Loonyland 3: Age Of Heroes. It fits into the Loonyland storyline in a fairly odd way, in that it takes place long before Loony came around, when the land had many heroes (hence your collection of assorted characters). I don't know that that's the right title, but it keeps running around in my head. I always knew the game wouldn't further the storyline any, but at least now it connects to it in a sense, instead of being some random side thing. It's actually inspired a very minor twist to how things will play out in the end. But very minor.
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