Saturday 29 August 2015

Contest after break

So where to start? Maybe with small explanation about last two weeks of silence? Or maybe why there is no "Anatomy of LBA" post (We still missing 2 races)? Or why there is no new pictures from my improvement of Painting skills?

Well there is one answer: I didn't had too much time :/ I were changing apartment and doing boring but time consuming stuff like cleaning, shopping, paper works. Good thing is that right now I have all my stuff which finally arrived to UK :]

Because of that I thought about something cool :] 


Ta, da. Yeah I will give to one of you something cool (I think so) : 

Custom made sculpture of one Little Big Adventure character of your choice
 ( If you don't believe I'm able to do this check this. )

We will discuss what kind of sculpture you want, I will make it and send it to you. But before this happen you need to win this prize :] Yeah this is not lottery and you need to do something to win. And here I had small problem because I didn't wanted to limit it to one form (i.e. Art, Writing). I thought about this some time and decided:

In next month (September) publish on my facebook page something what will prove me that you are the biggest LBA fan of whole time. Prove me that you deserve to have this sculpture. How you will do it is your choice it can be video, art, writing, music whatever you imagine.

Contest will end 30 September after which I will try to pick the winner and contact this person to discus sculpture details (it will take probably week or two to make it) and get address where to send it :]

Edit: Remember that likes under your works may influence final decision.


Saturday 15 August 2015

Anatomy of LBA : Part 2

Last week we discuss about one of the easiest race in Twinsen universe: Rabbibunnies. This week we will try approach I think the hardest race in this universe: Spheros.

Anatomy of Little Big Adventure
(Part 2: Spheros)

Once again let's check what have to tell us about this race:
Spheros - This race of small bio-androids has been living for years on Twinsun as an endangered species. Unfortunately, they have been unable to breed for a very long time and have only a dim hope of seeing tiny spheros cavorting around their gardens.
This is surprise for me. I need to tell that I expected something different. I never thought about this race as bio-androids so I started digging more in resources available in and find out that this is description from original page of LBA2. Because of this I have thesis (only original authors can verify it): 
originally in LBA 1 they weren't bio-androids. In LBA2 external environment progress to fully 3D which made hard to nicely visualize this race and because of this they came with story about problems with breeding and bio-androids. 
But well because I disagree with original description: Remake will treat Spheros as normal race not some bio androids. If you don't agree with my decision I'm happy to hear your opinion and convincing arguments :)

To convince you that they are normal race check this:

Looking on this skeleton you see why Spheros look how they look. Some people who are not used to seeing this race may think that they are robots. This impression coming from weird way they hold their hands to not drag hands on the ground. The way how other look on them is one of the reasons why we don't seeing them so much in cities. They don't feel there comfortable and prefer to stay in they natural habitat Tree City in depths of Principle Island forest

Other reason that they don't like to hang so much around other races is their height. They have only around 1.20 meter which make them smallest race on planet. In exchange of height nature give them long lifespan (which is around 90 years) and intelligence.Because of that you can very often see them working in universities resolving hard problems of universe. 

I always had hard times to imagine how Spheros race would look, how would behave if it really exists. I don't think I'm alone because if you check you won't see a lot of arts related to them. My first approach to help me with this was drawing of skeleton you see above. Sadly this wasn't enough I still missing their look and I couldn't find it.

And here the story could end if not my friend and great artist Teo Yong Jin which shared with me this one picture he painted:

When I seen it I couldn't believe how simple it was. This one picture defined whole race for me and shown me that my art still sucks :/ 

Well I'm not professional artist but still I want to deliver to you the best stuff I can so I decided to spend 1 hour each day just to improve my skills to be closer art you see here. How it will go we will see.

Till the next time.

Sunday 9 August 2015

Update #9 & Anatomy of LBA : Part 1

In last two weeks not a lot happened. Most of the time I spend doing bug fixing and adding few stuff which were missing in editor. So booooorrrrring stuff. 

To make things more interesting we will forgot for a moment about game, editor and all this technical stuff I do. In next few posts we will focus more on different aspects of Little Big Adventure: 

The universe. 

After finishing two games I can say that they showing us present time pretty well. Sadly they skip a lot of facts about history, races and universe itself. I know that for some people this may not be so important, but for me this is what shape reality and define what present times are.

  • What was before Fun Frock take control?
  • What was history of planet?
  • What were relations between races in old times?
  • What is origins of races and details about them? 
There is a lot of questions without answers. In next few posts I will answer some of them or at least try. Some other will probably be left without answer.

 In this post I will focus on rabbibunnies race:

Anatomy of Little Big Adventure
(Part 1: Rabbibunnies)

Description from tell us:

Rabbibunny is one of the four main species of Twinsun. The name is deprived from a combination of the words "rabbit" and "bunny", due to their body shape. These creatures have long legs and can run very fast. Their skin colour varies from light to dark brown. There are also several types of rabbibunny clones. Rabbibunnies are common everywhere around Twinsun, and there is even a Rabbibunny Village in the Hamalayi Mountains, consisting entirely of rabbibnnies.

Personally I like and dislike this description. It just missing information. To fill it I started from creating whole rabbibunnies anatomy. This approach allow me to define what kind of race they are and how will they behave. 

My approach was simple combining of two different skulls: rabbit and human and adding similar to humans body. I think that result is pretty nice and look feasible. 

How tall are rabbibunnies ?
I know they should be tall but not too tall because they would look weird. So I used chart of guitar size that I found using google:] Yes, you read correctly, guitar size:

Twinsen height is more than twice length of guitar you see in funky town. I decided that guitar of length 77 cm is the best. Based on that Twinsen is bigger than 154 cm and around 165-170 cm sound nice. The next step was rabbit bunnies which are really tall so without ears they are like 180-190 cm and with ears 210-220 cm. Everything is just my approximation and may change. But at this point look nice and somehow realistic. 

How long live rabbibunnies ?
This one is tricky I decided that they will be the shortest living race in Twinsen universe. Rabbits in real life have lifespan: 8-18 years. Because in game they more like humans I decided max 70 years.

How many children?
This one will be probably like 1-3 each at the same time.


Most of the information here is my own decisions base on some available data. If you think I'm wrong I'm glad to hear your opinion and fix information/facts which are wrong :] Till the next post.