GO TO BOTTOM OF THE POST TO PLAY THE FLASH MINI-GAME AND MAKE YOUR OWN BIONIC GLADIATOR!
Hey all. You might have seen some of this concept art from the doodle thread, but here's the project in all it's entirety.
This was one of my term projects this semester (and will carry over to next semester) where we basically just had free reign to self-direct ourselves in wherever the fuck we wanted. Most people did gallery show art, or editorial series or whatnot.
I decided to do a mock up video game (vaporware).
Next semester it will have a couple 3d models done, and a fake dvd box and some advertising images. But this semester was for concept stuff.
IMMORTAL CIRCUIT is my game, and its pretty straight forward in principle. I took Roman Gladiators. Then I dressed them up like modern mainstream Racecars and Football players, plastered with sponsorship logos and bright colours. And then I crammed a wide variety of bionic limbs and power-tools onto their arms and legs. Stick a bunch of them in a huge stadium, and let them beat the snot out of each other in wild and inventive ways.
The gameplay itself I envisioned as kindof a multiplayer fighting game where it uses a physics engine to determine movements, damage and effects (rather then a bunch of preset 'moves'). Each player can fully customize their own fighter/s, balancing several stats such as weight, strength, stamina, and speed. Then players fight in a wide array of e-sport type games such as 1 on 1 battles, or large objective based team games (murder-ball!). More gameplay description will come with the next phase of the project.
But now on to the meat!
This was the very first doodle I did when the idea struck me.
Some sketches just playing around with some cybernetic aug ideas.
More refined concept, starting to go in the right direction.
Whole mess of various weapon and aug ideas.
Two gladiators duking it out.
Concept for a stadium, as well as a bunch of various flying robots.
Environment shot of a stadium
Concept for a pit-lab where they make the gladiators. A cross between a surgery ward and a car garage.
Unfinished shot of a pit-lab in action.
And this is the cyborg creation mini-game I made to better flesh out the idea of player-customization. Next semster I will be making a model of a "poster-boy" gladiator that I think looks cool and represents the spirit of the game. If you think you've made a kickass looking loadout, feel free to post a screenshot or tell me the names of all the augs.
CLICK HERE TO PLAY MINI-GAME
(you may want to resize your browser to defeat pixelation. I have yet to give it a proper website)
And here's a few sample cyborgs I made with the creator. Hopefully I can revisit it and add more augs, because I had to stop myself from putting stuff in so I could meet the hand-in deadline.
Let me know what you think of the project, and have fun with the dress-up-doll!