Hey Guys! First of all, I know this post is coming out of left field. You could say it’s more exciting that way? But I guess a proper introduction is needed. The name’s McMaxxis. Just call me Max. I’ve been on the team for quite a while in the background, with other new recruits you have not yet met. I have been doing some vital work along with the other artists since the pixels were remixed. I’d like to begin my post with saying thank you for your patience with us all this time. You guys are amazing. We are trying our best to put that signature Itoi aesthetic in this game. Carefully picking thing in and out to have the story and visuals to it’s true sequel potential.
Basically, this update will be a little bit different. Since most of the Sprites have been redone. We thought we’d share a few concepts, sprites and doodles that could’ve have been in the game. It’s like getting unused content, but saving you the trouble of cracking open and tearing apart the game once it’s released.
Oh, before you scroll down just to look at the pixels. I would like to give you guys a present of progress first. Right here is the new Floyd (In his snazzy new hat) and Zack! We’ve been meaning to show this for a while. I think the new hairstyles we gave them benefit a lot from the adjusted heads and faces. There’s also more character put into their appearance, like the rest of the cast has now. Let us know what you think!
With that out of the way, let’s get to the MOTHER4 scrapbook. Keep in mind: Everything from here on will NOT be in the final game! So no getting anticipated for anything you see, k?
Talk about development hell making our hero, Travis. Pretty much all summer, we were seeking a more unique and memorable design for him. Even for a brief moment, that blue hair had a chance of being the one. There we lots of arguments and debates on what we should, could, might, and will not have. Without explaining a lot, this “timeline” pretty much considered how many placeholder variations we gave him. It was a long road. But hey, we got exactly what we wanted in the end.
Right here was the last actual revision to Travis and Meryl we had right before we considered changing them completely. (Back in May of this year.) Note the extra hair detail and compare it to the screenshots on this site. We overall felt that at this resolution, the additional detail given would look over the top and too much of a leap from the MOTHER3′s style. Which is why the hair on our final Travis is has less colors.
This is an oldie, but a goodie. There’s lots of things going on here, but the main focus is on the walking animations. It’s in MOTHER3′s method, as you can see. Mostly it was used for map testing, if I’m correct. We now have a better and more fluent way of walking.
(I really don’t know what’s going on with those sprites below Leo)
Okay, enough of the talking. I’ll just start dumping pictures. Since they’re just doodles to give us ideas.
By yours truly
Welp, That’s pretty much it, anything else we’re holding back are some pretty heavy spoilers. But stick around, I’m pretty sure another post will be coming up soon. Like I said, Thanks for the patience. And with that said, Have a good night! You’ll be seeing more from me on both Starmen.net and Here.