There’s new gameplay in town! Stealth! With that being said, it’s implemented in a way that uses a visibility meter. Below shows how your visibility changes based upon an lit area vs. darkness and whether or not an object is obstructing the NPCs view of you or if you’re quite frankly just hiding behind something. […]
We are lucky and so grateful to our coders of this game! With their vast insights this tutorial was formed to help the non-coders with being able to manually put the NPCs in their environment wherever may they please!
Another new environment that’s introduced is the Plant Shop! As of right now this place houses the creator of the original plant that’s causing havoc! Plant shop owner is either a very nice girl or sassy or in on the whole scheme of the Corporation. She’s mad at the fact that the Corporation tricked her […]
There’s a few new environments being incorporated into the game, one of which is the arcade. The feel of the arcade is 80’s retro with a few futurist looking games. As of right now the arcade is going to act as a huge color pattern puzzle. The clue will be on the wall and it […]
The Bar is also a new environment that’s introduced. As of now the bartender is the bad boy and very shady and happens to find the key which he places it around his neck but will not give it up until you give him something in return. He wants something from the sewer. The item […]
This sewer system is one of four new areas currently being created to add to the game. The layout of the sewer is complete and most of the modeling is done as well. The UVing process will begin very soon.
Systems Design: Environments integrated as a whole for a seamless experience between the different environments in the city block. The different environments in the city block were connected along the main street. Having everything set up connected would help the environment artists get an idea of what they had modeled so far looks/works correctly. The […]
Shortly after alpha level the design of the Detective jacket was also conceptualized. The design choice is based upon the 80’s trendy look with neon Lo-fi Noire feel. It also shares elements inspired by the design of the team logo. The 80’s glasses with a glare on the back of the jacket is reminiscent of […]
We now are able to play the game from start to finish, with placeholder environments and textures. No checkerboard 🙂 All the dialogue and internal dialogue for the crime scene alley way has been completed. UI assets have started to get implemented by
Within the first sprint the greyboxes/blockouts and lighting tests were combined to create the Lo-fi Noire atmosphere of the game. The objects and scenes were pieced together to be representational of the neon shiny mood and look of the specific environments. The scenes shown below include: the coffee shop, the secret lab, the cityscape, and […]
Our first sprint at Retro Vibes Studios was challenging as most of the planning and concept art had to be finished before the team could move forward with content creation. Through hard work and determination, we finished our first Agile sprint strongly and cranked out several environment blockouts assembled in Unreal Engine.
Environment Concept: Layout concept for the secret lab. The secret lab serves as the location for the final boss fight and final game decision. The player will encounter The Big Bad and his minions. When they are defeated, the player will be confronted with a choice to increase humanity’s power and health, or preserving the […]
Environment Concept: Layout concept for the main street. The initial alleyway leads to this street which serves as a main hub with access to the coffee shop, warehouse, etc. There will be no battle opportunities here, but the player can investigate the area for world story and clues. Includes building scale/layout, character scale, props, camera […]
Environment Concept: Layout concept for the introductory scene. This alleyway serves as the place of the crime scene and will serve as the tutorial to the Detective’s abilities. The structure of this location is made so that the player is organically lead through the tutorial, rather than railroaded. It also is made to serve as […]
Environment Concept: Concept for Coffee shop environment with styling. Includes interior design and prop breakouts.
Character Concepts: Concepts for five of the seven base characters in Lo-fi Noire. Includes the main character; Detective. Joining the detective is the Plant Enthusiast, the Coffee Shop owner, the Bouncer, and the Bartender.