Category Archives: Design

Design Team; concept, documentation, overview, write-ups, etc…

New Environment : Bar

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 […]

New Environment : Plant Shop

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 […]

New Environment : Arcade

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 […]

New Environment : Sewer System

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.

Seamless Level Integration

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 […]

Detective Caia’s Jacket

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 […]

Alpha Build Complete

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 with beginning tutorials and a controls screen. Also there are indicators above NPC […]

Greyboxes/Blocks/LightingTests

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 […]

Sprint 1 Complete

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 4 : Secret Lab

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 3 : Street / City Fronts

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 2 : Alleyway / Crime Scene

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 […]

Character Concepts

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.