May 30, 2013 9:46 AM | John Polson
"Incredipede is about life," which is why developer Colin Northway felt Thomas Shahan's lively, wood-cut art style was the perfect fit for his IGF nominated game, we learn in this GDC 2013 lecture.
The free video begins after the jump.
Session Name: The Art of Incredipede
Speaker(s): Colin Northway, Thomas Shahan
Company Name(s): NorthwayGames.com, ThomasShahan.com
Track / Format: Independent Games Summit
Overview: Incredipede, often described as "beautiful" and "breath-taking," has now been nominated for the Excellence in Visual Arts IGF award. This talk will focus on how a small, three-person team accomplished this. The primary artist, Thomas Shahan, had never worked on a video game before. We will discuss the challenges of working with a non-industry artist, adapting an existing art style to the game, and technically achieving said style. Incredipede is also one of the first major Flash games to use the graphics card-enabling technology Stage3D.
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