So we have a new group client project to work from now until the end of the course. We have been given the task of creating a fictional western town called Jonah located in the Black Hills (South Dakota, America) the year been 1876 (During the gold rush). This is just one part of a large open world western environment but is the only part we need to concentrate on. The brief states that the town is filled with prospectors, frontiersman and outlaws who chose to live outside the law. Some of the other main points are that the town is only part built with very little stone or brick, the main street is cluttered and vibrant with two side alleys which are dark and dangerous. There is also Iya Canyon which has taken the lifes of many people falling into it and is located behind the settlement. Required by the Brief:
- Two Rivalling Saloons
- Iya Canyon
- Graveyard on top of Hill – on east road into town – open grave
- Houses with arson Damage – being rebuilt at time
- Tents – selling tools and supply’s
- Boardwalk Houses
- Main Street , 2 backstreets, alleys
- 2 story wooden Buildings
- Buildings under construction
Another point made in the brief is even though it’s an environment piece gameplay has to be taken into consideration. We will need to look at animations, potential cut scenes and the verticality of the area.
(From asset list on basecamp) The project is one I’m really looking forward to and will hopefully finish with a really good product and a portfolio piece.