Looking Back, Looking Ahead

We’ve been making some good progress lately on Cecilia, the last of the six NPCs to be implemented in the game, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to bring back the old NPC introductions. This was something I started a long time ago — well before starting this blog, back when I was blogging only on GarageGames. The idea was to write an introduction to each of the characters in the game, showing their development from concept drawing to a fully modeled, animated, and voice-acted 3D NPC. I got through the first two characters, Matteo and Constantin, fairly early on. But as animation problems surfaced (and resurfaced), work slowed down. I was able to get to Lucca and Ignatius eventually, but that was about it. I did finally get Drogo implemented after a long delay, but never did get around to his introduction.

At last, all six characters have been implemented, so I can complete that bit of unfinished business and give Drogo and Cecilia the introductions they’ve been pestering me about.

Instead of just doing those two, and because the earlier introductions were just so damn long ago, I thought it would be a good idea to bring back the entire set and start from the beginning again, with Matteo. Then, at last, we can have all six presented in sequence, as originally planned.

Some of the information is a bit outdated, and as such I may do a wee bit of editing, but for the most part I’ll just present the older ones as is before finally getting to the recent ones. It’s just one way to introduce each of the characters while providing a little bit of insight into our development process.

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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