Monday, December 22, 2014

3D Renders Sent for Printing!

Officer Hickley 3D sculpt by Tim Barry

Happy Holidays to everyone out there following Broken Contract.We appreciate the support and interest you have all shown over the last year. I started posting about Broken Contract originally on 2ndcitywarzone.blogspot.com a little over a year ago now and when I created this blog, a core group of interested friends and colleagues followed. That group has grown steadily over time. Thank you all for the support!

Speaking of 2ndcitywarzone, a month ago I wrote an article about how I got into gaming and how I've always wanted to design games. Its titled "How A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity Changed My Life" and it a good read if you like nostalgia, introspection, or background on how people like myself got involved in gaming.

Back to Broken Contract! Long time followers will recognize the above 3D render as the first one I ever posted, way back in June/July. Officer Hickley is not one of the "core" characters to the "Deep Underground" storyline, so his sculpt has sat on the backburner. However, with a new Kickstarter looming I've finally sent him for printing. Additionally, the two characters featured last week, Talla Kellerman and Trest have also been sent for printing:

Talla Kellerman 3D sculpt by Tim Barry

Trest, the Gen-Mod Brute, 3D sculpt by Tim Barry

One of the things we are doing with Broken Contract is flexible scaling. I want all the characters to be proportional to each other, so as a hulking 7' tall behemoth, Trest will stand 37mm from feet to eyes. Talla Kellerman, at a diminutive 5' 4" will stand 28mm. In between, Officer Hickley, at 6' 2" will be 33mm. Hopefully, this range of scale will heighten the sense of individuality across the characters and make them more relatable. This is a different approach compared to squad based games that normally run all the characters at the same height, so we'll see how it goes.

Tim is about to get to work on Ari Gaylen, Officer Sarie Moerta, and Officer Lamal Tulson. We'll see those in the coming weeks along with Nells Turnbull. John "Geng" Gendall is also about to get the sketches done for Breaker Crew Leader, Kollis, and the Prod Overseer, Billins. There's a lot more to watch for in the coming weeks.

Thanks for reading!
-Nick

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