Friday, December 20, 2013

New Character Design!

Today I bring you a concept image of one of the new characters to the world of Of Mages & Pages (our game in the works to be released exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U).  This is Raviela the griffin.  Rumor has it she's part dragon, but I wouldn't bring that up to her if I were you!  This concept drawing comes to us by way of our in-game artist (and everyone's favorite Hatman & Indigo artist), S. LaDon Ware!

We at 3twins hope you all have a blessed and Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 13, 2013

New Logo for Of Mages & Pages!

Earlier this week Andy and I were brainstorming what would be a good logo for our Wii U game and the world of Of Mages & Pages/Midieville.  As I mentioned previously, I've been writing some back stories for the characters widening the scope of the world and really getting my head in the space of Of Mages & Pages.  One of the things Andy and I created years ago was a list of different creatures in Midieille, one of those creatures is the phoenix.  In Midieville a phoenix is not the large fiery bird from other mythologies; instead, the phoenix is akin to a goldfinch in size and shape, it is still on fire, but its job is to deliver message like a carrier pigeon.  These little creatures are not sentient like Gidju or Marvin, but instead are more along the intelligence of a real-world talking bird but a bit more intelligent perhaps.  How they work is someone tells a phoenix a message and whom/where to take that message, the phoenix remembers it and flies off to the recipient and whispers it in their ear.  Since phoenixes are on fire, their voices emit flames, so they must whisper the messages.  All that to say that Andy and I decided that the symbol of Midieville would be one of these phoenixes.  I discussed this with Chuck Bedard and he was gracious enough to design it for us!  So, as you can see in the image attached to this message is that symbol.  This image will become the key logo of our game and a symbol of the united kingdom under the good king Mathos.


Friday, December 6, 2013

So much I can't talk about!

So, I was trying to give you teases once a week, but obviously fell behind on that.  I have so much to talk about, but I can't!  I know that just seems mean of me, doesn't it?  Well, Andy and I discussed a lot of the progress we've made over the past couple of weeks and decided that we should keep a lid on it for now.  However, I can tell you what he and I have been doing.  In addition to being the producers on the game and directing the various elements that go into the game, Andy and I are writing the story that will unfold in the cut-scenes.  Since it has been over five years since we posted a new Midieville on our site, What we've been doing is writing loads of appendices and back-stories for the world and characters.  A lot of that stuff won't end up in the game itself, but it is helping us to flesh out the world for "Of Mages & Pages" and give our artists, animators, sound designers, and programmers a better feel for the world of the game.  Maybe we'll touch on some of that content later on, but for now, its all just helping to put everyone whose working on the game into the realm of Midieville.

Loads more to come!