Cover Art and Commisions

Hi everyone, a quick update because I am nearing completion on the new cover art (and home page portal) for Shadowdawn Gaiden, which I am currently calling Shadowdawn Genesis.  Here is a preview of it:

Shadowdawn Genesis Cover Art (textless)
For a small game, there sure are a lot of characters in this poster...

 The characters are:

Arashi (center): Of course everyone knows she’s the main character.  I still haven’t finalized her outfit colors, so please bear with me…

Morsett (top left): An outworlder from the planet Fractalis who has since made a name for himself as a high-ranking officer in the notorious bandit guild, the Blackpaws.

Ket (top right): Arashi’s eternally loyal friend, the outcast Kalille is usually at her side, if not within earshot of trouble.  He has a cynical outlook but that does not stop him from fighting for what he values.

Nephele (bottom left): The enigmatic leader of the Blackpaws, who seems to know a good deal about the Kinshutai and the Imperial Family they protect.

Axel (center right): A sharpshooter from the Blackpaws, he is well known throughout the ranks of the Kinshutai.

Hizuma, Koren, and Yoshitaka (bottom right): Hizuma the orange-haired recruit of the Kinshutai,  sympathizes with Arashi, who has yet to be accepted into the elite ranks of their group.  Koren, the Kinshutai general, has been a friend of the Imperial family for Foxfire for generations, and served in Emperor Mitsuo’s own personal guard before moving to his son’s.  And Yoshitaka, an agile, long-ranged fighter who tends to get picked on but only due to his stoic, unmovable nature.

I am currently in talks with a pixel artist to help me with animating Arashi for the game, he is very skilled but it is going to cost a fair bit. However, with the quality and the time saved on my end, I think it’ll be worth it to see this game finished that much faster.

About Nightfox

A long-time independent game developer that was lucky(?) enough to have grown up with the gaming industry. I am a programmer, a game designer, a concept and pixel artist, a music composer, and a novelist. This has been my dream for as long as I can remember, and I am determined to take advantage of every talent I hope I have to make it happen!

5 thoughts on “Cover Art and Commisions

  1. zzzz remind me not to stay up all night working on art when I got checks to deposit…

    Oh yeah, I forgot to draw Axel’s crossbow, well this isn’t the final cover art but close enough 🙂

  2. Don’t stay up all night worrying about checks when you’ve got art to draw! 😉

    I know, I’m such a pain in the ass. Whee.

  3. I think this artwork you are working on will draw people in to your game. Just get the final done and lets see how others react to that. Also remember to leave room on the poster for the title of the game 😛

    1. Hehe I left the title off but trust me, I made sure there’s room. I just haven’t finalized the title graphics yet so didn’t want it taking away from the poster 🙂

      Luckily the main thing I need to do is just clean up some lines, it’ll help some details pop a bit better. I really need to make an official website for the game aside from this devblog though, a repository of art and information about it 😀

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