A Visit to the Dark Side
We wanted to show you some more of Umbra. In the last world update we focused on Zenit, the desert side of the planet. This time around we wanted to show you a couple of pieces of concept art from Nadir, the dark and cold side of the planet.
As Amon and Ive and their friends have unravelled a small part of the mystery of Umbra’s past, clues will eventually send them on a quest to the cold and treacherous - albeit mythically beautiful - Nadir, and into the depths of the ancient mining station above.
Since the planet doesn’t revolve, Nadir never sees the sun. We talked about how to light this side of the planet. Being from the cold and dark north ourselves, we thought about the aurora borealis and how it creates an otherworldly and eerie light when it appears. It seemed like a fitting way to lend this inhospitable region a mysterious vibe.
Several other mysterious locations in Nadir are places we’d love to explore further into Earthlock, in episode 2 and 3. Nadir is a dark land, where anything can be buried beneath the snow and ice - and many things that should never be found, as well. We have many ideas for our main story line, and smaller quests, throughout the Earthlock saga, where we use the mythical lands of Nadir and its many strange and dangerous locations.
We are designing Umbra to offer a great variety of environments, we’ll get around to showing some more temperate areas later, now that we’ve covered the polar opposites!
If you like the Mining Station concept art, here's a handy link to 1920x1080 desktop background version!
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