Update #4: Speedpainting A New Action Sequence!
Special Rocket Ranger Agents!
Today we got something for you we think is pretty cool - a recorded "speedpainting" session of a brand-new concept art piece depicting one of the new action sequences we have planned for Rocket Ranger Reloaded!
This concept has been created by our artist Charles Moreira, one of our amazing living art machines that is on an incessant quest to find the true "Cinemaware spirit" in all the art we create! :)
Without further delay, here we go!
This concept depicts several of the elements we are looking to "reload" in one of the action sequences of the game - the infiltration/shootout sequence from the original in which you face many enemy Nazi guards and gun installations! In this particular piece, Rocket Ranger faces Afrika Korps Tiger tanks in the deserts of North Africa. However, MANY other locations set in the jungle, arctic, steppes, airborne and several other environments are planned if we reach the funding requirements!
We are looking to expand these sequences with a ton more interactivity and targets on-screen, as well as added mobility for the Rocket Ranger: you will be able to duck & dodge like in the original, but now also make use of the jetpack (and any special enhancements you might have found!) to hover over the battlefield scenario in order to take out special targets and enemy bosses! We are truly aiming for a classic arcade-like blast-fest with Hollywood-caliber explosions! Yeah!
Defeating enemies in order to infiltrate a base might now also include multiple-waves as well as multiple-depths of Z-axis on-screen progress. Enemies will now be mobile as well as stationary, zig-zag across the screen and dig into more defensive positions - all the while advancing on YOUR position to send the Rocket Ranger packing back to Fort Dix!
We hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into our team's concept art speedpainting techniques. We plan to carry out a LIVE video session for a brand-new piece and will announce it soon - watch and interact as Charles produces another amazing sequence for Rocket Ranger Reloaded!
Other Cool Campaigns We Want To Recommend:
We'd also like to bring attention to a couple of really cool and relevant projects.
First, ReFormation C64 Track Remakes by Matt Gray - a really unique collection of classic Comodore 64 soundtrack remakes!
Finally, a brand-new adventure game by (no introductions necessary!) Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick - Thimbleweed Park!
These are two really awesome retro-style projects that deserve everyone's support and attention! We are cheering for them - Heroes Live Forever!