I've been keeping this schtum for a while but the latest game I've been working on is actually 'Rebuild 2'.
If you haven't heard of Rebuild, it's a brilliant Zombie strategic survival game by Northway games. It's been played by squillions of people and is still in the top 40 on Newgrounds.
They started working on the second one recently and were looking for an artist. Frankly I loved the first game a lot, and after playing it (for a long, long time) I actually had already envisualised what it would look like with my art stamped all over it, so this was a dream job for me.
Despite the gameplay being top notch, the first game's graphics were a little too simple and it seemed like they wanted to take the game to a darker place visually this time. That's where I've stepped in.

Have to say Sarah Northway has been great to work with. She's definitely a smart cookie and knows exactly how to manage this thing well as well as being constantly supportive and generous with the compliments. Made this first collaboration for me relaxing and stress-free.

Many fans of the first game showed concern that the second game would be a little too heavy if it featured the same variety of gore as I've used in the Insanity games. With that in mind we decided to go with a more cartoon-esque look.





We've both been getting various influences, her from The Walking Dead books, I myself have been heavily influenced by the work of Beksinski recently, so expect to see a bit of his stuff in the work I do.

Only the final end of game images will feature anything as nasty as what you can see in The Insanity games.





One bonus is the new customized character screen that features photorealistic art for each 'survivor'. We've scanned in all our faces for the game so you'll actually be able to see our ugly mugs as a 'leader' or 'scavenger' etc . I think I look pretty cool with a shotgun in one hand, cowboy hat and an old grey moustache.
Anyway, I'm excited and working my buttcheeks off to get the visuals to a level where they truly add another dimension to this already fantastic game.

Comments (14)

On 4:34 PM , Trent Sterling said...

Wow, what an amazing look! Reminds me of Fallout 1/2 with the gritty isometric artwork. Good job!

 
On 1:12 PM , EvilKris said...

Glad you like what you see so far!

 
On 8:37 PM , Chris said...

This is going to be so cool....

 
On 4:12 PM , RoseDragon said...

Wow, amazing work! Somehow the non cartoonic non vector work makes it feel not like rebuild but this should also add originality to the sequel. Now.. I wonder how big the game will be.

 
On 11:59 PM , Anonymous said...

when is it going to be done i'm going freaking crazy!!!!! i really really wanna play it!!!!!!!!11

 
On 12:56 PM , EvilKris said...

The gameplay is in it's final testing phases and the artwork will probably be about another month till completion

 
On 3:23 AM , Anonymous said...

sweet the first rebuild i beat every way thanks i need something new 2 play

 
On 10:03 PM , Anonymous said...

really want to play this!!!!!
I also completed every way on the first one, but on normal/medium, nightmare was too difficult for me, great artwork

 
On 4:48 AM , EvilKris said...

Just working on the last couple of ending scenes right now then that's just about it for the game by the sounds of things. It should be out by the end of September.
Thanks for appreciating the artwork (oh so you're the one!)

 
On 5:53 AM , Anonymous said...

Looks awesome, can't wait for it, I wonder if it'll be as hard as the first one, I could beat that one on hard pretty easily, but can't survive 20 days in nightmare.

 
On 6:18 AM , Jed said...

when is it coming out

 
On 12:06 AM , EvilKris said...

The release date is out of our hands now. It's been sponsored by the chaps from Dead Frontier so it's up to them. Probably within the next week or so, fingers crossed.

 
On 8:11 PM , A Rebuild 2 Fan said...

Nice graphics and one of the best games of 2011!

 
On 9:44 PM , EvilKris said...

Thanks,brother!

 
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