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Saturday, 30 October 2010

BLOG: Visual Inspiration

Alright, with Real Game gone, there's a huge void. I don't like it. It makes me sad. So, I've been thinking about something to replace it with; another story and I've been looking for things to inspire me. However, that's just a bit hard. Really hard.

 So, I've been looking at many things such as music, words and stuff but the thing is visual aids is my most influential thing. Stunning visuals inspire me massively and the most inspiring thing that I've been exposed to is the visuals in the game ENSLAVED: ODYSSEY TO THE WEST; they're are pretty darn amazing. The awesome post-apocalyptic world is huge and stunningly beautiful and the way to flow through it is something that I'm quite inspired by. The fact the great city of New York can lie in ruin around you and you don't even know what it is. As well as the fact it's become a massive jungle of vegetation and a landscape that one can only describe as "green". Everything New York isn't in present day.

 Then I got Fable 3...

 Again, the visuals are stunning bringing to life the Kingdom of Albion, from the very singular bricks of the castle to the trees of Snowy Mistpeak and so far (although, I've not completed the game) the story is awesome. Got to love swords, magic and muskets. That sort of fantasy story is always an awesome thing to do. Like Final Fantasy XIII.

So I'm pretty much toying with the idea of a post apocalyptic (inspired by the visuals in ENSLAVED) fantasy (inspired by the visuals and story in Fable 3) story. I'm going to look into it.

 So, what have we learned from this? I've learned that I take most my inspiration from images; things that I see inspire me massively, so I'm going to look out for that sort of stuff now. I'll also use music and stuff but visual stimuli are my thing I think.

Anyway, just throwing the idea out there, comment about it. CIASSOU!


  1. I'd have to say I'm the same. AC2 really got me into writing about something that I imagined happening with similar architecture.

    Enslaved really does look quite pretty, but the demo really put me off the game, it felt far too patronising. And to be honest Fable 3 disappointed me a little. The first half is brilliant but I'd rather forget parts of the end.

    Almost all the ideas I come up with have a post-apocalyptic element to them. Part of me thinks they're over-used now, part of me sees it as an opportunity to create something that I otherwise couldn't. Only recently did I realise that I could probably write a space-related thing, since it's I could just go crazy with ideas.

    Have you ever played Fallout 3? That was a fairly big inspiration for me, as if time stood still yet also carried on, it's probably the reason post-apocalyptic sounds so good to me.

  2. Never actually have yet Dave wasn't too sure on Fallout, I lied I have played it once it was just Slow... really slow and dull I couldn't hack it.