About three and half years ago, while I was working on a project to break from modding into full-on indie development (which fell apart gradually because I am hardly leadership material) my then partner and I started a original story seperate and aside from that. We were hoping to join our expertise to produce a series of a small audio-dramas set in an original sci-fi universe of our creation. We involved a number of our friends into writing process and as a perliminary cast.
However then I finished my B.A. and decided it was time to "have a change in scenery". My partner was not going to follow me, for variety of reasons, but we were able to split somewhat amicably (amazingly). But it ended the project right there; Like many projects born out of relationship, it stopped when the relationship ended.
However recently I "got the band back together" and an agreement has been reached that most of the material that was worked on, has been finished and full creative control will be passed to me.
And on the basis of these materials, I intend to go ahead and try to create a new, original project that will be released in far future. Codename Pendragon
And I want to start it right here on HLP.
Enought of my private life: What is right now in demand?Assets from concept art to fully build models for the "Mechanosphere":
An important aspect of Pendragon
's universe is to create an "artificial wildneress" fromed across millenia. Civilisations have risen and fallen in the dark ages before humans arrived from the Milky Way, and most have left behind autonomous creations - which then by themselves by chance and interaction, interconnected in a way similar to how life developed into fully formed ecosystems. These range from rodent-sized drones that till soil and grow biofuel plants for more advanced machines, "hives" of airplane-sized drones that collect raw materials across star systems, to giant "mechanical space whales" that consume asteroids to sustain their internal mechanisms and grow.
Variety is requirement here, not uniformity - and outlandish and alien desings are greatly appricated. Think of games like Mega Man Legends
and Horizont: Zero Dawn
I am not look for frim commitments right now, but any contribution is appricated! Also I will not hold you to keep your work exclusve to Pendragon
Concept art for characters and locations for the principal group of protagonists:The Royal Guard of the Braemer Dynasty:
After the Commonwealth fell in the war against the Engimabuilders, Artemios Braemer led a mutiny against the leadership of the Commonwealth remants; Braemer declared the war had been finished after the Engimabuilders seized hostilities (a fact the Commonwealth remants would only later realize). While the muniteer's fleet was small, their Commonwealth-build warships were far superior to anything local governments and pirate lords to field. Following the munity, Braemer estalbished his own small empire from a few worlds - now known as the Empire under the Azure Star.
That was seven centuires ago, and the Braemer dynasty has faded from prominence while the Empire transitions into a Republic - maintaining the monarchy in name only. However the throne still holds a strange attraction to many, and the Royal Guard watches closely over all those who desire the office of Emperor.
Unlike work on the Mechanosphere, I would like to keep work here behind closed doors.
What does the existence of Pendragon
mean for Freespace projects?
Nothing. I am working off my project according to my internal scheudle and they actually build on each other (e.g. Vega must burn
is packaging a number of FREDing problems I need to be solved for other projects in an format that can be released seperately). All their results will eventually lead into Pendragon
naturally. Meanwhile I get to play with all the random ideas that don't fit in the confines of the Freespace universe.