Ashes of Babel - First Light


Author Comments

Some concept art for the intro stage to Ashes of Babel.

Since the game's primary theme is "climbing", the intro area begins by placing the player in a hole. Hopefully the single light at the top is enough for players to instinctively seek it. The partially collapsed bits will need to be carefully arranged to force players to utilize all the basic climbing and platforming mechanics, but the intro area will at least provide a safe place for the player to experiment with the controls.

I really want to avoid "set piece" areas like this, but I feel that it's necessary to have a little control over the player's experience at least in the first few moments. Once players step outside; they'll be in the harsh world and need to figure out the rest on their own.

I'll have to also put in a "skip tutorial" feature for multiple playthroughs/restarts, but players should go through the intro at least once without feeling as if the game is "preaching" to them. The goal with this section is primarily to teach the player the controls as intuitively as possible and secondarily to provide a contrast with the harsher outside environment.


She's my favorite character of yours, all the stuff you've posted that has to do with her is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!

I read the Author Comments, and now I'm really intrigued by this Ashes of Babel thing. Can't wait to see it. Great pic, the lighting is done absolutely stunningly. Keep it up.

I like your "Ashes of Babel" artwork the most. Great job c:

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DeliciousOrange responds:

Thanks! I look forward to posting more sometime soon.

the sun iz too shiny.GO AWAY SHINY THING!hup.(me threw somethin at it.0w0)

DeliciousOrange responds:

Waking up is hard to do.

That glowing hair

DeliciousOrange responds:

Her hair is quite luminous.

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4.49 / 5.00

Jan 1, 2013
4:52 AM EST
File Info
562 x 1000 px
68.4 KB

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