UPDATE 10/OCT/2013: Updated the info a lil' and filled the art section some more.
So, here's the thing: after working on quite a bunch of board games as an illustrator, I decided to roll up my sleeves and do one of my own! Or better yet, a collaboration with Level 99 Games
, with me and Brad Talton (L99's overlord, and creator of board games like BattleCON and Pixel Tactics) working together on the gameplay, and me handling the lore (world, characters, etc) and artwork.
I've always been a big fan of mecha anime, like Gundam, Gaogaigar, TTGL, Getter Robo, etc. Also, it kinda upsets me that us westerns aren't getting much mecha-themes videogames, SPECIALLY the Super Robot Taisen series! I know, licensing's a b*tch, but there's no excuse for the Original Generation spin-offs!
So we started a project of our own, called Frame Wars! This is a combat board game featuring giant robots beating the living crap outta one another (if that alone doesn't get your attention, then I friggin' give up). There's not much to show yet in terms of gameplay, but expect the core engine (if we can call it that) to be similar to action games like "Armored Core" or the land stages of "Kid Icarus Uprising" (shut up, that game's awesome), but on a board, and with cards. All in all, we're expecting to deliver something fast-paced, dynamic, and with quite a bit of customization. All this while trying to keep the game as accessible to everyone as possible (wishful thinking, I know). I mean, who wants to show a game to a friend, only to have said friend scared by all the components layed out on the table? I sure as hell don't!
Don't expect to build your own mech from scratch (lol, so much for Armored Core), BUT do expect a variety of Frames (name for the game's robots, for those who didn't get it, yet) to choose from AND customize with weaponry and/or abilities. The whole roster will be revealed in due time, but for now here are the 2 main characters, and their respective frames:
Jayden Sanders / US-M6Q3 Abraham-J
Goichi/Go Matsuda / S-014 Ri-Zento Punisher
(Final arts for Jayden and Abraham-J are outdated, but I'll take care of it!)
Other concepts and artworks:
So yeah, this is the personal project that has been taking a big chunk of my time. I sure hope it pays off, and by that I mean I hope you guys end up liking it. Don't be afraid to ask any questions, and stay tuned for more updates!!!