Crazy week in the new 8-bit Studio office. We had to buy a lot of things to equip our study, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and several tables and chairs for our art department, that is getting bigger and bigger.

Right now we have half of the team working full time, focusing on the art pre-production phase. Soon we’ll introduce to you our new addition, Miki Company, 3D environment artist that will model the maps and place them into UDK to be used during the game.

Last week we had to eat in restaurants daily, because we had not yet equipped kitchen. Now we can bring food from home or buy it in a nearby supermarket and cook it right here! We are checking what is the diet of each worker, which basically consists of coffee, rice, coffee, some pizza and a little more coffee. I woudn´t be surprised if we see one of our modelers climbed onto the roof one of these days.

We finally have the keys of our new office!. Today was a crazy Friday in which we have gathered all the workers in the art department for cleaning, fighting against dust and mount our first furniture. As you can see, we have almost nothing, just a few chairs and tables, but we’ve had a great day and now we know each other a little better.

Next week we´ll start working full time. I will be in London attending the Mobile Games Forum 2013, where I hope to make several interesting contacts and find out about the technologies that will come in the future in game development, so I don´t know what I will find when I come back.

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One of the motivational comics I’ve drawn to encourage our staff to come and clean our new office and assemble IKEA furniture.

 

Time to make some drawings to define parts of the Khärn warrior armor. David did a great job specifying some of the designs that you can see in the first sketch. Our peaceful friend, as you can see, is ideally equipped for war, with metal parts that probably stole one  time in a distant battlefield.

 

Kharn Warriors do not have the level of technology needed to shape the metal, they are only interested to tear enemies and eat their insides! So after every battle they wander among the corpses searching for interesting weapons and armor pieces.

Anyway, an average-sized Khärn warrior could only use a sword belonging to another race  as a toothpick.

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