Look, I’m a wilderness guy. Put me in an old forest of ancient trees covered in moss, and I’m about as happy as it gets. My favorite moments even in games are spent wandering around in the spaces between civilization. So when I say that this mockup is the one I’m most excited about so far, it means something!
It’s also the one that has possibly taken me the longest, and has been a huge struggle. (Fountains are freaking impossible!) But I couldn’t be more happy with this–it’s starting to feel like a game.
A few towns are planned for The Waking Cloak, each with a different aesthetic, but this is a piece of the main one (as of yet unnamed). Between talking to townsfolk, shopping, getting amulets appraised, being summoned by the mayor/king, and exploring nooks and crannies, you’ll probably spend a fair bit of time here!
Finally, here’s a gif of me flailing around and trying a bunch of different stuff as I developed the look and feel. I spent a horrifying amount of time working on that wall.
In one sketch, “Celebrity Family Feud: Time Travel Edition,” Styles
was called upon to play a young Mick Jagger, with Styles hilariously
embellishing the Rolling Stones singer’s trademark mannerisms.
Kenan Thompson’s Steve Harvey complimented Jagger’s solo output, the
singer responded, “Solo? Why would anyone in a successful band go solo?
That is insane,” a nod to the (temporary?) dissolution of Styles’ One
The “Celebrity Family Feud” bit was one of three sketches that the singer and burgeoning actor appeared in as Styles planted the seeds for a potential SNL hosting/musical guest double duty spot in the not-to-distant future.