Friday, June 8, 2018

Traffic Knight - "Dead End"

This guy we both had a lot of fun thinking up. With our urban theme we're taking a lot of inspiration from everyday items that you find in a city, and streetlights presented an opportunity for a very interesting fight mechanic. You find him at red standing still, and if you get too close his mace turns green and he sprint towards you with a rush of quick and viscous strikes. After some time however the light turns yellow and he slows down, using much more powerful yet telegraphed moves. At red he stops completely, giving you a brief opening to catch your breath before the cycle repeats. To make this fight more unpredictable we also throw in random red lights to throw off his timings and to keep you on your toes.

We want this to be one of the more memorable / challenging enemies that you encounter in our city, someone that you would want to stay clear of if you were low on energy or supplies. Big inspirations for this character were Pyramid Head from Silent Hill and the knights from Dark Souls. Perhaps  you can see them in the concept art below.

The name "Dead End" was suggested by Twitter user @xxbombcreeper. However perhaps you can think of a cool name as well? Either way, let us know what you think of the design!

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