Creating a 2d isometric adventure game / where to start?

  • #1, by duchenkukeTuesday, 22. November 2016, 22:37 4 years ago
    Hey guys,

    a few days ago I purchased stasis on steam and I was blown away.
    It combines everything I love such as dark music, creepy atmosphere, and isometric 2d ! smile

    In my opinion, there are way to less games with isometric 2d graphics. It never gets old and is always nice to look at - it's just timeless !

    Long story short - I've seen that stasis has been made with visionaire studio.
    I am new in this forum and I hope it's okay that I just ask this way:

    What software do I need to create 2d backgrounds like stasis has?
    How do I create those images needed in the first place?
    I really don't know where I should get the knowledge about this..

    Any answer that helps me getting started would be much apreciated!

    Kind Regards, Duchenkuke


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  • #2, by afrlmeWednesday, 23. November 2016, 00:01 4 years ago
    Chris uses 3ds Max for all of his images, animations & backgrounds, but you can use any 3D program you like really such as Blender, Cinema4D, etc or even hand draw your own backgrounds in something like Photoshop, Illustrator or Inkscape.

    Other than that, I can't really be of much help as I'm a developer/scripter & have very limited artistic capabilities when it comes to 2D & especially 3D art. There's plenty of blogs on game concept art & youtube tutorial videos available online to get you started though. Just use google to find, research & learn mate - it's often the best approach! wink

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  • #3, by NigecWednesday, 23. November 2016, 11:48 4 years ago
    Sketchup is free, it has "styles" which  can give pleasing images and some nice plugins for rendering, animation even physics... if you've never done 3D its the easiest, if you want a future in 3D look at Blender it can do everything that a top money commercial 3D modeller can.. it does have a steep learning curve however

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  • #4, by duchenkukeWednesday, 23. November 2016, 13:34 4 years ago
    Thank you for your answers ! smile I'll see what I can do. Of course, google is my friend on that, but I didn't know where to start ! Will take a look at sketchup also.. thanks smile

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  • #5, by NigecThursday, 24. November 2016, 15:00 4 years ago
    if you do try Sketchup there is plugins to set the view for you

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