Ley Lines was chosen as one of the two games (the other being Child No More) that will have a cinematic created specifically for it. So, we have the joys of working together as one huge art team to make a small (but impressive) snippet!
Roselyn Troche (lead)
Ashley Lawrynowicz (lead)
Kelly Rodak (lead)
Alex Papanicolaou (lead)
KC Brady (lead)
Claire Rice (lead)
Steffen Vala (lead)
Brian Kortbus (lead)
The Ley Lines team chose to go for an ending cinematic to give a better feeling of story and resolution to the end of the player's journey. This cinematic takes place directly after Vala has purified the last crystal in the temple, ending her battle with the Grand Centipede.
For our cinematic proposal, we mocked up some storyboard panels on the whiteboard and took some pictures to help the art track get a clear idea of what our project would be all about. For our first iteration of these storyboards, our Lead Layout Artist Ashley timed them out in a video beforehand so we could get a better idea of timing, panning, and the like.
Our cinematic is currently mapped out to last approximately 37 seconds. Though these are our first round of storyboards, we slapped on some values and gradients to get a better semblance for mood and for our light effects to register far better.
And that's it for our first update!