Monday, July 27, 2009
As an assignment, I will be creating concept art for a video game idea I came up with. The game is called Strength of Purpose and is a RPG (roleplaying game) where the player controls a samurai.
"It is the seventeenth century in feudal Japan. A defensive battle against barbarian invaders has recently come to an end. Hundreds of samurai fought for their homeland. Three survived. Although victorious, the warrior class is now on the verge of extinction.
Omura, Takeda and Kyogu are the last of their kind. They are determined to save the their culture and wish to seek the wisdom of an ancient hermit. This man is said to be the most powerful being to have ever lived, and the three samurai are about to begin their journey up the most feared mountain on earth in order to find him.
Should the adventurers overcome the horrors that are waiting for them, they will not only discover powerful magic, but will also learn of a heroic destiny that has yet to be fulfilled..."
That would be the premise for the singleplayer game. By the end, the player will have learned that the characters are establishing a new samurai academy, and will be rebuilding the army (but this time with warriors who imbue their fighting skills with magic).
In multiplayer, the players would be able to create their own custom samurai, as students of the academy from the singleplayer game. It would be completely based on 1 vs 1 dueling and would have a ladder ranking system. Players can compete for new upgrades for their characters.
And finally, the first piece of concept art. More coming soon.