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The Ideas for the Game World

With the world i want being similar to our world it means that things can be adapted from existing things, The weapons that they use to kill the triffids are really interesting. These to have been changed in various adaptations of the story. Image

This is the triffid gun from the 1980s BBC series, this gun fired large spinning disks as described in the book but it is quite inaccurate and bulky, for my ideas i wanted to create a weapon that is fired more like a rifle. with a clip that allows the user to reload in clips intsted of loading one disk at a time. Loading one at a time would be scary if an army of triffids are coming at you (would be like fighting an army of zombies with a gun that only shoots one bullet). So i thought about this when designing the weapon. with the ammo i wanted to stick true to the book which describes the ammo as small metal disks, cross’s or boomerangs so i wanted to keep them the same.

Below are the sketches for the Anti-Triffid Gun (ATG) and its ammo

ImageI wanted the gun to be mechanical and not battery. So i added in a draw back ratchet to the front of the gun which is used to spin the disks to the right speed. I got the idea for that style from the Ripsaw Nerf Gun here is a video of how it works  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgo6gH7d4A0

This project will be heavily based around creating the main characters of the novel but i didnt want to just forget about the rest of the game world that i will be creating the characters for. So i wanted to think about the sort of things that would be in the world as a result of the triffids coming about. The oil companies all switched from traditional oil to triffid oil so would have changed their names, i have come up with some logos to which the company could have adopted. In the sketch below are some concepts i have drawn up for some things in the game. Image

I have called the company Triff-Co

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Also in the sketches i have added some other pieces like how i think the Face masks that the triff-ologist need to wear to stop getting stung by the triffids. This mask is a wire mesh front to stop the whip of the triffid, the rest of the helmet is designed on war helmets of the time to protect the wearer.

These are some ideas for the title

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With the title i wanted to get the sort of 1950s horror film feel, the classic colors then for this style was red and yellow with a bold background, i feel i really hit the nail on the head with the 3rd one down.