This is going to be my very first game concept and story. I came up with this idea when we got the tasks handed in. I always enjoy creating stories which could have a deeper meaning and make you something learn from it. A story with a lesson and and deeper thoughts in it might make people relate to it, which could make them more attached to the game.
When I just created this character I felt really attached to it because I really liked her personality and the person she was – someone who is reserved but will do anything and fight for the people she loves.
The atmosphere of the game would have been really fast, energetic and exciting, because she would have ridden a motorcycle and would have travelled with it exploring new places. It also had to be the main icon of her, which would define and explain her personality.
However, I wasn’t allowed to make her have a motorcycle, and I recently realised why – I wouldn’t have to make the jumping and walk cycles and it would have been too easy.
Perhaps it doesn’t sound like an important detail, but for me it was and it meant quite a lot to my story. Because of that I’ve decided to change my whole character and story into something different.
Here is the concept art for my character and the game story behind the pictures:
She’s a sporty and daredevil looking character. Her name is Lea. She has a scar on her face and a bunch of tattoos on her arms.
Back in the day she used to be an innocent and naive girl. She was living with her father far in the mountains and forests. The view from their wooden house was incredible.
Her dad, Adrien, was a member of a mafia group. However, he wasn’t a bad guy, just the fate pushed him this way. He loved his daughter more than anything else and would do anything for her. Lea was everything he had since the mother was kidnapped by other mafia gang for a blackmail. Sadly, after a certain amount of money paid they never returned her. Adrien went furious, and him with his other group members went to fight them. However, the other gang was bigger than expected and Adrien had no other choice than to leave his members and run away so no one could find him. He knew they were all going to get killed. Of course, he felt sorrowful for his betrayal, but daughter was his main priority. So Adrien with Lea travelled to a God’s forgotten place, where the only living were them, animals and the nature itself.
Lea didn’t know his dad was involved in any of
this. Adrien was making his best hiding everything and that his daughter is living a peaceful life. The father taught her a lot of different things, from reading to fighting, since Adrien used to be a professional boxer. Also, dad knew how to build a lot of things. The last thing he was building was a motorbike which put his all heart in. ‘After I finish this and you grow older you’ll go up those hills going so fast as the flying wind, looking at all this beauty of our nature and feeling like you own the world.’
However, a day came when the peace was destroyed.
The mafia gang came back. They needed Adrien because he knew some important information that they needed. They came at night and took the father. Lea tried to help and fight them back, but she was too weak, and she got a scar on her face when one of the members attacked her with a knife.
17 years old she was left alone in the woods. They destroyed their furniture and the house, took everything that was precious to them. One thing they’ve left was the motorbike dad just finished building, which was at the small cabin a bit further away from their house. She wanted to bring her dad back, so she went on a journey back to the dark city sitting on the only thing her dad has left – the motorbike dad has put all the heart in.
Here we can see I’ve already started working with the Illustrator and doing the colouring. I still wasn’t decided which colours I wanted to use, but at the moment the red hair colour seemed the best colour to match her brave personality.
The idea of city environment and fighting I got from the game called ‘Final Fight’ which I did the research on. I think the game atmosphere, background and palettes of this game would have looked similar to mine.