Less than 1 week –
30+ hrs/week –
Accomplished fiction writer with a talent for gothic sci-fi fantasy needed for story and character development for upcoming mobile game.
Story Theme & Setting:
Sprawling Tokyo metropolis set just a few years into the future... for example 2020. Think Neo Tokyo meets Constantine (the movie) and Gotham City.
Antagonists & Heroes:
Fallen Angels in human form battle with Demonic forces to take control of Tokyo city as they fight for control over some magical power (yet to be determined). Whoever controls the power controls the city!
Standing in their way are a league of samurai made from Humans and Angels who fight together to stop both sides from gaining power.
The following faction’s battle –
1. Fallen Angels in human and supernatural forms
2. Demonic forces in demon and human forms
3. Human samurai and their Angel counterparts
Characters are a mix of Asian and International characters living in Tokyo. They have an edgy, sexy, look that works in a Neo Tokyo style supernatural setting.
Main references, think “Blade & Soul” (sexy, modern elements, Asian style) meets “League of Legends” (grungy, modern elements, international characters) meets "Constantine" (movie).
“DMC - Devil May Cry” is also a valid reference for super natural elements and grunge. Other references include “Soul Calibre” and “Constantine”(movie).
IMPORTANTLY - Samurai have more potential for interesting character design when the ’Samurai’ term is a bit broader to include stuff like cool, grungy, sexy anime style characters with swords and makeshift weapons.
Although not directly relevant, Kill Bill does this well in the context of the movie setting, matching the Bride (modern take on Samurai) against O-Ren Ishii (traditional take on Samurai) with both characters at opposite ends of the spectrum.
So too with the Tokyo setting, which has scope to include characters from all walks of life, some with tradition, others not, some from the lower classes of society, others from the upper echelons and privileges… all coming together to battle over Tokyo.
In this universe, we will also include a supernatural fantasy element for some of the characters special attacks or weapons, for example flaming swords, energy blasts and flying daggers etc.
Blade & Soul, League of Legends, DMC – Devil May Cry, Soul Calibre, Constantine, Hellsing Ultimate.
Sexy, grungy Neo Tokyo
Character Design -
In addition to finalizing the back story, we need to create 30 compelling and memorable characters split between the 3 factions. They should include foot soldiers, high ranking soldiers/assassins, mini-bosses and bosses split between -
o 10x Demons
o 10x Fallen Angels
o 10x Human Heroes and Angel (in Human form) helpers
[split between 8 humans and 2 angels]
The key is to create strong characters based on tropes that suit card collectible games – they must be over stated and immediately recognizable in regards to their faction, overall character traits and attack style.
Further, the idea of a mix of lower and upper class characters is compelling, including the use of traditional, modern and makeshift weapons (depending in the characters origin story).
Can discuss additional details on skype call.
Key goals are to nail the story summary and pull together a proposed character lineup with simple bios/origin stories for each.
We have done some initial character studies and will provide the winning freelancer with environmental and character visuals to help get them in the zone!!! ;)
Timing is important for this, want to get started and complete the initial sketches asap.