10 great pieces of art

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Last Tuesday our art director Pascal went all traditional as he took up his old markers and brush pens! He did this to create ten original drawings for the winners of the text message contest. You’re…

Creating a character

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Creating an adventure game like Cross of the Dutchman involves the creation of many different characters. In previous articles, we’ve demonstrated how the creation process takes place, however this article takes a more detailed view at…

Converting concept art to 3D art #2

Farmer wraparound

Two weeks ago we revealed the first 3D art in this post. In the meantime we revealed more 3D art on our ambassadors forum and last week we finished up all of the assets needed for…

Weather conditions in CotD

Weather conditions: rain

We did a lot of research in order to make our game look like it is really set in medieval Friesland. We already demonstrated lot of elements featuring these characteristics like buildings, characters, ships, landscapes, etc. One thing…

Converting concept art to 3D art

Inn model

It’s been almost two weeks now since Ronald -our 3D artist- started working here at Triangle. We didn’t give him much time to adapt to his new work area. Well, we gave him a few days…

Designing the Villages

village asset sheets

Earlier this week, we posted information about our source for visual inspiration, de Tresoor. In this article, we’re expanding that vision, and will show you how we are designing the villages and towns that are featured…

References for CotD’s game world

De Tresoor by Rien Poortvliet

We’ve read them all. All the Books, Fan-sites and Wikipedia articles about Pier, the 16th century, weapons and so on. But none of those were able to give us a good picture of what the world…

Picture of the week #1

Picture of the Week #1

We’re ending the week on a different note, with our first Picture of the week article. This week, our victim is Pascal who was “willing” to pose for us while drawing the art piece for yesterday’s article. Who…

Designing Arum

Designing Arum

Creating a comprehensive game world is the most important aspect of a videogame like CotD. The objective voor Triangle Studios is not only to create a world that is nice to look at, but resembles the…

Designing a Hero

Creating a Hero; Great Pier

The hero of our story, Great Pier (or Grutte Pier Donia like he was called in Frisia) was the kick-off of the design process for the game. We wanted to have an idea of what Pier…