So we needed a little help from our friends and brought in Afsoon Shahriari to do some concept art. The initial idea was to use a random venue, a bit like the Maniac Mansion but then I thought, why don’t we model it after our favourite venue in the world? And the name transformed from Loco Mansion to Locomotion signifying the heavily animated spirit the story entails, or the train it/he has to catch.
Ben Rittmann had already done some wonderful pixel art for that matter:
So we know there’s going to be a Victorian ghost in there, just still figuring out what it’s all gonna be about! It will probably have broad Geordie accent! And should it be cartoony on the cover or not? What would you do with it?
Another thing that need to be decided is should you select a playing character in the beginning or 3 out of the lot like good old Maniac Mansion.