This is the final piece in the series of avatars I've made for Flypso. That means we have decided, at least tentatively, what all five races will be. I've written notes, some history, and many scraps of ideas for each one. My least favourite of them all has to be the Teg. Tegs are the … Continue reading Teg Avatar
Our game could have included only invented races as Ryzom does, but we decided that for our particular idea it would make sense to include humans too. The problem is, once you've been inventing these cool looking creatures with interesting features and abilities, humans start to look pretty dull and ordinary. Besides our big brains and … Continue reading The Dreaded Human
At first it was difficult to picture an aquatic race that didn't look hideous or cliche. I wanted them to be likeable and civilized, not some kind of frilly slimy monster. I think most people would agree that salamanders are pretty cute and I don't recall having seen too many salamander inspired humanoid races before, so that … Continue reading Creating the Hy’lox
The Arborean was the first, and easiest playable race I designed for Flypso. They are the "elves" of the flypso universe. Quick, agile, sophisticated, deeply protective of the forest, compassionate and caring but somewhat snobbish, etc. However, it was the most challenging in some ways. I wanted a tree dwelling mammal with a primate body, but I … Continue reading Creating the Arborean
Flypso is the working title of the game that Tux and I are developing together. It's a browser based MMORPG. At this point we are very, very early in development and there is little more than a domain name and some artwork along with a lot of brainstorming and notes. I will be sure to post … Continue reading What is Flypso?
My first game development task was to come up with four unique playable races. I decided to work with an evolution theme, imagining what kind of civilized people might have evolved on earth from different branches of the animal kingdom, had it not been primates. One of my favourite races that came out of this process … Continue reading Creating the Ornithite