The past 2 weeks have been quite a ride. The beginning of May marks allergy season. There’s nothing like waking up at 4am with my eyes crusted together and having to literally pry them apart. What’s even better is when I was driving to dinner and I ran out of tissues and napkins so I had a dedicated sweatshirt to soak up all my snot as I sneezed up a storm. Fun times! But in the midst of all this allergen madness I have been working hard on creating the first video trailer for The Forbidden Arts.
The idea for the trailer has been simple: to capture the essence of the game within a couple minutes. I worked with my Cousin Spencer on this video as he’s a talented videographer and director. All it took was buying him a Nintendo Switch and a little cash. Good deal, thanks bud. He helped me map out the storyboard for the trailer and directed it for the most part. I had a clear vision of what I wanted: to capture the environments, characters, themes and demonstrate some of the various ways the player can use Pyromancy within the game. I think we hit the nail on the head, but I’m biased of course. In any case, I’m proud to show the trailer as it’s going to be released Monday, May 15.
I also wrote the music for the trailer. In another life I was in a band so it’s still pretty awesome to be able to create music for my games. My office is my own stage; a full venue for an audience of one. I’m not sure if I’ll be writing the music for the actual game as my time is limited as is, but I did have fun writing music for this trailer. I’m a HUGE Zelda fan, so there is no doubt a little inspiration in this piece.
Please check back Monday to view the trailer for The Forbidden Arts. It will be available to view on our Website, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to leave some feedback and I hope you all enjoy the trailer and have a nice week. Until next week!