Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

Unearthed Update: February 25th (Birdmen)

After a couple months of essentially designing scenery, I decided it was time to try my hand at some NPCs. With the Grel and Morg already designed, the next logical step seemed to be the Birdmen. There were some earlier attempts at birdmen created by some very talented spriters, but I thought they looked a little too much like the flying men from Earthbound.

birdmenresizeI decided to go in a slightly different direction with my designs, and ended up with something a bit more rotund and decidedly closer to Radiostorm’s original sketches. Although not completely finished, I would say these sprites are about 9/10ths of the way there.

birdman5I am very open to feedback regarding these designs! Please comment below if you have any comments or ideas regarding these fine, feathered folk.

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Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer