Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

Unearthed Update: January 7th (Plants)

Work continues on with environmental sprites for Unearthed! This weekend I decided to roll up my sleeves and get crackin’ on some plants, herbs, and spices. My first draft involved some basic plants that I adapted from GBA and Genesis games.




I was a little hesitant about the look of the top row, but the bottom row consists of the (close to) final sprites for Iaso Root, Seymorian Ivy and Panacea. All I need to do is add the generic EarthBound drop shadow and they are good to go.

Next up, I played with some designs for the healing herbs found throughout Unearthed. I settled on the ones seen below, and made a rainbow of colours to represent the different iterations. I’ll probably pick the best four instead of using all of them, with my personal preference being green, purple, black, and light blue.




I’m going to continue my work throughout the week, with hopes of having all the herbalism sprites complete by next Monday. It should be fun!

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Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer