*gamescom: How Pottery Barn inspired The Unfinished Swan
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

gamescom: How Pottery Barn inspired The Unfinished Swan

7:21 AM on 08.15.2012  ยท  Dale North@DaleNorth
0

Yes, Pottery Barn, the home furnishings store. While showing off some concept art for upcoming PS3 game The Unfinished Swan in a session earlier today during gamescom, Giant Sparrow's Ian Dallas explained how they were having a bit of trouble coming up with the right feel for the game's city chapter, and how a little window shopping fixed that.

Early art for the city stage was mostly black and white, and had a feel too similar to that of the game's first stage (shown in this video). They later came closer to the desired softer feel with some two-tone grey concepts, but it wasn't until one of the design team members visited his local Pottery Barn that it all came together. While walking around the store he found that he liked the soft blues and pinks found in the children's section on products for boys and girls. Now the city chapter features soft, child-like blues, which fits well with the game's storybook feel and is a good counterpoint to the rest of the game. 

It pays to shop around!

\ We've blogged about this before: read (9) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Gamescom #PS3
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Dale NorthFormer Dtoid EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts8200Blogs 50Following30Followers366

I am Destructoid's former Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music. more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

User Avatar
Zerom


Since 5:51 PM on 03.15.2010

User Avatar
mgaudee


Since 1:19 AM on 03.26.2015

jlalande
jlalande


Since 3:03 AM on 10.06.2008

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown


Since 9:11 PM on 12.01.2014

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!