March 26, 2014

Javi Talks Turrets

Javier GarcĂ­a crafting the new turret

Today we wanted to show you some of the work that our talented developers have been creating and so we asked artist Javier Garcia from the Madrid studio, a few questions about the new turret models for our upcoming iPad game, Tactical Heroes.

Javi, the turrets look awesome! It looks like you worked hard on them. Where did you get the inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from flowers, flamingos and care bears, Hahahaha! I’m kidding. My inspiration comes from movies, comics and sci-fi video games, I like to mix those themes with current military elements to create a style that defines the atmosphere in Tactical Heroes.

What process do you usually follow to craft them? do you draw an initial draft on paper?

First I surf the internet for references and I make a collage with the ideas that have grabbed my attention. Then I make several sketches to find the design the team like the most, I have to admit that this is my favourite part of the process.

After we’re happy with the design, I make more sketches for each of the different levels of the object. When we finish the concept process, we can model it in 3D, paint the texture and place it ingame to see if it fits perfectly with the other elements of the game.

Different turret models

What games are you playing these days?

I am playing several games, because for me they are a great source of inspiration. Moreover, I like to see what things could be applied to our game, so the player can have the best game experience. I play many different kinds of games and on different platforms too.Right now I’m playing Infamous Second Son and the new Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation 4. I am also playing tablet games such as Bastion, the Collectables and of course Tactical Heroes.

The chosen one, by our facebook fans:

Sniper turret

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