Bear Essentials & Deep Winter
I was very much smitten with the idea of an animal character that wanted to get ready for winter, so looking at my old code for Colony (the original name for
it occurred to me that a parallax scrolling game with a bird migrating south for winter might have some, ahem, wings.
The next logical step was to test out a mockup, as per this image (sprite design liberated from Duck Hunt):
Right away, I saw a disconnect between the cute, cartoony main sprite and the stark realism of the scenery, which triggered the idea of making
a wilderness survival game instead.
And thus the concept for Deep Winter was first laid out!
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