Flawless Art’s Walk Cycle

I’ve been busy working away on our new hero Art’s walk cycle for our action-RPG The Flawless: Art’s Tale (TFAT).

I think his walk cycle is coming on pretty well. The art-style has improved; still inspired by kids drawings and in monochrome but more detailed. I’ve tried to give him a bit of a stomp and think his cat hood looks pretty cute. He’s carrying a very basic sword which will be upgradable in the game. I’ve been working on loads of different swords each with special perks which I’ll show you guys soon.

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The Flawless: Art’s Tale – Press-Kit

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Description:

Intended for  release on Windows, Linux, Mac, PS4, Nintendo Switch, & XBOX One.

The Flawless: Art’s Tale is a metroidvania action-RPG. Join our young hero, Art, for some epic hack ‘n’ shoot battles, an endearing cast of characters, an unforgettable coming of age story, and a gorgeous hand-drawn art style.

You take control of Art; a twelve year old boy who awakens to find himself alone in a brutal and monochrome world of cats. He is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure where he must save his pet cat ‘Mr Dirty Paws’ and bring colour back to the surreal feline world. Along the way he meets all manner of cats. Some try to use him to do their bidding, some want him dead and use all manner of deception to end his life. Others befriend him and try to help him save Dirty Paws and unleash his Flawless powers. As he is drawn deeper into this strange and complex world it becomes clear that saving Dirty Paws may involve saving the world but is our young hero up to the task!

 

Gameplay:

Our hero Art is a pretty nimble little fella. From the moment he opens his eyes to see the surreal monochrome cat world he can run, jump, dash, and wall jump. His friendly droid FT follows him around as his flying arsenal of ranged weapons. Once Art has a sword he can hack away at enemies and do some cool combos, hack-stab-hack, hack-kick-hack up, you get the picture. Most of the swords Art finds deal more damage to organic enemies whilst FT’s guns do more damage to mechanical enemies making them the perfect duo. In the surreal world of cats there aren’t just organic and mechanical enemies, oh no! There are organic enemies wearing mechanical armour, mechanical baddies with organic internals and brains, machines that wear other living beings as armour. This is a strange and deadly world and Art and FT must work together to overcome the plethora of threats facing them.

As well as the hack ‘n’ shoot lifestyle that Art and FT must adopt they also need to explore the world. Exploration on the isometric world map will uncover new areas, characters to talk to, side quests, and loot. Art can travel to a number of towns where he can help the locals, buy supplies, and do all manner of side activities. Once Art and FT have cleared out the enemies from an area they can explore the area using Art’s  moves; jumping holes, climbing cliffs, dashing over spike pits to uncover hidden treasure and quest items.

 

Features:
  • Hack organic enemies with our young hero Art’s vast array of swords.
  • Shoot mechanical enemies and armour with Art’s sidekick droid’s guns.
  • Huge skill tree, feel truly powerful as you level up and upgrade your skills.
  • Upgradable swords with unique special moves.
  • Use metroidvania elements to double jump, dash, and wall jump your way to secret areas.
  • Meet a huge cast of cats and other creatures.
  • Uncover an epic story of greed, tragedy, and war.
  • Explore a vast brutal world of cats.
  • Craft attachments for swords and armour from foraged elements.
  • Fight epic boss battles using the skills you have developed.
  • Be immersed in the original soundtrack by Electric fan Death.

The Flawless is on its Way

After a long stint working on a number of projects for other studios and developing a few prototypes for future projects we are back to building our action-RPG ‘The Flawless: Art’s Tale’ from its prototype. Everything from the art-style to the gameplay has been refined and improved from play tester feedback and we’ll be letting you have a look and visit the Flawless world very soon.

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Maybot Run Out Now and On the BBC

The political satirical endless runner we made with Bloodline Games Ltd is finally out on Steam,  & Itch.io. and has been featured on BBC Sunday Politics.

In Maybot Run you play as the British prime minister as she attempts to run, shoot, jump, and slide her way to dystopia. The game is tongue in cheek and filled with some ridiculous moments; from homeless-missiles, to brown Brexit bottoms, to Maggy Thatcher ridding in a dragster coffin there’s plenty to laugh at.

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