SimGuruGraham has just announced that the winner of the “Pick an Art Style” survey is Style B! The stuff pack’s art direction will be focused on “down to earth and home-y” items. The next vote starts May 18th, and that vote will determine objects and clothing.
Voting was intense – but Style B edged out a win. While the image you see above already looks lovely, our concept artists have a lot of work ahead of them to create even more art before we get to the Objects & Clothing Vote that starts on May 18th. They’ll be generating more room views, and many more pieces of clothing, to help create what you’ll play with in this pack.
When the Objects & Clothing Vote starts, you’ll be voting on your favorite individual assets to have them included in the pack. Let me explain how this will work…
For Objects, take a look at the room view shown above. We’ll separate all of the objects in that room… the sink, the rug, the ottoman, the window, etc… and you’ll vote for a certain number of them that you want to have included in the pack. There will be additional room views and objects drawn between now and May 18th so that you’ll have a wider selection to choose from.
For Clothing, take a look at the woman in the image shown above. We’ll separate all of the things that she’s wearing… in that piece of concept art she has 1 full body asset (her dress), 1 necklace accessory, 2 bracelet accessories, 1 pair of socks, and 1 pair of shoes. If you want everything that she’s wearing, you’d actually be voting for 6 different assets. You can see how those numbers can add up quickly, so it’s important to consider how each piece that you vote for will add to your game. And again, you’ll have many more pieces of clothing and accessories to select from by the time voting begins.
In the meantime, please continue sharing your thoughts on this project here in the forums. We’ll jump in with updates on our progress, as well as participating in many of the exciting discussions that are taking place!