Underworld Ascendant: “Authored Look” Revealed


OtherSide Entertainment posted another Stygian Sentinel update a few days ago, which gives us our first official look at the authored look art style that art director Nate Wells has been pushing for the project:

In Nate’s own words: “I want to recapture a retro sense of fantasy, fantasy the way our inner child remembers it. For Underworld Ascendant, I thought, ‘What if the world bore the authorship of a tabletop game?’ Think of the old lead figures, the miniature play fields. What if the game used that philosophy of everything looking and being hand-crafted? Natural, man-made. All of it looks like it was sculpted by an artist.”

We gave backers an early glimpse before, but these latest shots show the first look at creatures in this style. Specifically, some of Underworld Ascendant‘s bony undead.

You can get a look at one of the game’s skeletons above. The overall art style that OtherSide seems to be shooting for is that of tabletop miniatures, which is a nice aesthetic to be aiming for if they can capture it. I don’t quite think they’re at that point yet, however.