Saturday, January 31, 2015

A little late video and Project Phantasma Report

Here's the AJ video where it is late but is about Phantoms. Good enough for me, even if it is late. |:)
I have completed part 1 of project Phantasma, the eyes. I decided to mostly work on it every week and share it on Saturday.

So here is the notes.

Project Phantasma: Eyes of the Phantom

fig. 1


If you have sketched the eyes of an average phantom (figure 1) you get the concept that because the phantom's pupil and "forehead" are both black, it looks like the forehead is part of the pupil. This gives it an intimidating grumpy/mean look.

But when you play adventures, you assume that this is a game and to your advantage the phantom only sees you when you get into its purple boundaries. This is true, but what if there was a reason why they never saw you before? Maybe they are actually blind?

According to my theory of how Phantoms came to be, they lived in the darkness for a while. I believe, that if this theory is true, that their eyes were accustomed for the dark alone. When they were exposed to the light, their kind became blind and adapted by having four sensor antenna to chase Jammers. Probably the sensors are very weak, for example if it is chasing one Jammer and another one goes by, it ignores it completely and continues to pursue the first. It also may not be able to detect plants, for when a boomseed or a chomper plant is nearby, it does not realize the time to run away.

What about Phantom Kings (figure 3)? They might have the strenght to see, as their bigger mass and size, and follow the Jammer no matter the cause, except for their death.

Thanks for reading my first conclusions. More next week, on Legs.