Hi StarFam! Today is FINALLY the time for us to reveal one of the biggest updates of this year! We’re so hyped to bring you this enormous update, which we have been working on for a long time. We’ve asked Ullis Linder, Art Director at Star Stable, to tell us more!
Hi Ullis! What is your role at Star Stable?
Hello! I’m the Art Director at Star Stable, which means that I am responsible for the overall look and feel of the game. I’m always making sure that our artists are keeping up the same style in their work, so I work a lot with our concept artists, 2D- artists, 3D-artists, and our animators.
Since becoming Art Director, my main focus has been to find a style for Star Stable to keep for many years to come, to ensure that the game is coherent and gives you the feeling of stepping into a fairy tale every time you enter the game.
We’ve heard you have a HUGE update in the making, can you tell us more?
Sure! This last year we’ve been working hard to ensure that Star Stable will get a more fluent graphic style that will be kept throughout the entire game. We want you as a player to feel like you are still in Jorvik, no matter where you go in the game. What we’ve been working on to get us closer to our goal is a graphic update of Moorland and Silverglade!
What does that mean?
We've started out in Moorland and re-painted all the ground textures (like the grass and the paths), modeled brand new trees, bushes, and rocks, while also updating the terrain around the area. This will make Moorland easier, prettier, and more fun to explore! To make sure everything looks coherent, we’re also updating the plants and rocks around the entire Silverglade area, which will lift your gaming experience to a completely new level when you journey through the Firgrove woods or the Silverglade fields. The difference will be very noticeable – not everything, but a lot, will get a new look! Even the Jorvik sky will be updated, and of course you’ll see that no matter where you are in the game.
Wow! So that's the reason why there’s no new area in the game this year?
Precisely. We decided to work on what we already have, to make the game look really, really cool before expanding the game area more. As for the workload, it’s been just as much as working on a brand new area, since we’ve made everything from scratch!
Of course our next question is WHEN IS IT DONE?
Haha, you need to hold on! We still have a lot of work to go, but we wanted to start sharing information at this stage so our players know what we’re working on. It will be released before the end of the year, but we can’t tell you a more exact date right now.
This is all super exciting! Thanks for taking the time to speak to us!
Thanks to you, too!
Do you want to continue to follow our work around the update? Don’t forget to follow us on our social media for more sneak peeks leading up to when we can finally reveal the release date!
Hugs from your Star Stable Team ♥