>> Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Read the scoop on more info about the concept arts of the sequel on CD-i seller "The Apprentice here! Philips received three ideas from three different studios on how the sequel to The Apprentice could look like.
Idea 1: "The Apprentice 2" by SPC Vision - The same studio who was responsible for the first Apprentice game. The 'tech demo' SPC showed includes more experiments with horizontal scrolling and focused at first glance on what they had achieved in the first edition of The Apprentice. It looks like a safe route because some important key developers had left SPC Vision before the sequel came off the ground.
Idea 2: "Marvin's Revenge" by PixelHazard - The studio formed by two ex-SPC developers who also co-produced 'Lucky Luke' on CD-i. This is the version that we already knew about. You can read more about it here. The work done in this concept art focussed far more on design rather than on technical achievements with the CD-i hardware (Love the manga by Luke Verhulst), but the eye candy makes me wanting more already!
Idea 3: "Marvin's Mountain" by Line Up (also featured co-workers from SPC HQ: Angelo Bod worked on Uncover: Featuring Tatjana and on Steel Machine (under Zephyr Studio alias). Angelo: "Philips wanted a flagship game to boost the CDi Platform like Nintendo and Sega. We were asked to do a demo for Apprentice 2. We had 1 week to come up with concept sketches and idea's for this platform game, which wasn't easy." The idea never came further than some animations and concept artwork.
Which demo/concept sounds like the best idea for a sequel to CD-i's The Apprentice?
[Thanks, Devin, cdidev, Angelo Bod]