PIB Agents – Introducing The PIB Medic

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Sep 192017
 
Paranormal Intelligence Bureau Agent - Medic

Paranormal Intelligence Bureau is a turn-based tactics game in the style of XCOM and Final Fantasy Tactics. The game will focus on a Bureau’s fight against horrors based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Or as he himself would call it, Yog-Sothothery. We introduce to you the second agent role of the bureau, the PIB Medic.

Introducing the Agents: The PIB Medic

Things take time… This is our first update since we showed off The Soldier back in November, due to being swamped with contract work to make ends meet. Christer finished the model for our second agent some time ago and it’s high time we showed her off! Hence, without any further ado, I present to you, the PIB Medic!

Paranormal Intelligence Bureau Agents: The PIB Medic
PIB Agent: The Medic (Real-time renders)

About the PIB Medic

As you can see from her battle scars, the Medic has seen some gruesome action. As a veteran of the Great War, it’s nothing unusual that she would’ve been left with horrifying scars. But not even the war could account for those, but rather the Lovecraftian horrors she has seen and fought as part of the bureau, that made her into the hardened medic you see before you. PIB Medic’s specialize in healing and buffing the physical bodies of the agents; through the use of medicine, drugs, and more obscure arts like the crafting of alchemic potions.

PIB Medic’s specialize in healing and buffing the physical bodies of the agents; through the use of medicine, drugs, and more obscure arts like alchemy. So the Medic will take more of a support role among the squad, but at the same time, they will definitely be more than capable of defending themselves.

The agents in the game

The Medic is indispensable to any squad sent out to battle the eldritch horrors of the Lovecraftian world. Squads in PIB should be evenly balanced, which is why we focus on the three most essential roles first. The Medic who will increase their survival chances, as described above. The Soldier who will be the muscles of the squad, should they need to take out horrors of the mortal kind, cultists or even just distract the less mortal ones. And lastly, the Parapsychologist who will keep the squad sane, and use their occult knowledge to fight off more mystical aspects of the Lovecraftian horrors.

Ideally, we aim to make agents more randomly generated in the final product, but we’re making a more focused demo first. Therefore, we will keep the focus on three agents first to show off our vision. These agents are The Soldier, The Medic (see above), and The Parapsychologist (coming); who also dabble in the occult.

As mentioned though, we would like to make all agents more random and even customizable in the final game, sort of like they did in the new XCOM games. Is that something you would want? Leave your preferences for agents customization in the comments!

Next agent will be the Parapsychologist, but we’ll hopefully have some other updates before that too, so stay tuned!


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PIB Agents – Introducing The Soldier

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Nov 232016
 
Paranormal Intelligence Bureau Agent - Soldier

Introducing the PIB Agents: The Soldier

One of our artists, Christer Sveen, of Funcom and Blink Studios fame, have finished the model of the first of our Agents: The Soldier.

The Soldier is a veteran from the Great War, where he served in the British navy on several different ships. One of his last duties was aboard the Q-ship Zebrina, which ended in his first encounter with the Paranormal. After leaving Falmouth in Cornwall one September morning in 1917, The Zebrina was found washed ashore on Rozel Point, south of Cherbourg, without any of its crew. and he was the only crew member left on the ship.

He never talks about what happened, but shortly after he was approached by a recruitment agent from the PIB. Since then he has been serving the world’s hidden war against the paranormal threat.

We feel we have landed on the perfect style for our agent characters with this one. What do you think?

Paranormal Intelligence Bureau Agents: The Soldier
PIB Agent: The Soldier – A veteran from The Great War (Realtime render)

Our next character is currently under modeling, so stay tuned to see what our artist comes up with next!

 


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