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PIB Concepts: The Train demo scene

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Oct 032017
 
Concept Art: Train Scene - Featured Image

Paranormal Intelligence Bureau is a turn-based tactics game in the style of XCOM and Final Fantasy Tactics. The game will focus on the fight against horrors based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Or as he himself would call it, Yog-Sothothery. We present to you, the concept art of the first scene from the first version of the game, the train demo scene.

The train demo scene

We’re currently working on the first demo of the game, which will focus on three different scenes with a common storyline. The storyline will take the agents on a mission to stop a group of cultists, who are trying to summon a Lovecraftian horror from another dimension. The first scene will be the train demo scene, which was inspired by several positive comments on this concept art by Ståle Tevik.

PIB Concept Art - Train demo scene original

Chris Steck, our short-term intern, used this as inspiration to make a new concept for the train demo scene. He focused on making the cultist slightly Lovecraftian in look. We think it turned out quite nice! Don’t you agree?

Concept art: Train demo scene

The Soldier and the Medic fights a group of cultists, and their leader, on the roof of a moving train. So we also plan to add hazards to the scene, where cultists or even agents can get knocked off the roof! And that could set the stage for a lot of fun, or more likely, horrible, situations.

In fact, in the final game, we will focus on adding interesting scenes like this as much as possible.

The story in the train demo scene

After extensive detective work, The Bureau found suspicious incidents along the Trans-Siberian railway. Incidents hinting at activities of a paranormal nature. The Bureau thus send the agents out to investigate the incidents. Which leads them to board the Trans-Siberian Express, to see if they can discover what is going on.

Needless to say, there are cultists on board with sinister agendas, who in good Lovecraft tradition are more than they seem. And the agents must reveal them before it’s too late! Their agenda and what the agents need to do to reveal them is something for you to find out in the demo when it’s ready.

We have another scene planned which we will show off later. And it’s even crazier than a fight on the roof of a speeding train! So make sure to keep up with future updates by joining our newsletter below, if you haven’t already!


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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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