The team at GamesRadar got a chance to conduct an interview with RIFT’s art director, Darren Pattenden, and associate art director, Chee Fong. During the interview, they talk about RIFT’s artwork and some of the magic that goes on behind the scenes, what inspirations are behind Trion’s vision of Brevane and Dusken, and what direction Storm Legion’s art is heading towards. Here’s one of the questions that was asked:
GamesRadar: The idea of “magical technology” is fairly common in RPGs, how did Trion make its style different?
Chee Fong: We designed it from the ground up. We’ll avoid cliché where we can, but there is bound to be inspiration to be drawn from classic depictions of it like perhaps the movie ‘The Dark Crystal’. Ultimately however, we wanted to sell the new world and impress the audience so we concentrated more on that than consciously trying to avoid anything that had been done before. We created an original culture in the Defiants for example and tailored the look to that culture. So really we’ve just been enjoying being creative and having fun with it.
Storm Legion definitely has that unique factor. For the full interview, check it out here.