Forever in 15s
There are two ways to capture a good screenshot. The first way is to cheat. The second way is to cheat. I prefer the latter.
You can spend hours mocking up game screens, moving characters and lights and cameras into just the right positions before dumping the image to a file. Then to photoshop, where artefacts are erased and effects are added. Shadows, highlights, and colours are pinched, punched, and paraded onto an increasingly unauthentic image. This is the first form of cheating, and it is not what I do.
The second form of cheating is far more civilized. Instead of waiting for the perfect moment to take a shot, you simply arrange for regular shots to be taken during the normal course of gameplay. Most of these will be terrible, but it takes no time at all to sift through these and pull out a few glimmering sparks of eye-candy. I do this.
While creating screenshots for Captain Forever I noticed something quite interesting. Scrolling quickly through the images effectively replayed my game at incredibly high speed. It looked awesome. I generally don’t like teaser trailers, but I couldn’t keep this to myself.
Pre-launch in T-3:00:00:00 (Three days)