From Chris Claflin, Lead Artist:
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great holiday season.
I am focusing on a pair of bots we are currently calling Wyvern and Hydra. Both attack from a distance; Wyvern uses rapid firing missile pods, and Hydra fires a version of the Cyclone that the player uses.
One of the initial traits for this robot was that it was a sniper, so I imagined it would have arrays of optics that would aid in targeting. Because our art style is somewhat minimalist, I didn’t want to actually show a complex array of greebles. Instead, I put a large panel on either side of it’s face protected by a visor. The visor ends up being a defining visual trait when you encounter these bots in the world.