Mana Blight Exploration

Work done for a level oriented project during Efflam Merciers Environment for game course. This was early exploration thinking about how a magical blight disease could look.

My design question was "what would it look like if the mana of a magical forest became tainted/infected". My thought was maybe it could be swollen and that could set it aside from the other trees, over flowing with magical power the infection causes it to swell, smaller active cankers spawn and have a similar more simplistic game-play like an intro to the hero tree boss fight. I played with the idea of cracking, explosive variants and oozing as key words.

Early ideas of what a rendered version of the blight would look like, variations on how the mana blight disease could effect the tree.

Early ideas of what a rendered version of the blight would look like, variations on how the mana blight disease could effect the tree.

early sketches, I wanted a contrast between the bark and the disease.

early sketches, I wanted a contrast between the bark and the disease.