WacoSomething that I've not talked about in my previous posts is the fact that the main 'character' of the game is not going to be a little spaceship like the one used in the prototype version of the game so far. As I was creating the back-story for the game, I was looking for some strong image that would strike the imagination of the viewer and make the game instantaneously recognizable. Not to mention an alien spaceship used to defend humanity from alien invasion is just so 'Independance day'...
Part of the story is the idea that the aliens strike the earth using large EMPs, changing instantaneously any hi-tech human weaponry into a pile of useless garbage. That's how they win the war so quickly.
I won't spoil all the details of the back-story here and now, but basically our hero found and old biplane that is immune to the EMP effects and will use it against the invaders.
I thought having a low-tech biplane fighting Huber high-tech aliens would provide a strong visual identity for the game, something I think is utterly important.
I choose a 1935 Waco bi-plane as a model, because it's a cool and beautiful piece of antique engineering and I think it is representative of the iconic image everyone has in mind of those magnificent planes.
Also, it is a civil plane and not a WWI plane. This is on purpose and part of the back-story of the game.
This image is from internet and copyright its owner/author.
As always, feel free to comment.