SHROUD OF THE AVATAR
Shroud of the Avatar is a multiplayer fantasy Role Playing Game from Travian Games that calls upon players to return as a fabled Avatar and quest to fulfill the paths of Truth, Love or Courage across a deep single player story. When we were tasked to produce the 2D parallax effect trailer, we wanted to keep realistic proportions and respect the game design and colors. The finished look was completely unified in the whole trailer. Animation wise, the trailer is very minimalistic with some parallax movement to feel some depth, some dynamic lighting, and also simply animated fire, rain, smoke, explosions.
The goal was to have the trailer attain a high artistic level from the skilled hand of a mature artist. We preferred this drawn style with rough coloring over a full painted one because it was more efficient in the time frame allotted. Also, there are so many trailers based on painted artworks imitating the same style, we felt this direction would make the trailer stand out much more.