Monday, January 12, 2009
Redesign: Orz Space Marine
Personal piece; I always loved the early 90s game Star Control II, one of the alien races was the Orz who had a unique ability in battle:
"Orz crew, encased in robotic, armored exoskeleton, can exit the ship from the aft portholes and enter an enemy ship by burning a hole in its hull. These Orz Marines then start roaming the enemy ship’s corridors, killing any enemy crew member they encounter. Especially useful in large groups, the Marines can blast a ship entirely by themselves. Any Marine aboard an enemy ship when it explodes will jet back out into space and set a return course for the Nemesis."
Unfortunately the marine only appeared as a tiny blip on the screen so I crafted a fairly quick dramatic concept piece, keeping true to the aesthetics of the Nemesis and, of course the Orz itself. When I have time, I'll try redesigns for the other races/ships as well.