Your Art is Living and Reacting in the Upcoming Concrete Genie

November 9, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

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If you were watching Sony’s Media Showcase during Paris Games Week, one of the surprise hits of the show was Concrete Genie, a game by Pixelopus that seemed to steal the show for some. It’s only the studio’s second title, but it’s already on many people’s watch lists for next year, and over at the PlayStation Blog, a bunch of new information for the game has been revealed.

Over at the blog, Corey Brotherson of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has gathered up six new things about the game that should entice anyone to look further into the action adventure title. For a brief look at it, you can check out below, but make sure to head over to the PlayStation Blog for the full list:

4. Your artwork really is living… and reacting

Ash’s paintings don’t just look pretty – they have physics and, in the case of the creatures, artificial intelligence. So your painted lily pads will spread out and bloom over time, while a sun or moon will illuminate the rest of the elements in your illustration. You can even add weather effects, like rain and thunderstorms.

And the creatures you create sport a variety of personalities and attributes based on how you draw them, although most will happily interact with each other and your landscapes, peeking around the trees you paint, going for a swim, picking leaves off the ground, using flowers as an umbrella… and that’s just for starters.

“The creatures get sad when you leave, and are happy when you come back,” says Jeff. “And when I’m painting an environment, they’ll follow and watch what you’re doing. You can call out to them as well and sometimes they’ll come over, if they feel like it!”

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