Hi everyone, Michiel again! Over the years we've received a lot of feedback that the graphics of the game were improving, or actually looking good, but that the backgrounds in the dialogue pictures were rather plain, and, to be fair, people had a point.
However, we quite liked the clean lines of the pictures Willem originally drew using Inkscape (a great, free drawing application), and neither of us have the artistic skills to draw something significantly better. I had an idea, though: how about just adding a touch of depth and detail by post processing the vector images in a bitmap editor (Paint.NET in my case, another great free tool!)
So, that's what I've been doing: adding some shadows, highlights, and grime, and I think it has added quite a bit of character to our backgrounds!
Oh, and please don't ask about the suspicious blue smear. I'm sure the cleaners will take care of that shortly.
Little to report on Powargrid, because I recently got married and just got back from my honeymoon!
Unfortunately, we're now back in cold, autumny Holland... We're in the process of selling our old apartment and finding a new place, but other than that it's back to "business as usual". Expect some new screenshots soon!
We're Michiel and Willem. Hi!