burning barn painting animation

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

To accentuate the hand-pencilled aesthetic of Mundaun, some 2D visual effects are animated frame-by-frame. In this case, it is a painting by Giovanni, the sinister artist of Mundaun. The things he paints seem to become reality. The process: An initial pencil drawing is scanned. Parts of the drawing are then erased and redrawn for the next frame, which is then … Read More

visual inspiration

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

Visual inspiration is vital to create the world of Mundaun with its many details. While looking through an old book with beautiful photos of chapels, a focused ray of morning light came through the studio window. I took some photos of the pages and in some of them, it almost seems that the ray is part of the image…

muli new features

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

In Mundaun, the player is able to drive a Muli. It’s a hay loader vehicle that collects hay that has been scattered across the hills. The Muli is a means of transport to get to different sections of the mountainous world but also a loyal companion to the player. For example, if the vehicle is lost or unreachable, you can … Read More

Ammunition box

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

I’m obsessed with details. They make a game world believable and real, no matter how out there it otherwise is. I’m especially fond of coming up with fictional brands. This is an ammo box for Mundaun of the brand “Drei Herren”, which roughly translates to three gents. As ammo should be sparse, one box only contains three bullets. Hence the … Read More

Chapel from life to game

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

The chapel was one of the first buildings created for Mundaun. See how it came into the game from life via pencil drawing and 3D model. A lot of the objects, buildings, vehicles in Mundaun are inspired or based on real-life things. I made thousands of photos scouting different places in the Swiss alps. Based on this personal photographic library … Read More

Imker pencilling passes

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

With the textures for Mundaun all being hand-drawn, it is sometimes tricky to get everything in the drawing in the right place so that it ends up on the 3D model where it should be. That’s why I usually do a first rough pass, scan it and see where it lands on the 3D model. I can then use that … Read More

Mundaun on arttv.ch

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

The Swiss online video portal arttv.ch did a short (german) piece on Mundaun and how it is made.

I’ll take this chair thanks

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

I’m trying to integrate the environment for dealing with unfriendly mountain creatures. In this case, the chair lift assists the escape of the player from the hayman. They are seemingly not that technology-savy. Probably, where they come from there are no chair lifts… Maybe another enemy type will be able to ride the chair lift? These are attempts to make … Read More

Fire!

Michel ZieglerUncategorized

The player comes across a burning barn in the first night he spends in the mountains. It is then when he first encounters the Wayfarer and the hay men.