Here’s a brief look at one of the levels we’ve been working on, titled ‘Fish Camp’. It’s set on the bank of the Missouri river near present-day Sioux City, and compresses several historic places into a small, navigable area: fish camp, Towontonga (and abandoned Omaha village), an Otoe village, Fort Charles, Floyd’s bluff, and Council Bluffs, as well as other small landmarks.
This level occurs about 1/3 of the way into the game. It was our first in-depth exploration of how we would handle the Corps’ interaction with American Indians, in this case, the Otoe. I’ll post about the process at a later date. We also focused on the disciple issues with the men, and with Sergeant Floyd’s death.
Please keep in mind that we have been focusing on the core gameplay, interaction, and dialogue, and at this point all the art in the game at this point is placeholder.