I am in! I didn't think I'd be able to enter dominance war as I'm going into crunch mode with my final year of university - but an environment challenge? Too good to pass!
I already have university projects on the go, but one of them is an environment piece I haven't got started yet! So I figured I would kill two birds with one stone and squeeze the competition brief into my uni brief! I've already stated I will create a near-future, hard sci-fi, urban environment; so with that In mind I set out looking for fight stages that I could redesign in that specific direction!
This actually turned out to be a pain in the ass, because knowing I don't have time to do anything too epic and specifically looking for an urban setting didn't leave me with many options. So I'm down to two options. One makes sense, but is a little dull, one it crazy and makes no sense. :poly142:
Option #1: KoF XI, America Stage.
This would be really easy to do over as a cleaned up modern and appealing shopping district, but the background itself is pretty dull.
Option #2: KoF '98, China Stage.
This one is a bit more of a leap of imagination. I really love this stage as it is. The background scrolls as the boat is punted through the environment, the boat itself rocks from side to side - it's great! I would take this in a pretty extreme direction. Replace the water with a cloud layer, the rocks with skyscrapers, and the boat with a bridge between buildings.