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104 Building Design by wewy 104 Building Design by wewy
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104 Building Design


Did you conduct any research before creating the backgrounds?
The entire team went on-location in Shibuya to get a feel of the town, and to provide the designers with reference material. We shot hundreds of photos of buildings, intersections and graffiti around the city.


What iconic elements of the setting did you focus on?
Depending on the map, we treated streets themselves and building signage as the focus of many scenes

Could you explain the reasons behind the locations that were chosen?
We were originally planning to use all of Greater Tokyo to create a variety of battles and scenery. We eventually settled on Shibuya where we can best explore the iconic elements of contemporary Tokyo, such as fashion and subculture. We believed we could express those concepts with better focus by limiting the setting to Shibuya.
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:iconfirewolf98:
Firewolf98 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
second TWEWY??? Please oh pretty please!!!
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neko-shinobi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student General Artist
my head is going to explode at the amount of detail and thought gone into this
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SeraphineKH Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
*Sigh* the problem with backgrounds is that I'm a noob at it and shadow drawing..
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JourneyWithin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow game design especially in such an abstract game as Twewy looks incredibly challenging. I am really glad that I got to witness some of the "behind the scenes" stuff for Square which always has incredible graphics and design that have unique feels all the time. I have to wonder though, if the story was created before the game design and what art styles were looked at before this urban street/graffiti style?
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Countdown1021 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
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Isn't it building 109 that's the main fashion outlet? Is it deliberately 104 to avoid any lawsuits for copywright reasons?
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x-De3pWaTer-x Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could get it a little larger...
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Volkalore Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to do this. The early deadline and giving away my ideas, however, kills it for me. Still looks cool though.
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ChikoMiku Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
exactly!! i really don't know!
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:iconnamuu:
Namuu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
so...... we...
what???
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:iconargretaria:
ArgretAria Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
What are we supposed to due? Draw characters or backgrounds?? The instuctions left to much black space.
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Dying-Fayt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
O.C. background just consept art
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ArgretAria Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Oh thanks
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Dying-Fayt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
welcome....

aint sarcasm fun
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:iconargretaria:
ArgretAria Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
((^_^)> Yes Sarcasm is fun.
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wolverinegurl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
i wish i could do this im no good im just good at alterations
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IzzyBLACKBERRY Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
damn i cant enter this!! im in england and this is only for U.S :( sad! oh well
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pirostyle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
you CAN enter its just if you win you only get cash equivelent to the prizes
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IzzyBLACKBERRY Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
i dont under stand what you actuall have to do for the contest! could someone explain? please?
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Rikone Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I get it pretty much how this contest is going to work...
Basically about character design and background design.
The reference material from the game design will be given in installments (next one at a later date I assume). First the background then next the character design stuff.
Thats what I see anyways.
Good Luck to everyone joining the contest ^^
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TheFlyinFerret Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
I like the idea of this contest. But really can we not get something better if we win. The game would be a great prize, but what about those who win that don't have the DS?

But anyways... I see that things are not explained that well at all. Not really what my college teacher taught me about creating video games. More directions would have been great. And more time as well. Just a few days... weeks is not much time at all for people to enter. But I know I can do it.

On the other hand I saw someone write that the people might just want some new designs for future use. Well I tell you this much if anyone uses my designs with out written permission I sue. So I doubt they will take our designs without asking...

And if you have no clue as to go about designing things for this contest and what you are suppose to do then it might be good for you search on google for some help. It always works.
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janelvalle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
oh noes O.o
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MacThurston Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008   Interface Designer
This game is going to be an epic fail.
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Weeee-Sonikku-XP Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
won't know till you play it, its rather awesome actually *has it*
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MacThurston Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Interface Designer
My girlfriend bought it.

And no...It turns out I did know.

The battle system is crap.

The graphics make me want to cut my eyes out. That shit gives me a headache.

The amount of dutch tilting was nauseating
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Weeee-Sonikku-XP Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
only really opinion no factors there, if it were needed i could easily find 100's of people who will disagree with that, like myself i find the battle system very new and interesting, combines speed, with skill and fuckload of combos you got to nail perfectly to do decent damage on Both screens.

the graphics make me want to cut my eyes out. That shit gives me a headache.

its that way for a reason, to fit in with the wacky modern Japan city BG and map they're skinny as it fits in with the baggy, cool clothes they seem to be provided with and each character design is awesomely made out IMO, its a much better outing for Enix than that KH crap...man that game was boring, but also that is my opinion not a factor. you cannot deny, though the OST for this game is fucking pwnage, having fully lyriced songs on a DS i dunno... makes it feel special instead of all monophonic sound effects and music, and the way they use both screens is just amazing, i can never get over how well the Story scenes are played out. its about time the DS got a decent adventure bash em up ive been looking for one for a while now and its just so frustrating with all those brain training games and nintendog things, what about people who want some hardcore action once in a while? i can so see me playing this next to some chavs next week on the bus, gonna do their freaking head in with techno-y R&B/Modern music set and constant clash of me smashing the 'noise' out of existance, bare in mind, this IS the only RPG ive ever liked, besides the up coming Sonic Chronicles.

this isn't a rant to prove you wrong, just why i think its good, as everyone is entitled to free opinion
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MacThurston Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Interface Designer
I totally Understand Man. I dont take it as an Attack.

The thing that makes me want to cut my eyes out, is how they hype up that its Urban and Modern...
But in the end, its just another take on Anime.

The market is so saturated with anime... Its like the bubblegum pop of the visual art world. Im sick of it. Nobody does anything new...they just tweak the same overused ideas.


I can see how you would want to defend the battle system. Personally I wasnt a fan...



Im a fan of classic gameplay in RPGS....And I loathe most anime. Therefore....obviously im not a fan
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Weeee-Sonikku-XP Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
yeah i understand, i also agree with the amount of un-original anime i mean Hellsing was an fantastic Vampire/shoot em up anime then there was vampire hunter D... then priest and i mean shit, they are the same, i guess creators find it hard to create new and original ideas since most things have been done already, there is hardly's any originality left in the world, i also find it stupid how people fight against eachother because one anime is better than another, even though its based off the same thing, but as for WEWY or its a wonderful world in my case, i find it a fresh new experience and it has opened my eyes onto the RPG base once again so i'll have a feeling i'll enjoy Bioware's Sonic Chronicles even more now

i'm glad you took this as an opinion rather than an attack, we need more people like you on deviant art rather than uptight people who go over the top of flaming because they can't take something that disagrees with their original opinion.
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MacThurston Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008   Interface Designer
It just upsets me, that with so much awesomeness in western pop art, easter pop art is so abundant.
Its been played out to no end.

Its like....

Shitty nu metal.

Its everywhere in mainstream, and there is so much original content out there, that just dosent get recognition because it does not fit the cookie cutter that mass produces all of the crap that appeals to the 15 year old, basement dwelling masses, that gleefully gobble up any sort of heavily marketed tripe that come their way.

Perhaps Im imbittered because Im old.....
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Deviantgirl12 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
LOL!! Your comment made my day XD
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X-Ray31 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Woyowww........
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promontorium Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Shibuya is all hilly, I hope they don't lose that making the game. The hills are so random you walk up one street, down another, and the buildings are all over the place. It's easy to get confused walking one block there. I always used that tall cylinder building as a guide.
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FallenAngelYami Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Wow! This is awesome that they are working on a modern day game! ^_^
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SanzoBrat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Sounds really neat. It's nice to get a sneak peak inot the creation of these games- i always wondered.
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fmbray Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
I do not understand exactly what's going on. This concept art is very confusing. I tried to make sense of this, but I'm just gonna have to interpret it somehow or other.

I'm somehow deeply disappointed in this concept art. However, it leave a gigantic margin of error. I'm intimidated to enter this because there's not much description, but I'll do it anyways. Heh. I have kind of an idea....
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IsiacDaGraca Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
its not that hard dude, they basically made the city so that it looked cool but look like the original.
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sleepyforest Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Awesome. :'D
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KuagariKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
*Glee* Cant wait till it comes out!
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Shiro51491 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Eh, shouldn't it be 109 for ichimarukyuu?

I really want this game!!! But I don't have a DS*cries*
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kairiART Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
i don 't understand ' what is that they want?
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Anaxandreah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so confused about this contest.

What are we supposed to enter???
:bulletblue: characters
:bulletblue: background
:bulletblue: both?!?!

why are you only showing examples of the backgrounds/buildings?

X_X
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Flama-foxangel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Yeah, me too, they didn't explain it well and now everyone asks without receiving an answer.
I think that they want us to make our own story following the title of the contest. And I guess that for this we need drawings of characters and backgrounds with their backstory. That's what concept art is about.
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Anaxandreah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats what I was thinking we had to do XD Thanks ^^
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carla-ng Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lmao i was just wondering the same thing as you! i don't get it :XD: i saw some of the submissions and i only see characters!!
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Anaxandreah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD it's all so...amazing but yet, they don't explain anything. So unprofessional.
They should at least tell us what we're actually supposed to be doing lol
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JcR0 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
yea im lost on what they want us to do -.-
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ScarletFoxNekoDragon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Ah so I am not alone in the confusion... :XD: I think I'll go double check the info....... ^^;
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yummorra Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student General Artist
I agree. they are very vague in the discription.
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:iconjnikel:
JNIKEL Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I am also confused.
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yummorra Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student General Artist
now that I read it over, it seems pretty clear.. they want us to design characters, villains, and/or, backrounds. I guess we should be more observant while reading stuff. ^^;
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