Posted on 13 November by Alexey Chestnykh – Creative Director, Targem Games
People often want to know where the ideas for a game come from. Well, let me tell you how Planets Under Attack, the latest PlayStation 3 title from Targem Games (due on PSN from 21st November), was invented and what it turned out to be.
It all started with this hand-drawn picture of an enormous gun, covering half of the planet.
Some sketches that followed were incredibly helpful when it came down to choosing the setting, since they had been done in this nice cartoonish style.
We decided to create a world that would be like a cross-section of sci-fi, with humans, robots, aliens and all that. Then we crafted an entertaining story that played up the usual sci-fi clichés. But more than anything, we wanted the game to be fun.