Working from my firefly concept (below) I have started fleshing out some concepts for our game pitch:Here is the moodboard I created. I have chosen images for the overall feel, stylization, use of colour and depth, lantern designs and colour palettes.
Using this moodboard and reference images I began developing some more concept sketches for the game.
Lantern Active (note how the branches have moved away):Cursed Lanterns:Here is a collage of the main aspects of design that give the game its feel and theme:Below is the visualization for ending of the game. At the moment we are thinking that the fireflies will leave the forest and return to the sky, as it they had been stars trapped on earth.
This is all for the moment, might be doing more concept work later.