Since my first collaboration with Todd Luke is now available, I figured I should go ahead and announce our next collaboration. Upon the Shoulders of Birds will be a vertical platformer where you jump from bird to bird in your ascent. The birds also constitute the enemies in the game, as they’ll shoot down at you while you’re below them.
This has been an interesting design challenge for me as it places such a heavy emphasis on enemy design. Todd Luke has also switched over to a more painterly art style, instead of upscaled pixel art, which I think is looking really good. Here are some concept images he did for the enemies in the game: