SUPERHOOK

 Concept Art by Julien Fenoglio

Concept Art by Julien Fenoglio

 

Due to their irresponsability over the centuries, the people of Komran had to relinquish their dying planet. Making use of their knowledge, they designed udge ships on which they would be able to travel to the stars. They spend decades cruising in the void, seeking for a new home. It was The Long Drift. Over that time, tensions between peoples grew stronger, and two groups formed themself : the Noogs and the Gogs, each one accusing the other for the lost of Komran. Eventually, they found a sandy but colorful planet to settle. They named it Nogram, cradle of a fresh start.

Years later, they discover that this planet was killing them, like it was defending itself. The Noogs, who choose to develop responsible but cutting edge technology, swiftly find a cure, but Gogs, who chose a more simple lifes didn’t had this chance. The death were many, and when the Gogs asked for help, they were left alone. Soon, this decision led to a bloody war, in which the Noogs were defeated. The survivors fled to the mountain, starting all over again, cast away from their great city of Nogao. 

However, the remaining of Noogs knew they’ll have their revenge, as the Sol, a source of energy they develop, would soon became instable and destroy Nogao, and the Gogs who took refuge in it. Lexell, one of the Noogs’s best pilots disagrees with these decision, she decides to force her way into the city, going against the people she wanted to save.

Lexell is a quick-witted, daring and determined woman, best pilot of the Noogs. When she learns about the upcoming Sol exposion, she refuses to continue the cycle of death and hate. She chooses to leave her young daughter in good care, and head for Nogao on board of a stolen Chimera, a vehicle prototype armed with a high-tech grappling hook. Driven by the will to ensure a better future for her kin.

This is a short exemple of what I tried to achieve for this project: to write short dialogue that gives infos about the gameplay and univers, as well as bringing depth to the characters.


The radio starts sizzling.
The sound stabilizes and a male voice can be distinguished.

ATOM
Lexell, do you read me ?

LEXELL
Atom ?!

ATOM
Lexell ! Finally! You answered !

LEXELL
I had to pass under the mountain, sorry. How’s Heartly ?

ATOM
Your little girl is still asleep, I wonder who she gets that from…

LEXELL
(laugh)
Good. I’ve already told her why I had to leave but she’s young, she’ll want to know more.

ATOM
Don’t worry, I’ll find the least painful words.

LEXELL
(from the heart)
Thank you, Atom.

ATOM
I’ll take good care of her. Now tell me, what’s your plan ?

LEXELL
Enter the city, save the city, leave the city. Possibly in one piece.

ATOM
I see you’ve thought this through. Why am I not surprised ?

LEXELL
(endearing)
Let’s say I was kind of counting on you come up with one of your plans.

ATOM
Well… Not really a plan, but I have a path that should… maximize your chances of survival.

LEXELL
I’ll take that !

ATOM
My drone will be on your position any minute now , then I’ll be able to guide you from the air.

LEXELL
(sarcastic)
A drone ? So when I steal a car you lecture me, but when you steal a drone it’s fine ?

ATOM
A car? You didn’t steal “just any car”. There are a few things you need to know about the Chimera.

LEXELL
(sassy)
Enlighten me O great knowledge keeper.

ATOM
(sigh)
By the way, I’ve *designed* those vehicles for Dust’s sake! If anyone should be allowed to borrow one it’d be me !

LEXELL
(rire)
Sure !