In the latest developer diary for their upcoming This War Of Mine: The Little Ones, Deep Silver sat down to talk about the challenges of representing children in a video game. The title is set to heavily feature young characters in the dystopian setting, so making them convincing and believable was always going to be a key test.
Deep Silver’s marketing manager, Karol Zajaczkowski, sums up the challenge that the team faced early on in the video:
Creating believable characters has been one of the biggest challenges the gaming industry has had to face since the very beginning… talking about things that happen in the head, recreating the human-like behaviour is something that’s really tough. And actually with This War Of Mine: The Little Ones we are bringing this to a whole new level.
The young playable characters of the game will form the basis of what sets The Little Ones apart from its predecessor, and Deep Silver talk at length in this latest video about how they have tried to capture the behaviour and reactions of innocence for their characters in the game. Through interaction with them players can prove to be either a positive or negative influence on this impressionable youngsters, and in turn the kids themselves can grow to either help or hinder your progress.
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones will be available for PS4 and Xbox One from January 29th.
Source: Deep Silver