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  • Writer's pictureRoko Zaper


These are some experimental background pieces for Nautilus Epoch inspired by close-ups of fish eyes. I thought long how to bring the gamer closer to the mind of animals and this approach takes us through the 'window of the soul'. RPG battle backgrounds are usually dominated by various environments (forests, deserts, caves) or supernatural phenomena that are usually reserved for last boss encounters (Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7) but I wanted bring the player eye to eye with all the creatures they confront. I also wanted to experiment with the notion of confrontation in battle systems. Jacques Derrida remarked: “When our eyes touch, the question will always be whether they are stroking or striking each other.”

Bottlenose Dolphin

Manta Ray



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