Wednesday, 22 February 2012

All 'Round Information

Jumping in, the first thing I wanted to get a handle on was the overall world. Would all three games be on the same planet? What would it look like?

I decided to have two planets. One for the Dragon and Forgotten worlds, and one for Avalar. My reasoning is, Zoe remarks the world the eggs are taken to is 'on the other side of the world'. I have no reason to doubt this is true, as the dragon elder instantly knows of the place she describes.

I also believe that the Professor needing to use a crazy complex and dangerous portal to bring a dragon to Avalar, (rather than through balloon travel, or hole in the ground*), indicates dragons are in no way close to their world.

So, so far, this is what I think I'll be looking at when this project is finished:

Heraldic Dragons are scientifically important.

I have no idea what the lands look like at this stage, but I imagine the Forgotten Worlds would be bigger, as it has a far larger variety of climates.

Now, onto the rest of their solar system...

*Which when you think about it, should be his best bet, considering he's a mole and all.

The Purpose of this Project

I don't advertize it all that much, but I, Anya McNaughton, may be the biggest Spyro* fan of all time. Hey, I might not. But I don't think it's such a stretch to say it's a possibility.

I have deducted this through the following:

- After finishing the game 100%, I got enough joy simply by being immersed in the world without any goals. I played so much, I know all three games off by heart, and can recite all the sound effects/voice acting from start to finish.

- If someone asked me what fictional universe I'd like to visit, it would be a realistically revamped Spyro Universe.

And that got me thinking - what would a Spyro world need to be, in order for it to be realistic? On the off chance that genies actually exist, I'm going to work it out so I can show them the exact specifications.


One thing I want to get out of this is the most accurate map possible for the original Spyro universe. (That is, The Dragon Worlds, Avalar, and the Forgotten Worlds.)

Simply being a map of the world isn't enough. The world will need to be geographically and biologically feasible, and, work within the confines of the laws the games have already established. I will take minimal liberty, and try to create the world exactly as the in-game levels invision it.

I don't know why I'm doing this. Wish me luck.

*Insomniac only