Interplay, developer of games such as Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics, has released to the public its latest in a long string of concept art for their ongoing project, Project V-13, the unannounced Fallout MMO. The newest addition to the bunch is called "Frozen Shipyard" and depicts an icy scene of maritime carnage, reminiscent of the ending of Titanic. As usual, Interplay gives no background information or explanation as to why any of this happened, and still leaves viewers of the art thinking "What happened here?" Concept artist Serg Souleiman included this along with the picture in the Interplay forums.
I just wanted to clarify the purpose of these exploratory concept art pieces that I been posting.
They were really early pre-production images that we were exploring with Jason Anderson at the beginning of the project.
The purpose of images is to "explore" ideas, settings, color, mood, environments and to see how far we can push them visually. Some may be way out of the realm of possibilities, others have elements that will be used and/or expanded on.
These images also help the designers like Chris Taylor to fuel design ideas and stories.
These images are not the actually in game art, or anything in that nature. They were randomly selected to show the fans and see what the reaction would be.
I feel it’s a good way of keeping in touch with the fans. It's great to read your “constructive reasoning" and input on these images.
There are many more images that we have that you will one day get to see.
On a final note;
Think of the concepts as notes, or drafts before one was to write a book. Not all of these note or ideas end up in the final book but they do serve a purpose.
Thank you all for all the feedback..