Art of the matter

If you’re on our mailing list, then you should already have received the latest newsletter, which gives you first look at the Dystopia1 artwork we were talking about last week. We hope you like it as much as we do, and look forward to your competition entries.

For those of you who have not yet signed up to the list (something achieved with both ease and rapidity, using the little red widget at the top-right of this page), don’t worry: we’ll be uploading the image to the website very soon.

In other news, it’s been a typically busy week. The follow-on artwork in the pipeline is looking very promising: the next one likely to be ready is Dystopia1’s companion piece, somewhat unsurprisingly entitled “Utopia1”.

Here, we see the same view as before, but in a world where humanity has managed to keep global warming to a minimum. The metropolis teems on, with sky cars and drones darting between the skyscrapers of tomorrow, laden with vegetation and renewable energy technologies. People seem relaxed and happy, socialising at rooftop parties whilst robot waiters serve them refreshments. It looks a lot nicer place to live, that’s for sure.

This aside, there’s been the usual iteration of design and marketing materials. We’ve redrafted the video script several times, as well as resolving some of the interface sub-screens that needed extra work.

By and large, though, the design and copywriting tasks are all nearing completion. Now our focus is taking those briefs and concepts onto the next stage, giving us the videos and illustrations that clearly describe the plan forward.

Fortunately, the team is growing to meet the challenge, with contributors both new and old adding their talents to the various working parties. Right now we’re heading into a bank holiday weekend, but come Tuesday we’ll have more people working simultaneously on FOTWO than ever before. We’re looking forward to seeing the results.

As always, thanks for reading, and we’ll be back next week with further news of our continuing adventures.

The Fate team