I’ve always liked thinking about BIG creatures. Lurking out there, out of human sight… having survived for so long just because they are the biggest, the toughest, the smartest, the meanest! I think most people have a certain fascination with gargantuan animals, as they pepper the pop culture and mythologies of every civilization. It also happens to goes really well with that idea that is so prevalent in video games - the “boss!” Needless to say, in Aquaria there are some big critters lurking about - ancient monsters that are centuries old and dwarf Naija by many times. Real “sea monsters,” if you will.
Some of these you will inevitably have to fight on your quest. To learn the secret of Naija’s identity and to understand how Aquaria came to be the way it is, you’ll have to face some very old, sometimes very angry beings. But there are also a bunch that you may not even see, hiding out in caves and old ruins, biding their time, and minding their own business. These monsters are often the mothers and fathers of their particular species, so you can imagine they’re pretty tough… it’s up to you if you want to take them on. But if you beat them, they will reward you in different ways. (Just how, exactly? Well, you’ll have to play the game to find that out! )
Nautilus Prime is one of the elder creatures we’ve shown off already, either in screenshots or in our trailers. She’s the mother of all the nautiluses in the ocean, and probably one of its oldest living creatures. Her shell is harder than rock, and covered with scars from all the fights she’s been in (and won). She’s also very protective of her children!
For day one, I thought I’d reveal this painting I did of Nautilus Prime and Naija, which I hope evokes the sheer size of “NP.” Naija is pretty tough, having had to fend for herself for so long, but compared to creatures like this… let’s just say it will take a lot more than brute force to take them down.
If you’re interested in seeing the steps I took to complete this painting, I’ve posted them along with some notes in the forums. Sign up, if you haven’t already! Okay?
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