Ahead of Rollerdrome‘s release on August 16, Private Division and Roll7 have released another set of dev videos, this time highlighting the comic-book-inspired art style and funky soundtrack of the game.
Character Artist Rachel Cox and Lead Artist Antoine Dekerle share insights on their work creating the various characters and world of Rollerdrome.
Rachel Cox was responsible for all characters in the game but most importantly created the look of the main protagonist, Kara Hassan. Rachel explains her exploration process behind creating this serious newcomer to the brutal sport. Antoine Dekerle reveals how comics lead him throughout the creation of this dystopian world.
Check out the video to learn how the corporate-controlled blood sport and characters came into digital existence:
Composer Electric Dragon also shares his key inspirations for merging iconic 1970’s textures and sounds with modern-day driving beats for Rollerdrome. For the creation of the soundtrack, the electronic artist immersed himself into the game’s 2030 setting as seen through a 1970’s retro-futuristic lens.
“It’s been really refreshing to dive into the 70’s and I kind of don’t wanna come out,” the artist reveals.
Learn more about Electric Dragon’s Rollerdrome composition and discover some challenges the musician had to overcome:
Rollerdrome is scheduled to launch on August 16, 2022 for the PS4, PS5, and Steam. The game is now available for an introductory price of $19.79 on Steam and for PlayStation Plus subscribers of any tier.