Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:01am 10/08/22 | 1 Comments
In case you're not across it fully yet, Rollerdrome from OlliOlli World developer, Roll7, is a third-person shooter set in a dystopian future inspired by cinema and storytelling from the 1970s. It also features a deadly game where the player competes in life or death skirmishes on roller skates (quads) and is heavily inspired by the James Caan classic, Rollerball.
In fact Rolledrome is about as thematically antithetical from OlliOlli World as you can get, and today the studio has shared two videos ahead of the game launching next week, that highlight the game's signature comic book visual presentation alongside its synth-laden audioscape inspired by movies of the 70s.
In “The Sound of 2030” cult composer Electric Dragon 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.
In “Characters & Comic Book Style of 2030” 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.
Rollerdrome is out on August 16 for PC, PS4 and PS5. We're rolling away at our own review of the game also, so stay tuned for our full verdict ahead of the game's release.