References of The Black Hawk
Where did the idea come from?
who has achieved to make this style for real in our game. A pixelated draw art, full of details, with a bright color palette and a 320x200 px resolution looks like a real tribute to the adventures previously mentioned. And not only this, also, we have managed to develop a mixed battle system between mentioned games, so The Adventures of The Black Hawk will have a sword battle system
The book by Alexander Dumas titled The Black Tulip published in 1850 and set in the Netherlands (hence the chosen flower) is a direct source from which our script born. The De Witt brothers, under King Louis of France protection, will find their death under the maddens people of The Hague, who believed they were guilty of conspiracy. But before to die, they left their godson Cornelius some compromising documents that will take him to the jail, where, with they young Rose, will try to get what he most desires in the world: the black tulip bulb. In this way, it was helpful as an influence for the ambient and recreation of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries costumes, as well as to capture the spirit of the characters of that time.
But if there is something where our script is based on, definitively, is the movie called The Black Tulip. It is a French-italian-spanish production from the 60’s that tells the adventures of a character similar to El Zorro, in a village in the south of France and who has a double life: he is and important and high situated nobleman but in the other hand he is hiding behind his mask to steal from the richmen and share with the peasants taking advantage from the information he knew being a nobleman. Our adventure bases mainly the story, locations and characters in this movie. The Black Tulip is a source of inspiration from which we started to develop our game. Although, the film is only a starting point of inspiration as we mentioned because the characters have a totally different personality, full of humor, once again, mentioned LucasArts games as main sources of inspiration in this sense.