Archive entry by Ste Pickford on Thu, 02 Jul 2009
Subject: Venom Spirit
This is another page of never-before-seen concept art from Venom Spirit - the game we were going to make for the SNES after Plok!, but which was never completed.
As I've mentioned previously, the game was intended to be a long string of mind-blowing set-pieces, like a summer action movie. This is pretty much the formula for a lot of the big budget EA / Activision type shooting games these days, but it would have been a fairly novel approach in the early 90s when games tended to stretch a single mechanic over lots of very similar levels (and with good reason, due to dev budgets and cartridge sizes).
This scene is a jetski chase around the floating debris of a destroyed airship (which you destroyed in the previous couple of levels).
Click on the picture to see a bigger version, or click the 'follow-up' link below the picture to see some of the other Venom Spirit concept sketches I've posted.