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[Contest] Lethis Papercraft

30 Nov 2018
by Noodle

Hello everyone!

First of all, an important update of the devblog has been made and it’s now available in English or French via the Devblog button in the site menu.

Today we’re going to talk to you about something other than the game itself.
We’re going to talk about a papercraft in the Lethis universe, the idea of making derived products in our universe and a contest to win a house from Lethis – Path of Progress II in paper.
Let’s go!


CONTEST: LETHIS PAPERCRAFT

In order to make you win a prototype paper house, we are organizing this contest.
To participate, nothing simpler, just leave a comment on this article (remember to attach your email so that we can contact you in case of victory).
Three winners will be randomly drawn from among the participants and will therefore win a “La Maison de Lethis en Papier” package containing the house to be built yourself as well as a background page and a printout of the building to assemble yourself.

So I have only one more thing to say: To your comments!

The contest will end on December 09, 2018 at 7 pm (UTC+1)


If you know Triskell Interactive from its games, with Lethis – Path of Progress in mind, you may have noticed that they all have one thing in common: Lethis.

Lethis is the Victorian steampunk universe we created several years ago.
It contains many stories and characters that we have not yet presented in our games.
The idea with this universe is to create stories on several media, and to connect them narratively.
Doing what we call cross media.

I have always seen the universe of Lethis as a multitude of stories that make up THE great story. And that’s what we’re trying to achieve with our games.

And if our video games are the media that allow us to live, we want to touch other fields to develop the universe of Lethis.
Role-playing games, board games, comics, children’s books, etc.
So from time to time we produce small prototypes.

And this is the case today with the house of lethis papercraft.

As a graphic designer I have always been attracted by paper creations, papertoys, papercrafts, cards, announcement cards, etc.
And one day when I was walking with my little boy in a bookstore, I came across this rather special book. It was a collection of paper houses to make yourself.
I thought the idea was great, and I immediately imagined it in the Lethis universe.

The idea of a collection of buildings to assemble yourself, made of thick paper, is perfectly adapted to our universe.

1 – Because they are buildings and our first success is a citybuilder.
2 – Because paper is cool, and it’s another way to have fun not in front of a screen.
3 – Because we can develop Lethis’ story on another medium.
4 – Because it allows a double use: Collect Lethis’ paper buildings, or for the youngest, use the paper buildings to play.

As a father, it’s this last particularity that made me love this project.

The construction of paper buildings, unlike a citybuilder, which is a solo game, makes it possible to practice a building activity with several people.
Parents will be happy to help their children build the houses, and at the same time will find the finality rather pretty, because the idea is to produce a quality set, like small collectibles made of paper (the Japanese are very good at this, I recommend the papercrafts from Studio Ghibli in particular).

So I set to work to produce a prototype of the “classic” house from Lethis – PoP II.

Here is the creation process:

First I adapt the building into a cutting plan. And I do my tests in white, to get the shape I want.
Once i’m happy with it, I paint it on Photoshop. I draw the exterior but also the interior, to have as many details as possible and so that my son (who will be the tester) can have fun with it.

I print my house to prepare the next step: cutting.

I am fortunate to own a Cameo Silhouette, a wonderful cutting machine.

All that’s left is to remove each element from the page and assemble them.

And that’s it, the house is ready to be tested!

And the test is successfully validated!
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For the moment, it is only a prototype, printing and cutting are done at home and therefore do not have the quality of a professional printer.
But the project is working well, and if we ever have the budget for it, I think that this idea of collecting buildings, combined with little background stories and little paper characters, can make a beautiful derived product in the Lethis universe.
For young and old!

In the meantime, we have made several prototypes of the house, developed a short story about the creator of these paper houses (because the paper house is also a toy IN the world of Lethis) and we are organizing a contest so you can win a copy!



If you would like to discuss more with us, join our discord here: http://discord.gg/triskell

Take care of yourself,
See you soon,

Tchu!

Noodle

 

19 Comments:

  • SkweeZ on December 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Allez je tente ma chance !
    Bon courage a toute l’équipe 🙂

  • Loutre Perfide on December 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Looks lovely, can’t wait for Lethis 2.

  • Matthew on December 9, 2018 at 7:02 am Reply

    This looks interesting! I love your art styling

  • Panda Roux on December 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Superbe projet ce paper work, tout comme le reste des projet de ce studio que je suis avec joie depuis le début!

  • Ismaell on December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Chouette concours auquel je participe avec plaisir. J’avais beau oup aimé le premier opus de path of progress. J’attends le prochain impatiemment. Bonne continuation.

  • Aaron on December 5, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply

    Hello from Madrid. Im a graphic designer and digital illustrator (www.aaron-mora.com), and I allways loved paper toys too! Im thinking about building my owns and this post inspired me! Thank you for the contest! ♡

  • Melissa on December 4, 2018 at 11:47 pm Reply

    Nice work! I’m interested in seeing paper dolls too, perhaps with interchangeable outfits. I’m a graphic designer and I’m always looking for fun new project ideas to add to my portfolio. My hope is to one day get into the video or tabletop gaming industry! I’ve been having a fun time checking in on your devblog.

  • raphael aureille on December 4, 2018 at 11:47 pm Reply

    Hello there

  • Christonias on December 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I can’t wait for the second part, I remember when the first part came to utomik and it needed to be tested… I almost forgot to give them the report…. I guess the second one takes alot longer to write

  • Michael Nachtweide on December 2, 2018 at 9:20 am Reply

    Thank you for your work on this amazing lethis universe and for your support on classic city building games. The music in lethis pop was great, please add in pop 2 funny quotes from the residents as well as the classics. Keep up the great work.

  • Adam Kamrad on December 2, 2018 at 4:06 am Reply

    I WANT IN

  • Chloé on December 2, 2018 at 12:43 am Reply

    Oooh ! J’avais peur d’avoir raté la maison papercraft en ne pouvant pas aller aux Utopiales !
    Sinon, hâte de jouer à Lethis 2, bon courage à vous deux pour tout 🙂
    Chloé

  • Thibaud Levasseur on December 1, 2018 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Very nice idea! Would It be ok to enable people to download the pieces in black and white to color it ourself?

  • Vu Nguyen on December 1, 2018 at 5:09 am Reply

    I am very excited about Lethis 2. Love the art direction and aesthetics. I have been reading all the blog so far. Will there be a blog on animations? Particularly the environment, it would be more immersive and pleasing if there are weathers effect and seasons and just more animations everywhere. Any plans on this area? Thanks

  • QuidamAzerty on November 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Those are beautiful houses (in game and papercrafted ^^). According to the size, this papercraft could be used to play with legos ^^
    Already glad to see you create o/

  • Anastasija on November 30, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I love that you put so much effort into the buildings, as you say, it’s the biggest success in such a game. 😀

  • Tuttu on November 30, 2018 at 9:09 pm Reply

    That’s a really nice idea you had there. And the creation process was nice to follow. 🙂

  • Tanguy on November 30, 2018 at 8:45 pm Reply

    This is a very nice idea ! Keep up the good work !

  • Léa on November 30, 2018 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Papercraft + Lethis has to be a great idea * – *
    Do you plan to do more of those ? o.o

    NB : I like how you’re using your son to test the house xD

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