It all began around 2004.
In the year 2004, a pivotal chapter began in Elder Prince’s creative odyssey, ignited by an unwavering passion for the world of video games. As a fledgling artist, he took on the ambitious task of giving life to the central protagonist, Bandanna, using his raw and untested artistic abilities. Though those initial artworks may have possessed a certain naivety, they became the stepping stones that paved the way for his artistic evolution and growth.
2004, Official Sprite artworks.
But Elder Prince’s journey didn’t remain solitary. In the pursuit of perfection, he welcomed the collaboration of other gifted artists, each bringing their unique talents to the table. Together, they formed an artistic alliance that bolstered the project’s vision and potential.
One artist, in particular, emerged as a guiding force in refining the sprite to its ultimate brilliance. Dorian Tokici, with an artistic prowess second to none, played a pivotal role in elevating Bandanna’s visual identity to captivating heights. His contributions left an indelible mark on the character’s design and set a high standard for the project as a whole.
During this artistic exploration, there was a moment of excitement when the Nintendo DS platform presented itself as a new possibility. Simon Meskens, a remarkably skilled artist, delved into an alternative art style that held the promise of excellence. Though the team eventually decided to pursue shorter sprites reminiscent of the beloved SNES era, Simon’s work was far from abandoned. Instead, they ingeniously found a way to integrate his exceptional artwork into a delightful mini-game within the larger gaming experience.
As the project evolved, so did the talents of all involved. From humble beginnings, the collaboration with other skilled artists not only enriched the artistry but also fostered a sense of camaraderie and shared vision. Elder Prince’s creative journey and the collective effort of the team laid the foundation for a game project that would captivate hearts and minds, leaving an enduring legacy in the realm of Blossomsoft.
Since then, two more projects were released:
There are currently plans to revive Western Lords. So keep the shrine bookmarked.