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aussie500 19-11-07 14:38

Concept Art
 
There seems to be a bit of interest in the concept art from AOD, so l thought l would start a thread of with a few.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con019.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con018.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con017.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con016.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con010.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con009.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con003.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_con002.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...th_Image22.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...h_Image10c.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...h_Image10b.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...th_Image9a.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/Image9c.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/Image9d.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/Image9b.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/Image15b.jpg

Edit

Concept art is now uploaded to some Albums
AOD Concept Art 01 Collection of concept art done for the Paris levels of AOD. James Kenny did most of the art.

AOD Concept Art 02 Collection of concept art done for the Prague levels, James Kenny again did the art.

AOD Concept Art 03 Characters, dropped locations, items and other concepts, again James Kenny did the concept art.

AOD Concept Art 04 Some pre story ideas for Lara as well as the earlier version of TR6. Art is done by James Kenny.

And Paschal McGuire put up some of his stuff
http://paschalmcguire.wordpress.com/.../concept-work/

Zelda master 19-11-07 14:40

from the last for the first three ive never seen befor:eek:

AODdigger 19-11-07 14:43

I still think the girl in the red background isnt from AOD :p



Gosh, Boaz looks CREEPY! :eek:

She's such a small ***** :)

aussie500 19-11-07 14:49

But Miss Karate Babes is from the Official AOD companion, it might have been an early concept but it was for AOD (likely before half the game was dropped), who knows perhaps it is even Lara herself all dressed up for a battle. The newer darker Lara Core were going to give us :p

The resurrected nephilim we never got to see, there were three of them aparently.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...art/godnef.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t%20art/12.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...lery-15_09.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t%20art/11.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t%20art/10.jpg

AODdigger 19-11-07 14:53

Yeah.. Looks like her :wve: She's hot :cln: Were those weapons in Aurimas' thread at Renness?

Kerrigan 19-11-07 14:58

I love them! Thanks for sharing.:)

AODdigger 19-11-07 14:59

So they were Nephilim? :confused: All, a shame we didn't get to see them :( They look cool. Thanks for posting, Aussieness :D

aussie500 19-11-07 15:03

No the weapons Lara would have brought in Paris were just modern weapons, nothing special about them, and they likely would have been brought in the Church not the pawn shop, later they might have changed it to the pawn shop, then dropped it altogether.



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/069_big.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/th_art13.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...1162375602.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...Companion1.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../th_core08.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...art/Image2.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...screens143.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/071_big.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/072_big.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...screens208.jpg

NightWish 19-11-07 15:03

thanks :tmb:

AODdigger 19-11-07 15:07

wow thats so sad :( And cool. I'd really like it.

laras 19-11-07 15:18

Wow, really impressive, love it! Thanks for posting. :)

lillyc 19-11-07 15:33

Thanks!Never seen them before!:)

Alex Fly 19-11-07 15:33

Amazing ! Thanks for posting ! Some of them are new for me ! :tmb:

AODdigger 19-11-07 16:17

Same ;) Thanks, Aussie :o I seem to have forgotten to thank you in all the excitement over some concept images, which I hadn't seen ;)

Kinda off topic.. And asked.. But (@aussie) do you think they are secretly working on AoD? ;) A sequal or at least the original.. Or do you think they will link the new storylines (Amanda, Natla, Atlantis, Avalon) to the AoD one? (Nephilim, Cabal, mid Europe..) Cause they're both great stories and if they find a way to link them it'd be great :wve:
Don't ban me for this oh great mod, Aussie :o

Last Angel 19-11-07 16:42

:yik: aww this just makes me even more sad..AOD2 could have been so amazing..
i like Boaz she looks awesome :D

AODdigger 19-11-07 16:42

She does.. If she hadn't stabbed Kurtis she'd be the best :wve:

Last Angel 19-11-07 16:44

its ok all the more reason to play doctors and nurses XD

AODdigger 19-11-07 16:47

O_o you loeaded your perviness, oui?

da tomb raider! 19-11-07 16:53

Nice! :tmb: Boaz looks awesome! :D

Last Angel 19-11-07 16:54

thats your fault for mentioning the sexy beast :D

CroftScionGuard 19-11-07 17:31

Excellent idea, Aussie:tmb:, but...
Quote:

Originally Posted by aussie500 (Post 2264501)

... Who's this one? Not Lara, of course, nor even Boaz! So who's this character?

toby_13 19-11-07 18:12

These ones are so cool! Where did you get this stuff from?

Zebra 19-11-07 18:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by CroftScionGuard (Post 2264896)
Excellent idea, Aussie:tmb:, but...

... Who's this one? Not Lara, of course, nor even Boaz! So who's this character?

We don't know it for sure ;).

@toby: Some are from the official Companion Book.
Others were released on the I-net ;).

Aurimas 19-11-07 18:48

Did you scaned these from Companion or got from somewhere else?


P.S. "Described as a warriorbut she looks more like a festival friend to us"
Source Offcial AOD Companion. Yes, this concept is definately from AOD.

KIKO 19-11-07 19:09

AOD was much more creepy than the one we have. :o

aussie500 19-11-07 20:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by AODdigger (Post 2264681)
Same ;) Thanks, Aussie :o I seem to have forgotten to thank you in all the excitement over some concept images, which I hadn't seen ;)

Kinda off topic.. And asked.. But (@aussie) do you think they are secretly working on AoD? ;) A sequal or at least the original.. Or do you think they will link the new storylines (Amanda, Natla, Atlantis, Avalon) to the AoD one? (Nephilim, Cabal, mid Europe..) Cause they're both great stories and if they find a way to link them it'd be great :wve:
Don't ban me for this oh great mod, Aussie :o

Why would you be banned for asking a question?
No l do not think anyone but the fans are working on AOD, although Crystal Dynamics might use some of the idea's meant for it in the next few games. The three watchers/sleepers clash with the original Atlantis theme, since Natla escaped. Perhaps Core had an explanation for that problem, since it seems the female nephilim is a brunette, but still l doubt it would have tied in with the original game.

Crystal Dynamics are probably going to tie their story back to the original game by using the Atlantean rulers, and yet still use the original 1994 nephilim story AOD was inspired by. l doubt they will blatantly say AOD never happened, but l am not expecting to see any characters from AOD appear in the future stories, l think they will just ignore AOD. :(


Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurimas (Post 2265045)
Did you scaned these from Companion or got from somewhere else?


P.S. "Described as a warriorbut she looks more like a festival friend to us"
Source Offcial AOD Companion. Yes, this concept is definately from AOD.

l scanned those ones myself from the companion :)

Anubis_AF 19-11-07 21:09

Wow, incredible. Thank you for taking time to scan them. Love the Nephilim ones.

What is this supposed to be?
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/Image9b.jpg
The Proto?

Aurimas 19-11-07 21:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anubis_AF (Post 2265356)
Wow, incredible. Thank you for taking time to scan them. Love the Nephilim ones.

What is this supposed to be?
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/Image9b.jpg
The Proto?

Yes, it is Proto.

I wonder is there any concepts for Aquatic Reserch Area!

And meybe a little bit off topic, meybe someone have some 3D of AOD (exept those 3 in James Kenny site)?

aussie500 20-11-07 00:34

l think one of the large area's was for the aquatic research level and the other was for the The Strahov Fortress, but no l have not seen any interesting art for the Aquatic research area. l will have another look later and see if there was anything on any of the video's

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/Image12c.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/Image12b.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...h_Image12a.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...th_3d-7-09.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...0-28-54-87.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...0-35-00-07.jpg


l really think Eckhardt was originally going to have a bigger role to play, and that there was more to his story than that of the dark alchemist steeped in blood. Eckhardt's lab was in the same underground stronghold as the Lux Veritatis vault, this younger Eckhardt we see guarding his lab hardly seems the villian, in fact he seems quite benevolent. We did not end up with as many in the final version, only two, who were no longer holding the flame in the palm of their hand (the light of knowledge?) but had their hand palm down with the whole hand a flame as if there was power in the hand.

Eckhardt's image's went through a few changes as well, from the unknown concept from his confinement, which we were given with Chronicles. Where he appears in a situation where we might perhaps feel pity for him, how they were going to include this in the original game is a mystery since Lara was not even born while Eckhardt was confined.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/nxg3.jpg

The martyr suffering for his beliefs (and this in a Lux Veritatis stronghold?) Notice the obviously bloody hands.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t%20art/13.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...entsuit4xb.png

To the bowed and defeated sinner, suffering for his crimes.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...officefull.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/Book.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...lovestudys.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/Eckhardt.jpg

rowanlim 20-11-07 03:50

wow...all the concept art makes me feel sad...coz there's so much AOD could have been... :(

it would have been the BEST TR GAME EVER ;)

man im goin to go sulk about this... :D

danitiwa 20-11-07 04:47

Wow. O_o

aussie500 20-11-07 06:15

True it could have been a lot darker, much of the concept art shows this, although none of the original art we saw released with chronicles in 2000 was going to be in the game, the 3D work was from the German levels which were dropped very early in development, and the concepts seemed to be more about Lara's state of mind than the actual game. We were told somewhere that they were just idea's they where thinking about. Probably just as well.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/nxg2.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...art/nxg3-1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/nxg8.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/nxg7.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2..._screen004.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...ery3409dv3.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/art9.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...art/nxg4-1.jpg

A few more from first from Castle Kriegler, we never found out where the warehouse type one was. We also were given the Eckhardt confinement concept from Castle Kriegler which has already been posted

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...lery-24_09.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/nxg1.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2.../nxg8light.jpg

They gave us a few shots of the 2000 version of Lara

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/xgenlara.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...20art/nxg4.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rt/nxglast.jpg

And these two very interesting character concepts, the first and earlier one showing two of the demonic nephilim cabal members. A slightly more sexed up Lara, wearing the strange armband and what is possibly the beetle amulet around her neck. And the early Kurtis with his all seeing eye type tattoo

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...0art/char1.jpg

The second shows the start of the diluting of the original concept, the more normal (less demonic) cabal members, and this was even before Chronicles was released. Although Boaz did end up looking better than she does in the version below, she never looked as interesting as her earlier darker self.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...0art/char2.jpg

Probably before Chronicles was released the game was cut in half, when someone who actually had more experience at making Tomb Raider games finally had a chance to look at the project and decide they were just not going to have the time to do Paris, Germany, Turkey and Prague, so they chopped the middle out and kept the beginning and end, perhaps adding Karel so that they could continue the story without Eckhardt.

Little-Lara 20-11-07 07:22

Goodness, there are soo many additional ideas and characters here. :eek: :(

Its too sad, and impossible to comprehend just what the extent of this game would have been.

Aussie,
is it possible for an amateur company to continue AOD including everything here and more?

aussie500 20-11-07 07:57

It is only possible as a fan project, you cannot commercially use any of the characters or materials from AOD. There are several fan groups remaking AOD or doing continuations. Of course if Eidos with permission from Jeremy Heath-Smith were to actually release a level editor for AOD it would make it easier.

Zelda master 20-11-07 08:24

Im working with a team on a AOD continuation :)
Most of the stuff of TRAE will beremade aswell as everything that was released from germany:)
The castle is already being worked on by me...

NightWish 20-11-07 08:58


I had never seen those before! They look familiar though. Is this the old house in the next gen trailer with teh weird-looking lara?

rowanlim 20-11-07 11:52

awwwwwwwwwwwww man...how come the game didnt make it?? it looks incredible... :(

damn you, eidos....damn youuuuu....:hea:

aussie500 20-11-07 11:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by NightWish (Post 2265945)
I had never seen those before! They look familiar though. Is this the old house in the next gen trailer with teh weird-looking lara?

l do not recall seeing any old house in the next gen trailer, but l might be wrong, it only had the museum, Paris streets and bridge and the warehouse which was all concrete and steel, this one seems an older place ready for demolition. All the ones in the same post as that one were on the Tomb Raider Chronicles disc, which might be why it looks familiar.

NightWish 20-11-07 13:06

Well teh place Im thinking of is the place where those handcuffs were hanging. and I think lara cloroformed a guy there.. or was it somewhere else.Just there was this moment where she runs in the small alleys in paris and she hides in a buildeing. for some reason thiese screens remind me of that building. dont know...

can anyone post a link to that trailer?

aussie500 20-11-07 13:16

Lara sprayed something at the guard in the louvre, the handcuffs were in a completely different location :confused:

Sorry l do not have a link to the video, although l am sure it would be on youtube somewhere. l can provide screenshots, if that would help. We never saw Lara hiding in any buildings in the trailer, you might be thinking of the start of the game itself where Lara runs into a building.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...D/Image1-3.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...D/Image2-1.jpg

This is not the museum, it is only a large single story warehouse, it could not be the building in the concept art.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...AOD/Image3.jpg


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