Imagine daily life
Try to envision who you’d meet while walking through a city in your game. What do the passersby look like? How about the street vendors and the artisans? For example, here I wanted to create a technologically advanced society based on feudal Japan. I imagined floating rickshaws, high-tech swordsmiths and monks, enhanced sumo wrestlers, and so on. By inventing unique customs and cultural traits to direct my designs, it was easier to come up with interesting character designs that would make the viewer curious.