Krafton begins development of a new game
08/05/2022 - KRAFTON, Inc. today announced the start of active development on an as-yet-untitled game project based on the popular Korean fantasy novel "The Bird That Drinks Tears" in Asia.
KRAFTON recently launched the game's official website and is stepping up its activities to recruit top talent worldwide to realize its ambitious vision. The project's website revealed details about the game, its story and some concept art to illustrate the visual style and tone of the project.
The Bird That Drinks Tears is a novel series written by Yeong-do Lee, the pioneer of the Korean fantasy genre. Lee is considered one of Korea's most widely read fantasy authors, whose books sell millions of copies. He is praised above all for his elaborate world and complex characters.
As originally announced in 2021, KRAFTON has hired Hollywood talent and concept artist Iain McCaig to bring Lee's novel to life. McCaig is a renowned concept artist who has not only been involved in many blockbuster films such as The Avengers, Harry Potter and Terminator, but also contributed to early character visualizations for Star Wars characters. His creative work will serve as the basis for the visual style of the project. With the release of the official website, new concept art of the game's main characters and environments was also revealed. Fans of The Bird That Drinks Tears will recognize unique interpretations of the novel's four different races, including humans, Rekkon, Tokebi and Nhaga.
In order to provide the best possible gameplay experience, KRAFTON is conducting an intensive global search for the leading developers to bring the project to fruition. Those interested in learning more about The Bird That Drinks Tears and getting involved in the project can visit unannouncedproject.krafton.com.
Source: Press release