So we decided to do something a little different and special with the RR Polar Bear which will hopefully make up for the long wait it’s been since its first reveal. I always thought it was a bit odd in Zoo Tycoon 2 when an animal goes into water and comes out looking exactly the same as if it had just walked through a form of blueish mist or something. So we thought it would be a cool idea to introduce a wet skin for our animal when it enters the water, in addition to that sort of intermediate stage you see when an animal is neither completely dry nor completely wet. Therefore, after a certain time since coming out of the water, the wet skin will switch to the intermediate skin and then to the dry skin once again if it doesn’t go back in the water of course.
To make things more interesting, we’ve even decided to include a variant dry skin with its own interemediate counterpart and re-include dirty skins for this animal. The former can be seen displayed on the render below beneath the wet skin render.
Wet skin credits: Yukon
Variant and intermediate skin credits: Mayer
Hope you all enjoy this ‘back to school’ reveal at the end of the summer holidays and keep looking out for a release in the near future!