Following an enjoyable talk with the 2nd Year BA Games Design students at Swansea Metropolitan University in their Level Design seminar last Friday, it was felt that some older Igford-related material should be shared with regards to the setting and environment of the game.
A representation of Igford (incorrectly titled here as a city - Igford is actually only a town) and the village of Much Haste on the Glencorwyn Peninsula in northern Caledonia.
The Igford Annual Steam Car Derby takes place on a number of point-to-point races throughout Glencorwyn, starting at the crossroads at Much Haste and ending in Igford town, which is where the game's title comes from. The race is - quite literally - from Much Haste to Igford.
The town of Igford, the Upper Igford Valley and Glencorwyn are much more sprawled and larger than suggested in the illustration above, which was produced as an initial visualisation way back in October 2009.
This image also features Castle Igford, the ruins of which stand on an isolated scrap of land just off the shore, connected by a very old stone bridge. Castle Igford was originally going to be a feature in the 2010 Igford demo but was removed after the project was scaled down. However, with recent developments it may be possible to finally take a steamcar trip to it... or through it - watch this space!
'Much Haste to Igford!' © Evil Corporation Games