Undermine | April Fool's Project

For the First of April 2021 I allowed myself to make a little joke: the announcement of a new expansion for World of Warcraft.

I only planned to make the Key Artwork and the Logo, but as time went on I found time to do more. I expanded this project to feature a slideshow akin to a Blizzcon presentation to give it a more authentic feel. I went as far as modeling and texturing a custom armor set for the "new" class.

The whole project is a homage to Blizzard's announcement of the Tinker Hero in Warcraft 3, which was announced as an april fools joke as well. At the same time I wanted to give the community material to discuss possible direction for the future of World of Warcraft, while also bringing a little surprise to Blizzard's developers as well.

Key Artwork

Key Artwork

First Slide - Featuring fake WoW Undermine Logo

First Slide - Featuring fake WoW Undermine Logo

Second Slide - Outline of Story - Featuring the offical Gallywix Artwork by Wei Wang https://www.artstation.com/weiwangart

Second Slide - Outline of Story - Featuring the offical Gallywix Artwork by Wei Wang https://www.artstation.com/weiwangart

Third Slide - Map of the "new" continent

Third Slide - Map of the "new" continent

Fourth Slide - Class - Custom Armor and Backpack Modeled by me

Fourth Slide - Class - Custom Armor and Backpack Modeled by me

Fifth Slide - Bestiary featuring a pencil sketch of a "Blood Flamingo"

Fifth Slide - Bestiary featuring a pencil sketch of a "Blood Flamingo"

Sixth Slide - Key Artwork with Logo

Sixth Slide - Key Artwork with Logo

Sevent Slide - Names of Characters featured in Artwork

Sevent Slide - Names of Characters featured in Artwork

Eigth Slide - Conclusion

Eigth Slide - Conclusion

Tinker Model | Goblin Model and Skin Texture by Blizzard Entertainment, Armor Texture, Armor, Controller and Backpack Models by me

Tinker Model | Goblin Model and Skin Texture by Blizzard Entertainment, Armor Texture, Armor, Controller and Backpack Models by me

Textures by me

Textures by me

Early sketch of Razz Steamwheedle

Early sketch of Razz Steamwheedle

Early sketch of Pixie Starwrench

Early sketch of Pixie Starwrench

Sketch of Donais

Sketch of Donais

Sketch of Miranda Manavolt

Sketch of Miranda Manavolt

Early sketch of Noggenfogger

Early sketch of Noggenfogger

Early sketch of Noggenfogger with Ogre Mount

Early sketch of Noggenfogger with Ogre Mount

Early Sketch of Hugo Blast

Early Sketch of Hugo Blast

Concept for a Tinker Armor Set

Concept for a Tinker Armor Set

Pencil sketch of a Blood Flamingo

Pencil sketch of a Blood Flamingo