Sometime in late July, a mysterious game trailer started popping up all over my Facebook news feed. That game was Lost Soul Aside, made (and partially designed) by one man, Bing Yang. I’ll link the trailer below, but it basically showcases how gorgeous Bing Yang’s game actually is. Yang does claim that he had designed and modeled most of the assets you see, but since he’s only working by himself, he, of course, bought some assets which you see in the background. However, the four characters we see (our main protagonist, his mini-dragon like thing that circles him, the first boss, and possibly the last boss?) as well as the enemies, were all designed and modeled by Bing Yang himself.
This is incredibly impressive, considering he’s been working on it on his own for the past 2 years. It looks like the combat is incredibly fluent, and the layout of the map is absolutely incredible. Of course, he’s been contacted by several big name companies, though he refuses to state who contacted him. I’m assuming this is because he doesn’t want people to think he’s choosing one company when he’s really choosing the other, which I can totally respect.
It’s always amazing seeing an extraordinarily talented individual get noticed by big name companies. I’ll personally be following Ying Bang’s Twitter for updates on the game.
I’ll include pictures from his Twitter of concept art he’s recently released as well below.
Ying Bang has previously stated that he’s an artist more of a designer, but to me, this concept art looks amazing.