Due to the size constraints of the mice, I had initially intended to have the majority of the level take place indoors. However, I have since decided to have the action take place outdoors but still within the castle walls. This allows for the opportunity of creating a much bigger world, although the majority of it will not necessarily be interacted with by the player. To achieve this, I created a mountainous landscape with an island surrounded by a lake.
The castle will be located on the island and will use the lake as a defensive moat.
I really like the way the cattails came out, I think it enhances the atmosphere a lot.
Here’s a view looking out on the landscape from the island itself.