The inspiration for some of the designs in Shadowbinders come from very different places. When we first introduced the clockwork steampunk city of Veldrif in early 2011, we decided to “gear it up” a little and make it look like a giant clock. I know that’s a little cliche, but there is a reason we’ll touch on later.
Now, the tethered platforms? They were inspired by Sonic CD‘s Little Planet, of all things. I was playing a lot of that at the time. 😉