Part 14: Miscellaneous: LinksNow that were through the game, I can finally link to a bunch of developer videos I thought were neat. Theyre all up on Techlands youtube channel as well as their Gunslinger site. Ive linked to a few of the more interesting ones below.
1: The Ballad of Silas Greaves. Technically a trailer, but its really just a nice mashup of art and game moments set under a ballad.
2: The Story of Gunslinger. Haris Orkin, the American voice and story consultant for the game, talks for roughly 8 minutes about the games story. Hes easy to listen to and explains multiple of the inspirations for the game.
3: An Interactive Art Book. You can click the annotations to see concept art of nearly everything in the game.
4: How the West Was Won, a developer video talking about the games art, music, story and certain design decisions. (The first 4 minutes are interesting, after that it switches to community feedback stuff and its just a bunch of waffle).
Finally, unlike the other titles so far, the last title wasnt a movie reference (The Man With No Brothers -> The Man With No Name). The Dollars trilogy movies (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) all have a very similar main character, with the same actor (Clint Eastwood) and attire (the iconic poncho, cigarillo). Commonly hes referred to as The Man With No Name. Going by the poncho, I think Techland took him as an inspiration for Silas Greaves appearance.
What always struck me a bit odd is the slightly Indian look on Silas facial features though, never figured out whether that was intentional or not and it doesnt come through in the cutscenes or art either.