KRAFTON, the Korean outfit looking after games such as PUBG and TERA, recently announced Project Windless, which is the company’s plans to develop a game and larger multimedia franchise based on the Korean fantasy novel, The Bird That Drinks Tears. The announcement represents the evolution of KRAFTON’s vision of expanding original intellectual property into larger entertainment properties.
Project Windless was actually revealed back in 2019, and it seems that KRAFTON is looking to the global market with this English press release. The Bird That Drinks Tears is a novel series that was created and written by Yeong-do Lee, who is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of the Korean fantasy genre. As one of the best-selling fantasy authors in Korea with millions of copies sold, Mr. Lee is an exceptionally imaginative writer who builds elaborate worlds and fills them with complex characters.
To help visualize the universe, KRAFTON has recruited Hollywood talent and concept artist, Iain McCaig, to further bring the novel to life. Mr. McCaig is a renowned concept artist who has been involved in early character visualizations for Star Wars characters, in addition to his work on many other blockbuster film franchises, such as The Avengers, Harry Potter, and Terminator. His creative work will serve as the visual direction for KRAFTON’s Project Windless, which encompasses the game and other creative works. Stay tuned for updates!