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WORKBENCH

BEHIND THE SCENES OF PROJECT TEMPEST

Tempest Bay is a fictional setting for stories about obsessive people navigating the borderland between civilisation and madness. 

 

Here you’ll find some of our source material for creators including a world guide, map, images, and works in progress. Please say hello or subscribe to updates to follow our development journey. 

IN A NUTSHELL 

 

Tempest Bay is a small New Zealand town on a stormy coast at the end of the earth. A place of rugged charm and intense beauty, but also a frontier that calls and haunts people. 

 

In Tempest Bay emotions and mental states are like the weather: fierce, changeable, wildly creative and destructive. The vast southern ocean, stretching all the way to Antarctica, holds primordial forces that terrified ancient navigators and whalers. The town itself has a dark, tangled history that still echoes in abandoned buildings and the eldritch sitting rooms of old families. 

 

Inspired by everything from H.P. Lovecraft, The Wicker Man, Under Milk Wood, and The Long Dark, Tempest Bay is where cosmic horror meets personal truth.

source material

The Tempest Bay Adventurer - World Guide (PDF)

Map of Tempest Bay (JPG)

Project Tempest Book Trailers (1862) and (Her Mad Song)

Where it all began - original pitch deck (PDF) 

something to listen to

 

The Fingers of Madness - ambient audio by Stephanie Engelbrecht @ helloaudio.co

Inspirations

'Off Norman's Woe' - Edward Moran
'Off Norman's Woe' - Edward Moran

Alpine Advertisement (1950s)
Alpine Advertisement (1950s)

Golden Hind in Southern Ocean Storm - via Gordon Miller
Golden Hind in Southern Ocean Storm - via Gordon Miller

'Off Norman's Woe' - Edward Moran
'Off Norman's Woe' - Edward Moran

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Reference PHOTOS

Southern Coast - Kearin Armstrong
Southern Coast - Kearin Armstrong

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Beach Logs - Kearin Armstrong
Beach Logs - Kearin Armstrong

Southern Coast - Kearin Armstrong
Southern Coast - Kearin Armstrong

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concept art

Tempest Bay - Dominik Zdenković
Tempest Bay - Dominik Zdenković

Starlight Cinema - Nikita Solo
Starlight Cinema - Nikita Solo

Tempest Bay Cliff - Dominik Zdenković
Tempest Bay Cliff - Dominik Zdenković

Tempest Bay - Dominik Zdenković
Tempest Bay - Dominik Zdenković

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cards

Monsters Social Card
Monsters Social Card

No Idea Social Card
No Idea Social Card

War of Stories Social Card
War of Stories Social Card

Monsters Social Card
Monsters Social Card

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