If there's one thing we love, it's squishing disgusting bugs.
ZeniMax is treating fans to another look at how they bring one of the creatures to life in The Elder Scrolls Online. Previously, we've taken a look at the Wamasu, and this time around we're about to get up close and personal with some insectoid creatures, the Kwama.
The Kwama, which should be familiar to those who played Morrowind, come in three forms in ESO: the warrior, the worker, and the scrib. The warriors are the largest and meanest of the species and it's their job to defend the workers and scrib, or larvae, from invaders. Each variation has their own attacks and when they interact with one another they can produce new effects called synergies.
For example, "If the warrior lifts a rock out of an area the worker charges through, it creates a swarm of scrib," explain ZeniMax. "These combinations play on the natural cooperation between the different kinds of Kwama and help them feel like a cohesive group. A Kwama on its own may not be a big threat, but they can be overwhelming when they work together."
For their character design, ZeniMax wanted the Kwama to be twitchy and appear always on edge and alert. They also wanted their attacks to look powerful and brutish. "To create the eight-legged scrib's scuttling movement, they looked closely at creatures like crabs, spiders, ticks, and mites for inspiration," said ZeniMax about their animators.
To see the Kwama in action, watch the video below.