So We've spent some time looking for references and a theme. What has been decided is a zombie robots attacking a robot world. This world is similar to ours, but instead of humans it's inhabited by robots. We're going to set it in a B-Movie Horror film setting, similar to Mars Attacks, Aliens Vs Monsters, and Stubbs the Zombie.
The Key set pieces will be a neighborhood at night, destroyed gas station and a drive in movie theater.
Our inspiration/influences is in the following order.
Top Right: Planet 51 - we're looking at how they adapted their architecture to the alien theme they went with.
Top Left: Planet 51 - Robot from Planet 51, we're looking into making the citizens have a clean white robotic feel and this will influence how the rest of the environment looks.
Upper Mid Right : Not sure what movie it's from, but we're looking at the night lighting and the clouds in that image.
Upper Mid Left : CG Challenge Short -We're mainly looking at this one for the mood they set up with their short and the color palette.
Mid Right: Salesman Pete- Painting/material style, we're looking into trying something unique with the way we paint the materials.
Mid Left: Portal 2 - Clean robots again.
Lower Right: BUCK! - Hand painted materials again.
Lower Left : Old movie theaters and cars for inspiration.
I've seen some other posts with a similar theme and I'm really excited to see how they all turn out.