digitizing a kirpo

Kiri wants to make a kirpo videogame, so we requested more information on these mysterious critters we call kirpos. here is what we learned...

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standard kirpo (all drawings are by Kiri)

kirpos are fungal lifeforms. if a tree is touched by kirpo spores, it grows berries from which the baby kirpos emerge. the babies then use the thorns from the berries to dig into the tree and build a kirpo civilization. any tree inhabited by kirpos is referred to as The Great Kirping Tree.

their sizes range from very small to weird-dog-sized. the average adult kirpo is about the size of a guinea pig.

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kirpo real

all kirpos are communists and enemies of capitalism. sometimes they have Kirpo Potluck. there's a kirpo with pigtails named Penelope, and her best friend is a sleepy kirpo with messy hair named Beandip.

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a brave kirpo, armed and ready to fight capitalism

there's another kirpo named Lady Kirpington. she has a human owner, but she's convinced he's her butler.

the kirpo who sets up the collectathon in the videogame is named Egg Salad "because she hides collectibles like an easter egg hunt and scatters them like a tossed salad."

other kirpos include Biscuit, Crouton, Swampy, Alchemy Kirpo, and Kirpo.

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we assume this is Lady Kirpington although we haven't asked Kiri yet

there are other critters besides kirpos, such as weesnaws, buppies, and garganash. at one point there were Mask Kirpos(?) trying to summon a worm god(?) but not much is known about that. it's probably fine.

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this is a weesnaw (not a kirpo)

using reference images provided by Kiri, we were able to digitize a kirpo.

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subdividing a variety of kirpo-like shapes in Blender

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ultimately we decided the 4-sided model was the most kirpo-like

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a fully digitized kirpo

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simulation of kirpos in their natural habitat

thank you for teaching us about kirpos, Kiri!