As you can see from some of the drawings below, the main character is robotic. Ive been toying with the idea of making these spider robots more organic which will give me the opportunity to stylize the environment with webbing, residue, maybe bodies suspended from lampposts encrusted in web.
The title "Atrax" is taken from the Latin name "Atrax Robustus". It is the name of the notoriously dangerous Sydney funnel-web spider. Along with the Northern tree funnel-web they are the only Australian funnel-web spiders to inflict lethal bites to humans. Known for their aggressive personalities and their deep, silk funnel shaped hideaways.
"Kingdom of Echelon" was the orginal title meaning, Kingdom of hierarchy. At this point the story was very basic and broad and I was concentrating on technologies speculated rise to claim its position over humans, thus, a reconstructed social hierarchy. However, focusing on the main character has resulted in a snappier title. Let me know what you think.