Here's a quick little render of the scene I'm building in Maya:
Now, these are just mega quick blockout models to give me an idea of the scene layout. I am very aware of the fact that animals aren't actually made up of a series of squished spheres... ;)
I'm slowly reacquainting myself with Maya and it's good fun! I'm slightly scared of modelling the creatures because I haven't done much of that, but I'm sure I'll figure it out as I go along... I found this tutorial which I think will be useful; I think I'll give that technique a go once I have the concept art done.
Even though I'm a bit rusty at Maya and pretty much a newbie at modelling animals I think I'm really going to enjoy this project. The game idea is right up my street and I'm going to have a lot of fun figuring out the visual style. Can't wait for the texturing...!