Khaos Hive is a comic strip I began for my university newspaper, and my friend and I liked the idea enough to consider making a game based off it.
The original strips can be found HERE.
Here is one of the strips:
I then did several mockups to see what a game in the same style could look like:
Here is a mockup with perspective view:
... and an orthographic mockup:
We ended up using high detail models (~8000 triangles) to create realtime harsh shadowing.
The following are in-game screenshots. All the shadows are updated in realtime; it looks really cool in motion :)