Mobile

I worked with a small team developing an original casual IP for mobile, of which I was in charge of art direction and visual development. I went on to produce in game assets for prototyping, and also assisted with key art and marketing images.

  • For Playground Games, Frontier Developments
  • Date 2015

Character designs and character illustrations were both by Sam Hogg, 'bubble' illustrations and typesetting by myself.
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Various images from the Art Bible I created, giving aesthetic guidelines on asset and background creation. The blue forest background is an overpaint by myself of an image originally painted by Sam Hogg. All other work is my own.
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Background plates for the ‘Bubble Works’ concept, created with a combination of 3d renders and photo collaging.
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Gameplay visual mockups experimenting with different background compositions to show examples of two different levels.
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Using our initial character design as a guideline, I created orthographic sketches and a 3d model made in Zbrush which would be rendered out into a 2d sprite. I animated the character with Unity’s animator tool, splitting the character into various chunks with their own pivots.
Creating the 3d model of the character allowed me to experiment with various poses and angles, and allowed for the option of creating baked animated sprite sheets if he were to be rigged.
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Final set of Bubble character 2d sprites I created, after much iteration on design and rendering style. Each bubble character was composed of several layers which were animated to convey different expressions and gameplay states.
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Various UI elements I created for the game prototype, combination of 3d and 2d techniques.
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I created a sample of a level selection map based on the guidelines I laid out. This was made using a combination of 3d modelling and digital painting. It was implemented as a scrollable map into our game prototype, with visual effects such as moving clouds and animated fog. Level selection icons could be placed as needed by designers.
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Mockups created for the ‘Bubble Spirits’ concept which was developed further.
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Selection of screenshots from our fully playable Unity prototype. All artwork and UI was created and implemented by myself, as well as animations and VFX, with the help of our programmer.
The goal of this was to create a fully-functional vertical slice which clearly communicated a unique art style. This prototype was created by a 3-person team of designer, programmer and artist over a short time span.
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Realtime lowpoly airport diorama, prototype asset for a city-building style game.

Origami animals made for a prototype Kindle Fire project.