Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Plunder Bunny | Flash Game Character Mockups

plunder bunny voodoo chickens sketches and mockups

punder bunny main character sketch and vector illustration mockup

plunder bunny character sketches and vector illustration mockups

plunder bunny 2d platformer game screens collection

Another collection of design/mockup sheets for a personal project.  The game was a very simple 2D platformer in the vain of Super Mario.  I got pretty far with the game but ended up getting busy with some contract work and the project feel into the ever growing abyss of personal projects.  When I get some more free time I'd like to try and re-visit it.

The visuals were really fun to work on.  Inkscape was used to flesh out my initial sketches.  Each character was broken up into pieces like a paper puppet.  After Saving the pieces out at high resolution they would then be put back together in Blender 3D where they would be animated.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Climber | Old 2D Game Project Screenshots

Climber Screenshot using the climbing hook to get started

Climber Game Screenshot Swinging from a falling platform

A few years ago a friend and I wanted to increase our productivity on our personal projects.  We liked the idea of game jams.  There some really good ones around now, but at the time needed to keep it a little more laid back and flexible with our work schedule.

The  first and sadly only game to come out of this was a very small, very short climbing game.  The rules were simple.  We had one week to make a game that used only 1 button.  This made us really change our focus from our normal comfort zones of game design.  In the game the climber would spin a climbing hook around in a circle and when the player hit the space bar he would throw it in the direction it was currently facing.  The goal was to hit a floating platform and swing up to it.  Once on the platform it began to crumble away so you had to keep moving.  The higher you got the faster the platforms would crumble.  I made the game with Game Maker, I think it was like version 5 or 6 at the time.  All in all the game was some pretty fun.  I still enjoy the idea and might revisit it some time down the road.  I have no idea where the game files are anymore so I would have to start from scratch, but I did have these screen shots sitting on my hard drive and thought it would be fun to share them.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mason Man | Vector Illustration Finished

Mason Man Vector Illustration Cave Boy Cartoon With Dog Done In Inkscape

Well I think I finished the illustration of my wild man son with the family dog.  I tried to keep the detailing light and did everything inside of Inkscape.  Going to sit on this for a little bit before getting it printed.  I figure in a day or two something is going to jumping out at me that needs to get fixed or added.  Any ideas or suggestions? Let me know!

Pirate Sketch | Vector Illustration

Sketching In Inkscape Is Always Fun

Pirate Sketch vector drawing done using Inkscape

Did this one just for fun.  Let the mind wander to see where it ended up.  Apparently I was thinking about pirates and lots of green.