Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drew and animated original enemy and environment sprites

  • Reanimated enemy sprites to better fit art direction

  • Designed HUD

  • Found sound and music for game

  • Designed CD case cover, CD case label, and manual insert

  • Wrote and updated documentation, such as the Game Design Document

Game Information

  • Title - Heart of the Incendium

  • Studio - WesomeWorks (5 developers)

  • Engine - Unity

  • Made in 8 weeks - shipped December 2014

  • 17 work hours per week

Final Level

In-game screenshot of the final level

Platforming

In-game screenshot of Syberia's platforming ability

HoI_DVD_Case

Game Case Cover

HoI_DVD_Label

Game CD Label

Post-Mortem

What Went Well

 

  • We ended up with a very strong team culture, and became really effective at communicating with each other.

  • I got early experience with working with another artist, as we were the only two artist team for this project.

  • I made my first game!

What Went Wrong

 

  • We had a lot of crunch time in order to get everything done.

  • We had to implement a scoring system late in development, which cut into time for polish and fixing bugs.

  • The original enemy sprites did not fit the artistic direction of the game, so we had to reskin and reanimate all of them in about two days.

 

 

What I Learned

 

  • Always make an effort to talk to your team.

  • Don't be afraid to ask for clarification on game specifications.

  • Don't bite off more than you can chew.