Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Super Fun mock ups

And heres some further development. What am I doing you say? My friend has been developing this awesome word game for ipad/iphone. Basically you use your finger to select words from the grid, in any direction, aided by three power ups/helpers for when you get stuck. It is highly addictive to play, be warned. I came on board to help out with a bit of design. All of the work here is very unfinished, more style sheets to improve upon, and to test their functionality and suitability within the game. The idea of the concept to work on was that the letter blocks were effectively floating as a canopy over some kind of rainforest or similar, and that there would be a night and day, day time being when you can really hit up your power ups, night time draining them. Elements such as rain and lightning interact with the play, and theres a beautiful ever changing soundtrack by the lovely Cora Venus Lunny. The power up symbols given to me were bomb-to pop a letter out of the grid and send its surrounding letter blocks spinning, shove-to push along a whole line horizontally or vertically one space, and swap-to tap blocks to trade their places. There are sound effects with the power ups that are animal noises. I'm working on converting the symbols to relevant animals for the specials. The lion roars and pops out the block, the rhino charges to shove a line along, and the 2 birds pick up and swap letters. I have a lot of work to do on improving the design of the animals, and including changing expressions depending on the amount of charge they have, for example awake and happy to sleepy to grumpy for the lion, depending on how much juice it has. 
The first two pics here and the last post are sketch and mock up versions of the game, and the last pic is the start splash page for now. 
The game is in testing mode at the moment, more info can be found here

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