Hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend =D I had a pretty good one, i’ve been dog sitting for my aunt along with Nick, they come home from their holiday today so then all of our dog sitting duties are complete! The weather has been pretty crappy here this bank holiday, I was kinda secretly wanting my parents to have a bank holiday BBQ but it hasn’t stopped raining all weekend =(
Anyway, today’s post is about looking back over old projects, mainly things that I did at college and one project in particular, it is one which I worked on as a group project, it never actually got finished which sucked but this was mainly due to there only being three of us in the group and probably biting off more than we could chew.
Yesterday I found the plans for this “game” I say game it was more a single level… but yeah, I found the sketches for it and thought it would be cool to come back to it, maybe not turn it into an actual game as I don’t single handedly have all the skills needed e.g. rigging, animation etc.
Here are the sketches for what the level looked like, the pics are hand drawn so aren’t exactly tidy but this is the first ever game I worked on =) and as part of my summer project thing I may go back to it and build it in UE4!!
This was a basic plan that I drew, the idea was you were trapped on an abandoned underground platform of a train station, there’s a derailed train on the tracks and monsters, the end carriage is positioned underneath a hole in the roof of the underground station, the roof has collapsed and there is a hole in the roof of the carriage, to escape the platform you must first kill all of the monsters and then climb up through the hole, however, until all the monsters have been killed the last carriage is locked, this will obviously stop people from just running to the end and escaping without having killed any monsters. That was the basic idea we came up with as a group anyway, I may however go back and tweak it a bit to make it more interesting, e.g. when you climb through the hole you come out in the upstairs section of the station where more trouble awaits…… not sure yet but I shall keep you all up to date =) I also found some concept art that was drawn for us, her name was Zoe and she was another student at our college =D
These are the concept art drafts for how the level will look and the concept art for the monsters that were going to be in the game, however I will more than likely change how they look in my version, I was now thinking maybe more zombies or something, I have a bit of a thing for apocalypse style games at the minute =P
This was the final piece of concept art that she did for us, I think it sort of sets the atmosphere for the game but I also think that it was lacking a bit, but who am I to judge its better than anything I could ever do, it was also her first ever piece so it is pretty good, all things considered.
I will post more about what I have decided to do and will no doubt share the process with you guys, I have other bits of work from college that I would like to go back to at some point cause I think it would be fun to reflect on them now I have more experience and make them better =D
I hope you guys enjoyed this and as usual I shall see you all tomorrow!