Category Archives: University

Work I did while at University

Thread Bear UI

Thread Bear Frontend Menu

Thread Bear Frontend Menu

Thread Bear Frontend Menu

Thread Bear HUD

Thread Bear HUD

Thread Bear Signposts

Thread Bear End of Level

Thread Bear Loading

Thread Bear is the project I created as part of my final year at University.

Thread Bear is visually heavy on fabric and stitching, it was important that I continued the theme in to the menu and HUD. This was the first time I had ever created a game menu or used Scaleform and Unreal.  It was a great learning curve and I really enjoyed the challenge.

Help Bobby, the panda spirit, travel through each level and sew up the rips that are threatening the balance of this colourful and fragile world. Navigate through each level collecting sewing equipment as you go, the needles, thread and bobbins will be required to stitch up the rips that are appearing in the world. The balance of the fabric world hangs by a thread! Only Bobby can repair the rips and restore peace among the fabric creatures.

Cardiff Design Festival 2011 Winner Thread Bear was also the winner of the Interactive Design category in the 2011 Cardiff Design Festival.

Thread Bear Concepts

Thread Bear ConceptThread Bear Concept Thread Bear Concept

Thread Bear is the project I created as part of my final year at University.

Help Bobby, the panda spirit, travel through each level and sew up the rips that are threatening the balance of this colourful and fragile world. Navigate through each level collecting sewing equipment as you go, the needles, thread and bobbins will be required to stitch up the rips that are appearing in the world. The balance of the fabric world hangs by a thread! Only Bobby can repair the rips and restore peace among the fabric creatures.

Cardiff Design Festival 2011 WinnerCardiff Design Festival 2011 Winner Thread Bear was also the winner of the Interactive Design category in the 2011 Cardiff Design Festival.

A Postcard From…

Postcard From... Birdman

Postcard From... Birdman

Postcard From... Kraken

A Postcard From… is an interactive flash project based on two themes I was randomly given, Kraken and Birdman. The challenge was to include both of these themes together in the same location. I opted to portray the bird man in his cell at Alcatraz prison while outside, a Kraken is causing mayhem and attacking the prison!

I created the concept, artwork and interaction using Photoshop and Flash.  Voice acting was performed by Berwyn Brewer.

I have the project available to play online here., it is roughly 8mb in size so please allow enough time for it to fully load…

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Thread Bear Screenshots

Thread Bear Screenshots

Thread Bear Screenshots

Thread Bear Screenshots

Thread Bear Screenshots

Thread Bear is the project I created as part of my final year at University.

Help Bobby, the panda spirit, travel through each level and sew up the rips that are threatening the balance of this colourful and fragile world. Navigate through each level collecting sewing equipment as you go, the needles, thread and bobbins will be required to stitch up the rips that are appearing in the world. The balance of the fabric world hangs by a thread! Only Bobby can repair the rips and restore peace among the fabric creatures.

Cardiff Design Festival 2011 WinnerCardiff Design Festival 2011 Winner Thread Bear was also the winner of the Interactive Design category in the 2011 Cardiff Design Festival.

Bobby The Panda

Bobby Sketches

Bobby Concept

Thread Bear 3D Bobby

Thread Bear 3D Bobby

The progress of Bobby the Panda Spirit, from sketches to the 3D asset we used as the playable character in Thread Bear.

Help Bobby, the panda spirit, travel through each level and sew up the rips that are threatening the balance of this colourful and fragile world. Navigate through each level collecting sewing equipment as you go, the needles, thread and bobbins will be required to stitch up the rips that are appearing in the world. The balance of the fabric world hangs by a thread! Only Bobby can repair the rips and restore peace among the fabric creatures.

Cardiff Design Festival 2011 WinnerCardiff Design Festival 2011 Winner Thread Bear was also the winner of the Interactive Design category in the 2011 Cardiff Design Festival.

Fabric Cube

I have started back at university now and a final project has now just started.  This fabric cube is a little test to make sure ideas can work and increase our knowledge base, hopefully making sure production is quick and effective.

Created in Maya, 57 Polygons.

The Adventures of Captain Splodge

Over the past few months, I was given the opportunity to visit Caldicot Secondary School and talk to some of the pupils about game design.  The aim was to create a Flash based web game and get the pupils involved in the game design process.

I teamed up with Kate Killick and together we worked with the pupils to design elements of the game.  I was responsible for the art and animation implementation and Kate did the programming and sound.

Thanks to the pupils at Caldicot Secondary School who took part in designing the game concept, characters and levels.

 

Little Robot

I modelled this little chap a few months ago but due to lack of free time recently have been unable to do much more until today.  He is rigged, textured and raring to go!  Hopefully get some nice little animations out of him soon.

Little Robot

Modelled and rendered using Autodesk Maya 2011.