PIXEL ART: WHERE ARE THE TURRETS?. A wee portfolio pixel project i’ve been working on. 🙂

Dare to Jam

August 16, 2011

Dundee games jam was at Dare Protoplay last weekend with Dare To Jam. The theme was “Jobs you wouldn’t normally find in games” Some great games came out of the day of which I worked on two. “Conan the Librarian” with Dave Morrison and “The Hero” by Ross Mills.

Both pixel art games Ross Mill’s game involved cleaning up after the hero from an RPG had been through the town. It was the only game with an age rating because of putting an injured turtle out of it’s misery. 😦 Get “The Hero” Here

Dave Morrison’s Project “Conan the librarian” involved making pixel art versions of the badges i made before the Game Jam.

Unfortunately Conan the librarian didnt get finished but Dave assures me he will get round to doing it. 🙂

Make sure you check out the other games made DareToJam at the game gallery

The theme was Pew Pew lasers. Me and co-organiser Dave Morrison decided we were going to make a game involving flowers attacking a poor hay fever suffering space marine who just happend to crash land on their planet 😀 Unfortunately we were no where near finished by the end of the day. Booo! anyway i am just going to leave my sprites and character designs here. 😀

who doesn’t want a 99p pixel art store 🙂

A little breeze is playing with this leaf.

Pixel lunar lander

May 14, 2011

Dundee Game Jam

May 3, 2011

Helping with the new Dundee game jam based at Abertay. Here is some logo pixel art retro goodness:

If you are interested in coming along, you can get a ticket here, however spaces are limited.

My time at TPLD ltd.

July 15, 2009

Right lets start with a few recent images.

Before moving to Glasgow, I worked for a Dundee based company called TPLD ltd. who specialised in educational and informative software. I originally worked for them during my undergraduate degree, and as the only artist on the team I had to produce all the artwork for their tile based game engine.

However that was a long time ago. My more recent stint with them was to produce a pixel art based game for the small piece trust. You can find the game here, just log on and select “biodome” to have a go.

Based around the idea of creating a self sufficient biodome on a terraformed asteroid, the players compete to attract the largest number of settlers to their colony. The better the environment and efficiency of their biodome; the more people they attract.

lazs mockup

The actual areas themselves were quite detailed, with my personal favorite being the agricultural area in the top right.

While I was at TPLD, they also called upon my services as a graphic designer. They asked me to come up with some POS and leaflets to advertise their products at a conference. Below are a few examples.

previewbannerinfiniteams flyer

infiniteams flyer

I also helped design the website for their flagship product “Infiniteams” as well as produce the 3d artwork. You can find the website here

The final project I worked on for TPLD was their mini-game, based around the concept of a quiz. Although this already had a set of graphics to go with the game, it did not fit in with the theme of the rest of the mini-games created for the engine. So I reworked the graphics and this is the final result: