SHP is a pixel style 3D game for Playstation VR, where the VR player has to smash their way through a medieval castle and hunt for treasure. It has a full story mode and couch multiplayer, allowing pad players to join in using controllers and the TV screen.
We were responsible for the design, 3D modeling and Animation of all the characters in the game, as well as other visual aspects of the game, such as the user interface.
We also assisted with the the marketing media creation, by storyboarding and producing as trailer (see below), creating a range of presentation images and a promotional website.
Before creating the in game content, we first created a range of concept art. This helps explore ideas in a more cost effective way, and make the final production of in game content more straightforward.
Designs for the book character that guides the player
designs for the daggers on the table
Designs for power up gems
Designs for grandma expressions
Designs for the NPC characters
Concept art for the different states of the wands
Below are some of the best screen shots of the in game content. For this project we used an interesting pixelated 3d style, with the aim of making the player feel more like they were inside a retro game. We did initially start with a more blockly look than is seen here, but later developed this combination of low poly and pixeled style, to give some of the caracters and important objects clearer details.
The buddy character models
The book the player uses to control the options in the game
another image of the book
an example of the UI inside the book
"Grandma" helping guide the player
The level selection table
The lobby scene where the player sets up the game
Another shot of the level selection scene
Finally we created a range of more detailed and composed marketing images and video content, which would be used to promote the game across many platforms, such as social media, trailer videos and printed banners.
Smash Hit Plunder is available f form shops and the Playstation Store now, check it out and let us know what you thought of it!