Low Poly Warglaives

Since I need to get a lot better at 3D modelling, I asked Shane Pengelly, a friend of mine (https://shanescreative.wordpress.com) to choose a model for me to make.

The model(s) that Shane gave me to create, is the Warglaive of Azzinoth, from Warcraft/World of Warcraft. He also limited the polygons to 1000, but i’m going to try and get them as low as possible.

This is the reference image I will be using to construct these Warglaives.


Casual games – Concepts

For one of my Games Design briefs, we were to develop initial concepts for three different casual games which would each be aimed at different target audiences. Once the concepts were created and thumbnail’d, they would be presented to an audience who would choose the one they like best to be developed further.


Game Number One

The first of these designs was designed for an audience aged 10-14 years, with that in mind I wanted to create a simple game with easy mechanics, and some kind of cute main character. The concept I ended up creating was for a game called “Super Squid Guy Adventures (A working title): And the quest for the golden tentacle”

This game I initially envisioned a squid character, shooting around the screen, propelled by its tentacles, gathering treasure and so on. I added “And the quest for the golden tentacle” to make it seem like the game would have some indication of a plot, or end goal. Super Squid Guy Adventures initially would be a tablet game, and the player would control the movement of a cartoon squid by pressing on the screen in the direction you wanted the squid to move in, and the longer you pressed, the more power or tension the squid would build up in his tentacles, and the further it would move.


Game Number Two

The second game concept was to be aimed at an audience aged 35+, and I came up with the idea of Ablockalypse. This game was inspired by several things including the Mad Max films, and the game RoboCraft.


This game is set in a open world with a wasteland aesthetic, deserts, derelict buildings etc. and sees the player take control of a vehicle made up of blocks, these blocks would have different qualities and materials, for example metal would be heavier than wood resulting in a slower vehicle, but it would be able to take a lot more punishment.

The game would have no ‘finite’ progression, you construct your vehicle the way you want to out of the blocks you find, make or salvage from other destroyed vehicles, however should one of the blocks on your own vehicle be destroyed, it’s gone for good. players would be able to complete challenges or take on strong opponents in order to acquire ‘special’ or unique blocks.


Game Number Three

The final game concept I came up with is aimed at girls aged 14+, it’s named Handbag Dog Simulator/Life and is a tablet game with micro-transactions kept in mind.

Handbag Dog Simulator

The idea of this game is that the player takes on the role of an owner of a small handbag dog, that is to say a dog that is kept within a handbag. The player can take care of their dogs, and either take them to dog shows and earn currency, or use micro-transactions to buy different customisation options including different dog breeds, fur styles/colours, handbags and UI skins/styles.

Song, or Myth

For this brief I am required to choose one subject each from two lists (A and B), and create a single image that conveys the information of the chosen subject, as well as a sequential image sequence in a form I have researched. List B Comprised of: – A Myth – A Song – A Poem – A well recognised saying or aphorism I have two subjects that I came up with ideas for with this list, the first involves songs, and involves using imagery derived from song lyrics to create sequences of images. There is an almost infinite amount of songs to use and they can be used to generate both single images and sequences. The next idea is to use the twelve labours of Hercules to generate twelve images most likely in the style of ancient greek pottery.

“A Famous Quote”

For this brief I am required to choose one subject each from two lists (A and B), and create a single image that conveys the information of the chosen subject, as well as a sequential image sequence in a form I have researched. List A Comprised of: – An autobiographical event – A Biographical Study – A political opinion, social commentary or current event – A Famous quote The subject that I have chosen from List A, is the Famous Quote, and my ideas for creating images based on this subject involves taking memorable quotes or speeches, and using them to create something that isn’t necessarily to do with the movie itself, as well as there being an immense repository of ideas and quotes to use, for example; “You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact every second of every day. If there is a Hell, you might wanna go there for some R & R after a tour on Pandora. Out there beyond that fence every living thing that crawls, flies, or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for jujubes. We have an indigenous population of humanoids called the Na’vi. They’re fond of arrows dipped in a neurotoxin that will stop your heart in one minute – and they have bones reinforced with naturally occurring carbon fiber. They are very hard to kill. As head of security, it is my job to keep you alive. I will not succeed. Not with all of you. If you wish to survive, you need to cultivate a strong, mental aptitude. You got to obey the rules: Pandora rules. Rule number one…” [1] Using this quote to base my single and sequential images on, I can create a landscape image showing harsh, rugged terrain that would be difficult for any non-indigenous life form to exist in, and comic book style images of marines facing various hardships as described by the quote, captioned by phrases taken from the quote. [1] Avatar (2009)

An idea for stop motion

Something i’ve enjoyed doing since I learned how is absent mindedly making origami cranes.

The idea is to incorporate them into a stop motion showing a piece of paper turning into the bird step by step. Possibly including use of a craft knife and metal ruler to turn an A4 sheet into a square.

Another idea that could be incorporated is drawing stick figures onto the paper and have them make the folds. This would mean making multiple cranes however, though any I do make would contribute to a wish, should I decide to carry on and make 1000.