Emma’s Dress-up Party

Check out the game here: Emma’s dress-up party
The game was made by a team of three. We had an artist: Nicole Smith, a programmer: Peter Hastings and me as a designer.

Emma’s dress-up party is a dress-up game with rewarded video games. Many dress-up games have a high virality but very poor retention. My intention with the design was to see if we could improve retention. As a result I designed a system with locked items (and colors), daily challenges and rewarded video ads.  Continue reading Emma’s Dress-up Party

Portal Levels

In order to create the levels I looked at Portal 2 levels and extracted elements that were recurrent. I noticed a lot of levels give the player a sense of proportion due to size. A player feels small in these big levels and it also allows for the player to thoroughly seach for puzzle clues. I also noticed that the level designers do not waist any puzzle items. Most puzzle items have to be reused to solve the puzzle, especially in the more difficult levels.  Continue reading Portal Levels