This hack n' slash sidescroller was developed as a casestudy for a gamejam we are doing for Microsoft.
The goal was to provide a series of assets and code that could be extended and reused by the participants.
The project took about a week and to keep it simple I went for a silhouette look greately inspired by the Limbo game.
The idea was to keep a tounge in cheek "no original ideas" approach to the design.
Inspiration images from the moodboards.
A selection of look development sketches.
The first idea was to make everything look like a kids drawings.
Later I settled for a cutout silhouette look since it was faster to produce.
From the sketches I designed a series of interchangeable zombieparts.
The parts was scanned and refined to this spritesheet.
The first head is the hero. I tried to make it look like an older version of the kid from Limbo as a part of the "blatant rip-off" joke.