Lily of the Valley is a game produced by Nick Rudzicz and myself, as Oshitsu No Tenbungakusha, for T.O. Jam: The Sevening, an annual game jam hosted in Toronto. We had just under three days to complete a game. This was my first 3D game, and first attempt at animating 3D objects. I believe this was also Nick’s first foray into 3D game development. All things considered, I think we did pretty well. We definitely learned a lot.
The theme we were to base the game on was “This is NOT the end of world”. While our original idea was some sort of gardening sim, it turned out as a slow trudge through the ashy hills of Lily’s tortured mind. There are various concrete objects in the world which you can either set on fire or use a plant on. The plant will renew an object to the state it existed in before whatever trauma occurred to Lily. Setting an object on fire turns it to ash, like the rest of the world.
It’s not so much a game as a (decidedly short) desolate walk through a haunted land. I would love to expand and improve on this project.
You can download the game right here: Win 32 | OSX
Jacob and I developed this Android app, DoodleCam, which allows you to take photos and then intelligently places doodles into them. As the project progresses we’re getting more artists on board to make more doodles, and developing more interesting ways of integrating the doodles.
As with all of our apps, I developed the branding, UI, the necessary Google Play graphics, and in this case, the first set of doodles. I’ll be doing further doodle packs in the future, as well as helping to integrate the other artists’ doodles into the app.
If you have an Android device you can get DoodleCam on Google Play.
Below is our first video for DoodleCam, narrated by my spouse Laura.
TriFit+ is Christopher Kelly’s business side, as a triathlon trainer. Chris wanted to refresh his logo, from one I had made over ten years ago. Chris’ personal colours are black and yellow, his bicycle and cycling suit conforming to this colour scheme. He’s also developed an affinity for bees as a result of this colour choice.
With his colour scheme in mind, I sketched out a series of ideas, mostly with chunky letters and bees. Chris liked the bees I’d drawn so much, we decided he could have a mascot as well as a word mark.