I am very, very excited to tell you that the game I've been working on for Disney Mobile for the better part of this year has finally been released!!! Disney Hidden Worlds is something I began working on back in March. At that point, it was called "Hidden Disney", and there was still a lot up in the air in terms of character and story. I'm very proud to have been down in the trenches, pounding away at board after board after board as we searched for the right tone and energy to the original material created for this game. I'll be sure to share what I can in the coming months.
For those unfamiliar with the game, here is an enlightening link from D23. The game itself can be played on The Facebook or you can download it to your favorite portable device and play whenever, wherever (local laws, as always, still apply). For my part, I was the sole storyboard artist on the project. I was involved with the original animated content that you'll find throughout the game upon completion of each Kingdom. The storyline involves Chrona and her friends, the Inklings (above), as you collect magic Ink from various Disney- and Disney•Pixar-themed Kingdoms through a HOG (Hidden Object Game) system. Of course, we couldn't have a hero without a villain, whom we find in Sez. I won't spoil anything, but the story--written by Alisa Kurt--is quite well-crafted, as I was honored to be a part of it. It is, in my humble opinion, the best part of the game!
Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think! And feel free to add me and send some Energy Fuel my way. ;^)
I have been very fortunate this year to spend a good chunk of my time working on a few freelance projects for Disney Mobile out of Palo Alto, CA. The team there is incredible in terms of creativity, generosity, and gaming excellence. I was honored to work with them on their projects.
One of the projects I briefly worked on was this one:
You may be familiar with the Star Wars? Perhaps even Tiny Tower? Well, mix them together and you get Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, now available to own in the Apple App Store! FOR FREE!! I got to help board out the opening title sequence for the game, which (being Star Wars) starts with the famous line, the bold logo, and the infamous scroll. Heaven! Of course, now that the game has been released, I was informed that my opening sequence was actually completely dropped. So...enjoy my boards, and just pretend that they're actually for something that exists!
It was fun to simplify my style to better match the pixelated versions of the characters that would be used. One childhood fantasy checked off my list. On to the next ones...