Serious games: Game Prototype

Blackrock Game
Blackrock Game

Game Graphics

DEIS has an interest in researching and developing serious games solutions. To this end the department formed a partnership with Blackrock Castle Observatory and the computing science department of CIT to develop a serious game aimed at late-primary school children. The game was to aid research into the effectiveness of serious games and developed around an astrology-based learning scenario.

My role within the project was primarily in developing concept artwork and the game interface. Having been briefed by the project partnership I was tasked with developing storyboards and a full image library. I worked closely with programmers and content producers alike to develop the artwork.

Some of the game image elements and storyboard panels are shown here.