Project: Haypi Pirates (Kingdom of Pirates)Project specifics:
- UI Design
- Icon Design
Client location: China
Haypi Pirates (Kingdom of Pirates)
This is the 4th game I've worked on with Haypi and yet again it was damn good fun, this time it was on Haypi Pirates! As I already had a good working relationship with the team I was ready for what was to come. They wanted something that gave off the Pirate vibe and really set the games lovely visuals off.
As the game was about pirates it was key to give this a good nautical feel, using old woods and metals throughout. I initially started work on the brand, as I always believe that the brand must be the anchor (sorry, bad pun) to all things that surround it, so with the brand set in place I moved onto the UI. It took a couple of iterations before we landed on the exact style that felt right, but once we had, the following user interfaces just rolled out very smoothly. Great fun.
This was an excellent pitch allowing me to explore some new ideas in 3D Studio Max. I had been chomping at the bit to amalgamate my cartoon illustration and 3D skills into one visually exciting project...and this was it.
I've been working with the guys at Firestar Toys for years and when they mentioned this new project, I was somewhat excited! I'm a BIG Lego fan!