Client: Unknownworlds Entertainment
Project: Natural Selection 2 Promo SiteProject specifics:
- Microsite Design
- Animated Flash Effects
Client location: USA
Natural Selection 2 – Promo Site
Natural Selection 2 is one of, if not the most accomplished Indie title in existence, so much so you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a AAA console title coming out of a studio with hundreds of staff! So the brief for this one page promo site was to give it the online presence that it deserves. In simple terms it had to kick boat loads of ass!
So, as I ALWAYS ramble on about sites only being as good as their content, I drilled this message home to the team at Unknownworlds and begged for the assets to be bone shatteringly awesome...and boy did they deliver!!!! When I received the web art package I almost cried in excitement! I was like a giddy kid at Christmas running around shouting 'ooh, ooh look at these pretty pictures!!!!'. After I'd done this for an hour or two, I collapsed into my chair and realised it was time to actually do something with them and get to work on the design. For 'research' purposes, a copy of the game had to be acquired and played too, (how hard this job can be) so with both the running around in excitement and playing the game out of the way, I was ready to start. The core design was nailed down very quickly with only a handful of small amends needed to get it just where the Unknownworlds team wanted it. We had some kick ass servers to work with on this site too, so making it super visually rich wasn't going to be an issue. Plain and simply, this site got me more excited than any other before it...and that's saying something as I always get excited! Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming full community site and the new Unknownworlds sites too, their launching soon! NS2 rocks!
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