Client: Microsoft Game Studios
Project: Neosaurs WebsiteProject specifics:
- Homepage Design
- Subpage Design
Client location: USA
Being primarily Indie focused, I was bowled over to get an enquiry from the powerhouse that is Microsoft Game Studios, and to say that I was excited would be a gargantuan understatement! The project was Neosaurs, a stunning new online game that they were launching, and one that they needed a whole new site to encapsulate! When I was provided with the artwork for the game, I fell head over heels in love, its SO pretty! The direction was obvious from the outset, it was simply a case of getting stuck in!
With the artwork being so powerful, working with it was a pleasure! I spent some time in the game before its release and got to know the characters and setting a little better before diving into the game, as I wanted to portray the games feel as best I could. It was key, as with all my games sites, that the site had to be an extension of the game experience. To feel like part of a singular unified experience. I was soon on the right path and the new look was welcomed with open arms. We moved onto a selection of the subpages and I can honestly say that this project was bloody awesome. The guys at Microsoft were a blast, what a superb project!
Back in 2007 I was approached by Patrick McNeil from none other than the very popular design site, Design Meltdown, to appear in his book ‘The Web Designers Idea Book’ in the ‘black’ themed section, that was due to go on sale in late 2008.
Being a hardcore arcade & retro gamer, I already knew about Analogue Interactive way before they got in touch, so I was rather excited to talk about this project!