Client: Joystick Generals/Fully Illustrated
Project: Viking BobProject specifics:
- Game Design
- Character Design
Viking Bob – The Game Never to Be
Viking Bob was due to be our next game following on from Super Turbo Action Pig, but we were beaten to the line by another company. We couldn't believe it when we fell across a game that not only had a Viking as the main character, but also had Viking in the name and was, unbelievably, exactly the same game!!!! If we'd continued with this little game we would definitely been seen as copycats, and that isn't in our nature at all. So, our lovely little Viking Bob has been retired to the pages of history as an official non starter. We may still use him in another game we've been toying with, as lets face it, it'd be a waste not too. But for now, Viking Bob is no more. Sorry Bob.
This project was part of a 6 month contract where I acted as a concept artist for a number of different game's that were being prototyped internally. This one required a an epic collection of robots!
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.