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.
I was tasked with creating something contemporary, urban and very much in line with the world of vinyl toys (kid robot etc), but only in this instance, it had to be tied in with the company name Famous Couture, coming from the saying 'Making Jesus Christ Famous'. A tough but fun brief!
Wow, this was a huge and totally awesome project! Voodoo Controllers required branding, illustration, design, 3D, banners, you name it!