“Mike didn’t just blindly take instructions and turn out a generic website and game artwork. His experience in the industry and talent allowed him to deliver designs and layouts that beat expectations. It’s very clear that he has a love for graphic design and gaming.” – Dan Byers, Manic Gaming
During the Game Jam at the 360iDev San Jose 2010, Dan Byers (@coffeedan) worked on and showed a head-to-head tank game for iPad. The game has since been reworked as a space game, and Dan asked me to press the “make look better” button. Below are some samples of the work I did on Star Fighter X2, including a cool time-lapse video of building the spaceship in 3D.
Here’s the original concept I was provided for the ship, along with the final version.
And some nice high-res renders:
Building the ship in “Fast Motion”
This was made using a sweet script I got from @majicDave that takes a screenshot every ten seconds.
I also made some animated power-up graphics, hand-painted nebulas, and made the Manic Gaming website.