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AR GAME STRATEGY TABLETOP

Roles: Game & Level Designer, Prop Designer

Development Time: 2 Weeks

Team Size: 5

Aesthetic: Mixed reality tower defense

Platform: Microsoft Hololens

Contributions:

  • Designing and prototyping game board geometry, layout, terrain, and size to facilitate core gameplay mechanic and maximize player movement.
  • Designing and balancing the enemy level progression from easy to hard.
  • Conducting frequent playtests using paper prototypes to observe player tendencies and troubleshoot obvious dominant strategies.
  • Modelling, texturing, and animating low poly art assets to optimize real time performance while maintaining engaging art style.
  • Designing and fabricating the physical game board.
  • Collaborating closely with the programmers to test and verify technical limitations and tolerances.

Project Overview

A Mixed-Reality (MR) defensive strategy game, made for the Microsoft Hololens platform. The guest interacts with physical objects and models to virtually sprout defensive guardians that defend the Tree of Life.

 

Lo-Fi Prototype: 2D Maps

Hi-Fi Prototype: 3D Experience

Iteration: 2D Maps

 

Physical Game Board

Iteration: 3D Experience

Planting Mechanic

Tree Types

  1. Lime
  2. Pine
  3. Vine

Enemy Types & Waves

  1. Lumberjack w Axes.
  2. Lumberjack w Chainsaws.
  3. Bulldozers