'A Typographic Journey Life' is a side scrolling platformer game, set inside a universe made up of words and letters using the alphabets of English language. The world itself is a narrative typography, where the players would be taken through the typical journey of an average human being from their childhood to their old-age. The project was made as a part of an 'Intensive Week' session and has been completed in 1 week in our University.
The player takes control of the character of the letter "I", which symbolizes an average human. Controlling the character, the player must go through the narrative story of the main character while traversing through the obstacles created by the typographic universe to progress through the life of the character (an average human).
WHAT MAKES THE PROJECT UNIQUE?
The journey of the character
The universe and its aesthetics
A TYPOGRAPHY JOURNEY : LIFE
Game Design, Level Design, and Universe
FULL GAME WALKTHROUGH
The concept is based around the journey of the main character (the letter “I”), with the surrounding aesthetic universe in play.
We as a team realizing and focusing on this fact - we began with developing the character as in relevance to the value of “Human Life”. We wished to capture different emotions one faces while traveling on the difficult road called life, where it’s ultimate destination is called death.
But the universe and the character are not the only ones in play. We also wanted the gameplay to compliment the character's journey and so, our level design, art style, gameplay mechanics and the sound design represent the character current journey phase and emotion in life.
So for this project, on an overall I worked on the level design, some mechanics, and the story of the game. This project is more of an experience than a mechanical one.
Implementation of Initial Design
Universe and its aesthetics
Few game breaking bugs