Game prototype

This is some of the concept art for a prototype game, currently in development by Metalbeetle.  I'm pretty pleased by how the sprites turned out.

Concept Art

The plan was to have a whimsical, cute feel to the pictures - to produce something that adults and children alike would both enjoy playing.  This was the idea that I came up with - I especially like the oversized beaker.

 

Sprites

A selection of simple sprites, drawn for the prototype development. The fruit is designed to hang beneath the tree. Do pineapples grow on trees? I'm especially pleased with how the "baddies" turned out (right hand side). I thought that with the stubby legs, you could really cut down on the number of frames you needed to animate them.

Below is an animation of the main character walking. Ideally there would be a few more frames to make him a little smoother.

Finally, here's a view of the characters house, at a starting level and higher game level:

As always, I'd love to hear what you think about this on Twitter, or by email!