Bone Voyage

IGAD Year 3 Student Project

Bone Voyage is a  Third Person Adventure Game, about a group of Skeletons on a Ship, heading to the afterlife.

Players meet a Cast of interesting Characters and explore the Ship by Detaching parts of their Body.

In this project, I was responsible for developing the Game's Design and leading a group of up to 15 Designers, as the Lead Designer and designing the UI and UX of the game. 

This project was created over 24 Weeks in a group of up to 34 Developers, was released on Steam, with 30,000 Downloads in its first month and was the Winner of the 2019 IndigoX Award

Design Lead

I Lead the Design Team by coordinating a team of up to 15 Designers. I oversaw all of the work done, from Gameplay to Quest Design.

My Goal was to ensure the highest quality I could for the project and ensure the game provided the most enjoyable experience possible to players.

 

A large challenge was to maintain the coordination of such a large team, whilst pushing for consistent design practices, despite pressing milestones for the team.

Ultimately, the project taught me a lot about the realities of the development of large projects, and truly allowed me to experience and learn from a variety of situations in all fazes of development, from conception and pre-production to post-release content.

Dialogue UI/UX

Style, Immersion, Practicality and how do they connect? This is a question I had to answer when developing the dialogue system.


This process involved gaining a strong understanding of the game as an experience.

I ultimately decide to lean towards simple, yet stylish as the focus, with an emphasis on the dialogue feeling like a conversation, by relying on movement, positioning, and animations.

Questlog UI/UX

It was clear to me that Immersion would be my focus when developing a quest-log. I wanted to give players an immersive and stylish way to understand their goals.

I chose to have the quest-log represent an In-Game Sketchbook which the players obtain and grow as the game progresses.

Along with its aesthetic, I also occupied myself in ensuring its usability and practicality.