Over the summer I worked on a fun project. I was approached by a company called Brain in a Jar (http://www.braininajar.co.uk/) and asked if I could design some characters for a game they were working on. I looked into the company and was a bit skeptical, but furthered my talks with the art department head anyway. After getting more information about it, I jumped in. The results are below.
These fun characters began as mere words on a page and I was given the freedom to create them, give them bright color schemes and fun personalities. The process was delightful and I really think that I learned a lot. The little pictures I post here can’t do them justice. This game is due to be released in the UK on Nintendo Wii (exclusively) October 15th and in the US soon after.
I know you look at this and see another 'mario kart' rip off, but as my first jaunt into the freelance world, I feel like this is the only kart game. I hope you'll all look for this in your local stores. Support independent game companies as well as independent artists!