SKIP THE LEG DAY
This week we decided to do an endless runner with a twist of humour. Skip The Leg Day is a game about a body builder who’s on his way to gym. Unfortunately he hasn’t worked out with his legs much so they’re kinda thin. This makes the walking unstable and really hard. What’s even worse, he has to walk downhill.
Skip The Leg Day was our first 2D game during 5D5. We had some good ideas how the game works but nobody really knew how it was going to look at first. Only the character was something that everyone had a clear vision of. That’s why it was done already on Tuesday. No animations were needed for the character’s movement was done in Unity. We imported all the separate limbs and face and put them together using joints.
We ended up making really bright background in blue and magenta colours and created all the assets based on that. Because of the simplified graphics and environment we didn’t have to do many assets. That’s why artists worked mainly on the colours and typography while programmers worked on the mechanics, tiling ground, characters joints etc.
The game was finished on time and it ended up being really hooking too! Sounds created by Lassi Kähärä worked greatly and the overall mood was successful.