A TALE OF LOVE AND HATE
Before the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theseus and Hyppolita were mortal enemies. In this 3D game, realized in Unreal Engine for the Off the Map competition hosted by the British National Library, you will play as the fairy Puck in the woods outside Athens, and will need to bring peace (and love) between the two reignants.
This game is among the most complete and polished things I made during my time at University. The game itself was submitted as an entry for the British Library competition "Off the Map". You can find our development blog for this game here.
The game is focused on the narrative aspect, and tells the story of Puck, wondering around the woods outside Athens, and of the two Greek rulers Theseus and Hyppolita. There are three main areas in the game which you can spot in the trailer: the Clearing, the Shrine and the Pond of the fairies court. All three areas host an environmental puzzle, and the gameplay objective is to complete all the puzzles. However, depending on the order with which the puzzles are solved, the narrative changes slightly.
The 2D cutscenes were an important aspect of the competition submission, as they are realised using art from Arthur Rhackam and Warwick Goble, some of whose magnificent original pieces are hosted at the British Library. The narrative aspect was therefore an important part to explore the reference material given by the Library, as well as the propellant of the player's action.
I personally wrote all the code of the game, as well as the script, and designed the entirety of the narrative aspect.