Paws Screen. Derek taking a break from chasing after lost carrots, tasty treats and being hit by flying sticks.
First level game design. Finally got the first level up and running on my iPad 1. Now for some gameplay…
Derek the dog running animation.
The final ‘in game’ animation of a hungry Derek the dog, painted in photoshop, frame-by-frame.
There were various ChowHound influences that I thought of when designing the game’s ‘look and feel’. Elements of old Warner Bros. cartoons, the ‘Merry Melodies’ and Tom & Jerry toons were a starting point.
Eyvind Earle was a big influence when it came to the background design. His undulating landscapes often filled with mists, shadows and stylised canopies.
Grant Wood was another influence on the look of the trees and shrubbery. A ‘cartoonesque’ parody of plants.
I’ll upload some screenshots as the game progresses…
This was an early line test animation of Derek the hungry dog, drawn in Photoshop.