Team Size: 4
Role: Creature Artist
Dev Time: 3 Days
Published: January 31, 2021
Foodnutsland is a single player, Point and Click adventure game made in Construct for HTML5. You play as Sheep Meow, who goes out each day to foraging for food so they can throw a feast for their friends! This game was made for the 2021 Global Game Jam and the theme was 'Lost and Found.
The character Sheep Meow is both adorable and weird, so I spent time exploring character designs that hold that same charm. I wanted the designs to exist in a happy medium between weird monster and familiar animal. For the presents Sheep's friends give you if you invited them to your party, the team wanted each gift to have some connection to the animal they were inspired by. I had fun with this by taking gift common animal tropes in interesting directions. For instance it would be predictable for the bears' gift to be a jar of honey- but I made it a bee plushie instead. The gift shows good craftmanship and hints to the Player that bear friend spends a lot of time knitting and sewing as a hobby.
The goal I had set out to achieve for Global Game Jam 2021 was to avoid crunch as much as possible. Previous events, I was more interested in seeing how hard I can push myself to make the highest quality assets in the shortest amount of time. This time around I took a step back and played with styles that were significantly less labor intensive but still provided rich and engaging visuals.