An indie-game inspired by an exploration of the Unity engine.
A demonstration of skills learned in Xcode, River Litter was designed as a top-down, 2D mini-game within an app that combines themes of sustainability inside of a local setting.
Alan Xu Developer
Christian Ignacio Project Lead
Yuyu Dai Developer
Chi Tran Visual/Sound Design
Max Tan Developer
This project was my first foray into game development, and it all started with a single pitch. We wanted a mobile game that provided enough of a challenge, had a functioning mechanic with an emphasis on speed, and possess a meaningful theme. There were three main aspects our team had to work on simultaneously in order to make a working project within the time frame we had:
For my role in this team as a developer, I primarily worked with Xcode and Objective C. The application can operate on most iOS devices, and it is optimized for the iPhone. All art assets are created by Chi Tran, as well as the game's soundtrack.
The largest obstacle we faced when developing our game mechanics came down to three major things: animation, collision detection, and controlling the player boat.
When faced with designing the UI from the bottom up, we were challenged with agreeing on a style that would best fit the animation capabilities of our code.
There were several iterations of our starting screen alone before a final design was settled upon. A number of factors played a part here -- things like what iOS device we would be utilizing (iPhone 8, X, XS), our creation of button styles, font selections, and spacing. The final result took the best parts of each previous iteration and combined them.