Familie UI-the was the project that I created for the entry exam at the HKU (Utrecht School of the Arts). But not only was it made for my entrance exam. It was also my final exam project. This meant I had double the pressure.
The entrance exam for the HKU gave me the option to choose from 3 target audiences: Lonesome Elderly, Children in Hospitals or Families on a Family Outing. I chose the latter because I thought it was probably the least chosen one and I immediately thought of a funny play on words.
Because this was made for a School of Arts, I decided to make everything myself and also 3D. I've always like 3D modelling, but this time I could experiment. I learned a lot of tricks for optimizing meshes, and the best way to UV-unwrap your models. The only thing I did not do on my own was animating the Character Model. This was done by Merel Wormmeester.
Since the Target audience is Families on a Family Outing. The most likely thing they would bring with them is a Tablet. (Which I discovered after asking friends and family). This allows for multiple people to easily sit behind the same device and I decided to fully utilize that aspect. Player 1 has control over the Onion Character's movement. Player 2 can make the player jump. Player 3 will sit adjacent to the other players and will try to drop a knife on the onion.