Dragonspawn (Game) – University Assignment

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Dragonspawn is a small game project that I created for my final Advanced Game Development Assignment at Griffith University during my second year.

Dragonspawn is a lighthearted parody on many modern games, and contains a fair bit of of crude humour, it should not be taken seriously and isn’t recommend for the faint of heart or serious of temperament.

Though largely inspired by the game Berserker Quest VI: Curse of the Onyx Medallion (http://armitagegames.com/), Dragonspawn borrows many technical design choices from the Borderlands, Call of Duty, Bioshock, Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls franchises without directly trying to replicate any of those titles (except maybe in the area of the HUD). Early on the game just involved walking around shooting at a dragon that would fly through a large room breathing fire. As the game evolved through the production cycle many highly unnecessary game mechanics were violently cobbled on to ‘make it better’ (that was a joke).

This project was originally created for a University Assignment and all of the associated assets were created by one individual in an 8 week period.

Download Dragonspawn Here!

Created by Tylah Heil (http://www.tylahheil.com/).
Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com/).

Dragon – University Assignment

This Dragon was modelled for an assignment as a joke, I was working on a simple interactions demo in which I’d implemented the Crossbow and a simple archery target. One of my¬†colleagues at Uni¬†jokingly told me that it needed more Dragons, I felt up to the challenge, so that same evening I began modelling the head of the Dragon based off a terrible sketch I drew on the hour long train ride home.

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Within 3 days I had the full Dragon modelled and Textured and complete with a simple skeletal rig. By the next class (the following week) I had the Dragon traversing a simple path breathing fire every 7.5 seconds.

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This Dragon was modelled in Maya 2012, and textured in Photoshop CS5.

Additional Images:

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