Penumbra


Year

2019



Teammates

4



School Year

Junior


Blurb


Penumbra is a Walking Simulator/Narrative game made for one of my classes at University of Baltimore. This game was made for Google Cardboard/VR.

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
– Plato

The story will take the player through a journey to find the main character’s dog “Spots”, who gets transformed into a monster and runs away into the woods as a strange eclipse happens.

The Process

The River/Pond level was my main responsibility. Even though the main feeling we wanted to elicit in the player was fear and uncertainty, I was trying to aim my level design to a more relaxed feeling. Something like “not every ugly situation has to look bad” kind of thing. Regardless of the couple of monsters around the area, I feel like the river/pond along with the cliffs could potentially give the player a little bit of hope, calmness.

Roles and Responsibilities

✦ Game Design (Concept/Game Design Document/Mechanics)

✦ Level Design (River)

✦ Character Dialogue

✦ Asset Finder

You can see the level I worked on from 2:40 to 5:35.