Waste Away

Group Project
March 2019 – May 2019

Waste Away is an educational game that focuses on explaining how the water treatment process works. The player controls a water droplet that is contaminated. The main objective is to go through the water treatment process to get “cleaned” and go back into the system. The droplet has to go through different levels that represent different parts of this cleaning process (From the sink to Lift Station, Classifier, Aeration Basin and U.V. Treatment).

This game was made for the WSSC.

  • Game Design
  • Level Design
  • Design Documentation
  • Programming
  • Debugging
  • 3D Modeling
  • UI implementation
  • Video Editing (Trailer)

My main responsibility was to work on Level 5 (U.V. Treatment). I had to do some research to understand how the Ultraviolet water purification treatment worked and make it as accurate as possible in my level. Since I did not find any 3-D models related to this process, I had to create my own. I recreated the U.V. treatment base (the white model) in Maya using reference images. For the lights, I downloaded a simple model and added point lights to it.

You can see the level I worked on briefly on 00:26 and 00:51