Collaboration with my felow MA student Pongtham Nantapan. I designed him, Pong made him cute, and then I pained it and gave him a big backpack.
This was for our MA games design project to create a game based around an existing company, in this case the online marketplace Etsy.
Here follows some of the Narrative written by Toni Brasting team leader four our group.
The peaceful and creative worlds of Etsy are in danger. An indescribable force the peoples of Etsy call ‘ The Ordinary’ is finding its way into the hearts of all that is creative in the worlds. The Ordinary is slowly spreading throughout the land, turning the magical into the mundane, unicorn horns into paper weights, vintage purses into plastic bags and mason jars filled with fairy lights into plain, old mason jars (gasp!).The worlds of Etsy are many and unique, thousands of individual places that exist between imagination and art, creation and craft – all with a touch of cuteness. Each world contains specific artisans that over generations have specialized and honed their craft to develop some of the finest, most desirable and covetable items in the known universe. The Ordinary threatens to destroy this, our community, our homes and our very existence by making each and everything we are normal. There was no way we knew to stop it. Some of the worlds, in fear of losing everything, hid themselves and their beautiful crafts and art to try and evade The Ordinary .Some worlds have already been altered, some partially and others have become…completely normal. But all is not lost.