Xia Xia

Creative Fields

Game Design


Black Lantern Studios

Completion Date

Mar 13th, 2012

A cute DS game involving crabs, and pinching. I contributed the entirety of the level designs, focusing on a thematic progression through the game zones while adhering to technical restrictions and keeping the difficulty curve to a minimum for the target demographic of children ages 3 – 7. Done under contract with Black Lantern Studios.

Level design was done using stamping from pre-defined objects into a bitmap file; the bitmap was then read into the game engine and the color separations used to generate collision or place objects.
Here are some examples of the level template translating to in-game environments.
A sampling of various level layouts from across the five different game zones.