Portobella

The Great Mushroom Port

Portobella is a world I was developing in 2012, inspired by a recent trip to Asia. I think some of the most compelling designs come from familiar worlds with a slight twist, and touch of magic. 

The residents of Portobella live in symbiosis with the giant portobello mushrooms and exotic flora that grow all around the city. They have a rich culture and economy based on their mushrooms, some highly prized for their value as medicinal ingredients, foodstuff, and aphrodisiacs.

Mushroom King, a popular street food cart in Portobella

Mushroom King, a popular street food cart in Portobella

Portobella Market

Portobella Market

Portobella Apothecary

Portobella Apothecary

Apothecary Layout

Apothecary Layout

Portobella Market Stalls

SumoBoy

SumoBoy is a story driven adventure game by Taprr that's currently in production. I joined early on and helped to develop its universe, levels, and the tone. What drew me to work on SumoBoy is the beautiful theme of anti-bullying underscoring the heart of the game. 

Oji is just another fat kid who has been running from bullies all his life. Until one day, he accidentally runs into the decaying  world of Seishin. To save Seishin from being consumed by darkness, Oji must find his inner strength, and fulfill his destiny as Sumo Boy.

SumoBoy Forest Heart Concept
SumoBoy Fire Level Concept
SumoBoy Characters
Sumoboy Vista
Sumoboy Loggers
Sumoboy Momiji
Sumoboy Realm

Templar

Templar is an action cinematic I set out to create in early 2013 with Austin Huntley. It's a sci-fi fantasy about bandits who steal a mystical sword relic from templars. After some initial development, we decided the scope we wanted was too large to complete on our own. We benched it and began working on a smaller project. I hope to pick it up again someday when I have more experience and resources to bring out its full potential.

After the resurgence of magic, the world fell into disarray and civilization all but collapsed. The templars, in their quest to restore order, sought to purge the world of magic. They collected magical artefacts and sealed them away in their fortresses. Among their treasures is a relic sword, rumoured to possess the power to conquer the world...

Templar Storyboard
Some exploration of the bandit leader.

Some exploration of the bandit leader.

Bandit's weapon: magic tactical sword. Test model and render by Austin Huntley.

Bandit's weapon: magic tactical sword. Test model and render by Austin Huntley.