Work for hire, 2014
Best New Media Production winner
Dutch Game Awards 2014
Best Co-Production winner
Best of App Store 2014 pick China
Bounden is a mobile dancing game, a mix of Twister and ballet. It was created by my buddies at Game Oven in association with the Dutch National Ballet, and I was brought in to design the visual style.
To perform a 'dance', two people hold onto the phone and follow markers arranged around a spherical world. By rotating the phone you change your viewpoint - like a sattelite looking down at earth - so you can follow the path of the markers. And from these movements, a choreography emerges. It's hard to describe, but seeing it in action is really fun.
Designing the worlds was a nice challenge in abstract art, telling a story with shapes and colors. You can watch the development diary videos on the website to hear more about what that involved.