The day I met LAIA

LAIA

Audio-only narrative adventure game, Mobile (Android)
A student project made during 4 months


Game & Narrative Designer

  • Original Idea
  • Design main features (cowork)
  • Design simple puzzles (cowork)
  • Dialogs writing
  • Lore & Characters design
  • Narrative systems design
  • Voice casting and voice direction during recordings (French & English)

As the original author of the project, I came with this strong idea of an audio-only game, inspiring by audio and radio fictions. During the 4 months of the project, I bring a whole sci-fi background to the project and its main character. I was responsible for the dialogs and audio logs (more than 100 replies and translated in French and English), the universe and the scenario. As a student project running for the Hits Playtime contest, we needed a strong communication about our game. I help in this communication campaign with the teaser and trailer, ideas to communicate on an imageless-game, etc.

You can find a record of a full session of the game (about 36 minutes) here in binaural 🎧.
Most of the game sessions last 45 minutes to 1 hour. As we were the one recording this walkthrough, we’re faster than a regular player.

Lore & Character

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About the game

Play as UGO, a small maintenance robot awaken in a distressed spaceship by its Commandant locked away in the flight deck. You are lost in the Koriavov, a drifting settlers-ship headed for a new exoplanet, with no way to send a distress call. Explore the almost abandoned ship, and find a way to call for help.

The day I met LAIA is a short audio-only experience where you are able to live a story, solve puzzles and enjoy the environments. We want to experiment an unusual technology for our game: the Cardboard and the Gear VR. All of our sounds were made for a binaural experience, and you can listen to our trailer in 5.1. The project is presented on June 12th and 13th at CNAM-ENJMIN and on June 24th in Paris for the end of the Hits Playtime contest.

WEBSITE

TRAILER & TEASER

 

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Hindrance

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Interactive experience, Tablet (Android)
A student project made during 4 months (CNAM ENJMIN).


Game Designer

  • Design of the core features (cowork)
  • Help on the Level Design (cowork)
  • Writing of the character background story
  • Writing fake newspaper articles about the character

As the second game designer of Hindrance, I worked with the other game designer on the core mechanics (gestures, obstacles) and the level design. I also set the background story of the character and wrote a dozen of fake newspaper articles for the game booth at its presentation.

img_0607Articles I wrote for the background story of the dancer

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Phase2_V2_TutoEarly schemes for the first two levels of the game.


About the game

In a poetic universe, guide a dancer step by step through this unusual mental journey, letting yourself be carried away by rhythm and hope.

The game is focused on dance and movement, developed by six ENJMIN students during 4 months as a school project. Animations were made both by motion capture and digital animation.

ITCH.IO PAGE

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img_0604img_0605Hindrance booth where the jury can come to play the game, creating like a dancer’s dressing room before a performance. 

Don’t Make Waves (GGJ 2017)

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A narrative game, PC
Game made during the Global Game Jam 2017 edition


Level & Narrative Designer

  • Level Design of the home
  • Writing dialogs
  • Help on the story writing

About the game

You’re at your parents funeral. You were told they died in a car crash, but you know it’s not an accident. Their murderer might become your foster family. Choose well…

You play a young child on his parents funeral. You have to listen to all the gossips and family dramas to understand what happens.

AVAILABLE HERE

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Red Nut

 

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A 2-player shooter arena with wrecked rodents
Game made during a 1-month game jam about shooter games (CNAM ENJMIN)


Game & Level Designer

  • Design of the mechanics
  • Design of the different weapons available
  • Game Design documents
  • Level Design of the arena
  • Balancing

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About the game

Play a cute raccoon or a small squirrel addicted to nicotine and kill anything that moves to retrieve cigarettes. Pick up new weapons, beat the bosses and get cancer!

The project is a game jam made in one month on the theme “Shooter”. We chose to make an arena shooter based on an urban myth: in some parks, squirrels pick cigarette butts left by hikers. They get addicted to nicotine and start attack people to steal their cigarettes.

ITCH.IO PAGE

iTQb2rThe two characters available and all the enemies and boss of the game.

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ZVbYsnThe different aspect of the racoon character, the more you pick cigarets, drugs and candies, the more you are wrecked.

 

PreOrder

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An interactive installation, Tablet (Android)
Student project made in less than a week


Game & Narrative Designer

The unique interaction between the public and the project was to scratch a layer of “dirt” on the screen and discover a full mural painting. The player can move on the mural painting by sliding his/her finger on the screen. The point was to build an environmental narration in cooperation with the 2 Graphic Artists.

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Scheme of the different areas.

 


About the game

You are an archaeologist in the near future. The museum’s collections are open to you and you found this artifact, a tablet, in a wood box. Discover the hidden fate of this ancient nation…

The public has to scratch a « dirt layer » to discover an ancient mural painting. It was made during a visual design session. We were trying to make a landscape and an « untold story » with different expressions like « a hairs desert », « a screens mountain », etc. PreOrder was made in less than one week for a class work.

preorder-repro10The experience was presented the tablet on a wood box made for the occasion, on a sort-of museum column.

 

Player stands in front of the artifact to interact with, scratching the dirt layer.

 

preorder-fresquePart of the painting you can discover.