Bubble Genius: Penny Character Design (2015)
Below are some pages from the character guide, authored in parallel with the sketches to try and define, as quickly and succinctly as possible, the tone of both the game and the hero.
This was the first ever sketch of Penny, and served as a tonal guide for the entirety of the project.
It was important to keep testing character designs in rough context -- not in isolation.
The three final 'looks' that we tested with the public, with our favourite definitely number one :)
A brief glimpse of the (long but rewarding) translation from sketch to 3D model.
Some frames from Penny's in-game animations (done by the brilliant Julia Pruessler)
An early screenshot (it's changed a lot from this!)
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Bubble Genius: Penny Character Design (2015)
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Bubble Genius: Penny Character Design (2015)

A selection of character development art for the main hero Penny of the TIGA award-nominated Outplay Entertainment game: Bubble Genius!
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