The Treasure Island Chronicles
Dark Fate: The Treasure Island Chronicles is the first interactive digital novel for young adults
from a UK-based start-up Freed Fiction. It's a cross between a Choose Your Own Adventure book
and a computer game, powered by a unique character-based decision engine which analyses readers' choices to determine how the story develops. I was commissioned to create Dark Fate's cover art,
plus a series of portraits depicting the story's key characters.
In seeking to appeal to a teenage audience, the client wanted to reference the look and feel
of graphic novels and computer games. Dark Fate tells a story of betrayal, murder and adventure
on the high seas, it was crucial to set a gritty tone right from the app's first screen which is
a triple-skull Jolly Roger.
The portraits reflect the fact that Dark Fate is a prequel to original Robert Louis Stevenson
classic: Treasure Island. Each one shows the character's younger self at the end of Dark Fate, shadowed by the man they will become in Treasure Island.
For more information please visit http://tinyurl.com/darkfate
Client: Freed Fiction
Role: Illustration & Branding concepts ( unused )