CONCEPT Friend Maker is a dress up style game which allows players to customize and feed their own animal friend. I created this because my sister loves Build-a-Bear and I thought she would love this too.
OUR CAST These are some vector animal characters which I created for this game. It was important to me that each character be similar in height and build so that accessories and drinks will work properly. Beyond this, I also wanted the characters to be cute and friendly. I created a variety of animals that people generally really like to appeal to everyone. Visually these characters are quite simple so that they can be animated using CSS. Their heads will slowly bob and they will wave at you.
BACKGROUNDS To help give these animals a home, I have created 4 vector environments for them to live in. Each of these backgrounds are based on different climates. I had originally decided I wanted one grass, water, snow, and forest background to fit the needs of most of the animals I had created. Each of these keeps a similar flat aesthetic as the animals above.
ACCESSORIES & DRINKS Players have the choice to add a drink and accessory to their friend. These act as an additional form of customization to make the friend feel more personal to the player. I have created some iconic drinks so that people can select a fun drink which they enjoy. Similarly, the accessories were created to be fun and appealing to anyone.