Gravity Swing is a fun casual game designed for tablet. Players explore space with their spaceship and navigate by orbiting bodies. Players can slingshot themselves using a body's gravity to increase speed. When the player's speed is high enough they can pass through the wormhole to complete the level. The game has two different level types; Missions, which are short challenges, and Explorations, which are large levels for the player to explore.
Gravity Swing, game trailer.
Gameplay idea trailer.
As design lead, and practically only designer, of the project I was responsible for all tasks which befall a designer. There was one artist who also did level design for some of the levels. The main things I worked on where;
- Communicating the design to the rest of the team.
- Gameplay design
- Player feedback
- Level design
- UI design
- Menu design
The concept of Gravity Swing was based of a gameplay trailer made by me in Premier Pro (the youtube video on the bottom-right). It was made for another assignment where I had to create a short trailer of a gameplay mechanic to be able to clearly communicate the idea to others.
Gravity Swing was made during a school project which allows a group of students to make a game in 14 days. The assignment was to deliver a finished, polished game.
Development time: 14 days