Project: Below started as an interactive novel project following Siggy Smith in the Antarctica plotline. It was my thesis project in my final year of my Bachelor of Design (Games) degree at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.
I started the project in Twine, then adapted it to work in Unity3D so I could house the story in a dynamic atmosphere and add more interactive elements.
The project itself challenged me as a programmer since I’m a game artist by trade, but that only made it far more satisfying when the game worked without exploding.
The first chapter of the game was presented at the RMIT Games Showcase of 2017.
I intended to finish the project and release it to Steam in early 2018, but after a change of heart I rewrote the story as a novella, titled Challenger, and submitted it to an Australian publisher for their SNAFU Resurrection anthology.
It was shortlisted, but ultimately didn’t make the cut.
After the rejection I started rewriting, and intend to release Challenger in 2019.