Mobile Game Graphics Artist

Avg Bid (AUD)
$23 / hr
Project Budget (AUD)
$15 - $25 / hr

Project Description:
Hi ,we are independent software developers based in Australia who are currently working on a building a social game for Android and iOS devices. We have been developing our upcoming 2d mobile game for 5 months.

Our game is an underwater ocean 2d adventure with a jellyfish as the main character and unique gameplay elements that we have perfected over the months of development.
To complement our new and unique gameplay we want a very distinct visual theme/art style to our game that makes it stand out from the crowd.
We are looking for a graphics artist or artists to help us define the art style and undertake a large portion of the in-game graphic work for this project .
Some of the key elements to the art style we are looking for is bright, colourful ,playful and accessible to an audience of all ages.

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Additional Project Description:
09/20/2013 at 20:48 EDT

Game Components

1 .JellyFish
We want the jellyfish main body to have a sense of upward thrust motion ,better described in the video below.
The jellyfish's tentacles are just particles which follow the body and can be added later , right now we are looking for jellyfish's animated main body.

We also want a set of emotions (happy,sad,angry) as seperate sprites that can easily be swapped onto the jellyfish's main body to give it character.
Another requirement of the jellyfish is that it is constantly changing colour throughout the game , but starts of with no colour ,slightly transparent. So we need a transparent and 6 coloured variations of the jellyfish body.

Our game background is vertically scrolling background and needs to look a dynamic , not just a block of blue.

To add variation to our game we are looking for a large number of coral structures , different sizes, shapes and colours .

We are looking for bright, almost flaurescent corals .The corals from the mobile game Nemo's reef are the type of coral graphics we are looking for.

4.Other Sea Creatures
Our game is eventually going to contain a variety of common sea creatures . This ranges from different species of fish , sea urchins, small sharks , swordfish, shrimps , octopus , seahorse, etc.
We want each species to have its own distinct personality but still feel like they're of the same art style.
Each sea creature will include some basic animations which will be described in detail later.
For example fish fins moving while swimming , an octopus moving its tentacles or a pufferfish expanding its body.

Art Size, Dimension and Resolution
The game runs at a resolution of 1280 * 720 px . We want all our sprites looking very crisp and HD on both tablets and phones.
Our blue background will be 1280 * 720 px.

The dimensions and types of the many corals and sea creatures are still being decided at the moment .

Ongoing work and Payment
I am looking for repeat business and I do not want to look for another artist to emulate your techniques. I am looking for a great communicator to help with my ideas and a very creative individual or individuals to bring your own ideas and form a good ongoing relationship.
There is a lot of work to be done until now and release , and even after release in the form of updates.
We will discuss this further in private with interested candidates, we will definitely be up for an escrow service or pay on completion of each piece of work.

At this point in time we are looking at finding a perfect ocean underwater art style for our game.
To apply for this exciting position and a chance to define and breathe life into our game with your creativity send us a concept of your vision for our game art including some of the basic components of the game like the jellyfish,background,corals and a few sea creatures. This does not need to be very detailed , just needs to give us a basic look and feel for your personal style.
To apply or get in contact with us to ask any questions the fastest way

Hours of work: Unspecified Project Duration: 1 - 4 weeks Skills required:
Graphic Design
Additional Files: gfx_ad.pdf
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