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This week I worked on the various HUD elements. We decided to go with a kind of steam punk off-kilter design.

Posted by iamscissors on Jul 13th, 2011

This week I worked on the various HUD elements. Why? I don't know, I am the coder. But we decided to go with a kind of steam punk off-kilter design. The first think we designed was the text box for the cut scenes. I started with the basic shape I wanted, then added a name plate, recolored, and added a couple of details. Then I remembered it can't be steam punk without a couple gears.

Quick mock-up:

The HUD was a bit easier to deal with because it was smaller. The Health and Resources will be in the top 2 spaces, and your gold in the bottom hanging sign.

Well I think that is it for now, I would love some feedback on the art as I am not really a designer.

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ScottTykoski Jul 14 2011 says:

Digging the steam-punk idea and layout of those HUDs, but I'd see if your portrait artist could take a stab at them. You'll want them to fit better with the character artwork they go with, and right now they may be a bit too 'rough'.

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Bakscratch Jul 14 2011 says:

Hud looks good, simple, maybe a little wood effect?

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iamscissors Jul 15 2011 replied:

something a bit like this? I need to texture the brass or whatever it is still, but you get the idea.

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