Orb Wizard – App

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In the 2D Platformer Game Orb Wizard you slip into the role of our hero Richard. After a tragic fate, he tries to get revenge with his newly won magic abilities against hordes of mechanical enemies.

Platform: Pc
Genre: Platform Shooter
Engine: Unity3D
Year: 2012

My Tasks

With only one programmer in our course I ended up volunteering as coder for one of the first semester projects. Never having touched a programming language or engine before, I taught myself JavaScript, the basics of Unity3D and managed to finish the project in time. I also was responsible for VFX and asset implementation.

Screenshots of Orb Wizard

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Final boss Screenshot
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Post Mortem

The best word to describe our first project is “Mayhem”. With absolutely no clue of what our team is capable of, missing vital skill sets in all departments and a strictly specified milestone pipeline this project started out pretty bad. Slow progress in pre-production and a good part of the production phase led to conflicts within the team. In a moderated conflict meeting we solved our problems and started working for the first time as a productive unit afterwards. Nonetheless, I didn´t get the animations done properly, our art assets have artifacts or are missing, the design is done poorly and was limited due to my humble programming knowledge, which makes playing the game Orb Wizard a not so pleasant experience. But the lessons learned were of great value and helped deciding what direction we wanted to take in the future. It also helped to understand teaching subjects better because of the practical experience and knowing the value of team management systems.
In the end everybody involved was happy that we managed to finish our first little game and eager to apply the newly gained skills to the next project.