2021 AMI Online Salon

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Jason Sharpe
  • Other Contributors:  Eddy Xuan, Susan Le
  • Client: Internal
  • Copyright: AXS Studio, 2020
  • Medium/software used: Unity, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Mobile app (iOS and Android)
  • Primary Audience: General public

Project Description

We made Panemiquest for the Vesalius Trust (VT) Trust-A-Thon to raise funds for student and professional research. With the theme of ‘Apart but Together’, our goal was to create something fun and relevant that we could finish in the 5-day limit and generate donations for the VT. The short timeline challenged us to hack our usual workflow to do the game mechanics, visual design, art assets and programming simultaneously. Our idea was to honor essential workers of the global pandemic and reinforce public safety guidelines in a fun, interactive way. It’s a video game in which the player makes deliveries while wearing a mask and keeping a safe physical distance. Players must keep an eye on mask integrity and pick up a new mask before theirs becomes too gross to wear. We kept the gameplay and controls simple to make it accessible to as many people as possible. Recreating iconic landmarks in stylized ‘low-poly’ models became an ode to the city we love and missed during months of lockdown.