SuperPoke! Pets : Lonely Pets project

Game Art / Animation / Marketing

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Slide founded by PayPal co-founder, Max Levchin. The company originally formed to make photo sharing software for social networking services, later achieved great success as the largest developer of third-party applications for Facebook. The company was acquired by Google on August 4, 2010 and shut down in 2012.

"SuperPoke! Pets" is an app launched in Facebook, MySpace and Hi5 in 2008, and it was one of the most successful application introduced by Slide. This popular application allowed its users to care for and buy things like habitats, outfits, decorative items for virtual pets.

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ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY

My role on this game was creating art assets, background and make animations as well as new features. (all animal characters were given)

- Lonely Pet Project

Sometime the company held some live event like "decorating contests" to promote our game, and one of the project I get to work on to promote our game was "Lonely Pets" Project. It is a part of Marketing project the company ran to shows our users to adopt new virtual pets so it will provide more motivation to push players towards completion.

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Challenge about this project was, we had to find the right balance. We had to make all those animal look sad and put them in an unfortunate situations, therefore user will feel bad so they have to save/adopt these pets, but at the same time, we can't make it too graphic or make it look like animals are being tortured. So some of the artworks, like ones below, were pulled out after many meetings.

Lonely Pet_chicken : slaughterhouse
Lonely Pet_chicken : slaughterhouse
Lonely Pet_chicken : cook
Lonely Pet_chicken : cook
Lonely Pet_sheep : lost
Lonely Pet_sheep : lost
Lonely Pet_Dragon : war
Lonely Pet_Dragon : war

Followings are the one that it got approved.

Lost TopFish
Lost TopFish
Lonely Pet_chicken
Lonely Pet_chicken
Lonely Pet_sheep
Lonely Pet_sheep
Lonely Pet_tiger
Lonely Pet_tiger
Lonely Pet_monkey
Lonely Pet_monkey
Lonely Pet_dragon
Lonely Pet_dragon
Lonely Pet_pig
Lonely Pet_pig
Lonely Pet_panda
Lonely Pet_panda
Lonely Pet_panda
Lonely Pet_panda
Lonely Pet_turtle
Lonely Pet_turtle
Lonely Pet_frog
Lonely Pet_frog
Lonely Pets
Lonely Pets

Program : Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate (Flash)

- Super Poke Pet Game Arts (Vector) and Animations

Habitat : Winter Wonderland
Habitat : Winter Wonderland
Habitat : Mystical Spring Courtyard
Habitat : Mystical Spring Courtyard
Item : koipond
Item : koipond
Item : Bunny And rice cake
Item : Bunny And rice cake
Play : CandyCane Fairy
Play : CandyCane Fairy
Fairy Jar Mystery Item : fairies
Fairy Jar Mystery Item : fairies
Mini buddies : Candy
Mini buddies : Candy
Item : Virgo fountain
Item : Virgo fountain
Habitat : rainbow unicorn land
Habitat : rainbow unicorn land
Item : music garden
Item : music garden
Item : leo orrery
Item : leo orrery
Item : leo watch
Item : leo watch
Outfits for Pet
Outfits for Pet
Item : nutcracker dolls
Item : nutcracker dolls
Play : tadpole to frog
Play : tadpole to frog
Item : pigs playing
Item : pigs playing
Item : Art Nouveau
Item : Art Nouveau
Item : sakura garden
Item : sakura garden
Item : peacock
Item : peacock
Item : octoberfest
Item : octoberfest
Item : peekaboo cat
Item : peekaboo cat
Play : confetti canon
Play : confetti canon
Item : army
Item : army
items
items

Program : Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate (Flash)