Nicola Hynes – Final Year Showcase

Welcome to my 3rd year projects showcase portfolio! Here you will see the two projects I worked on in my final year of the Games Design undergraduate: “Alien Jungle” – an art exploration project and “Sleepless” – a horror set in virtual reality.
I hope you enjoy!

Alien Jungle – Environment Exploration Project:
This project was a journey of exploring several different techniques and medias in creating an alien jungle scene. I worked with 2D art, 3D designs using Tilt-Brush in VR where I was able to paint in 3D space, and lastly asset and scene design in Unreal Engine, where I also experimented with photogrammetry.

Sleepless – VR Horror Experience:
I am passionate about horror, so I really wanted to create a tense and thrilling experience that has people totally on edge.

“Sleepless” is an interactive horror experience/game built for play inside virtual reality based around the idea of sleep paralysis in which the player embodies a person in their bedroom at night, dark and alone.
Creepy sounds and events start happening around the player, and as the night goes on, weirder and weirder events start to happen…

Alien Jungle Project - Video Showreel


This is my video showreel for my Alien Jungle Project. The video shows shots of my 3D scene, some of my 2D artwork, as well as some work I did using TiltBrush – a software where you can paint in 3D whilst in Virtual Reality! 

Alien Jungle Project - Beauty Shot


This was the final scene I created for the 3D portion of my Alien Jungle Project.

Alien Jungle Project - Beauty Shot Image

Alien Jungle Project - Showcase Sheets


This showcase sheet displays the main two assets within my scene – the tree and the rock it has grown on.

Alien Jungle Project - Showcase Sheets Image

Alien Jungle Project - Graphic Sketching


One of my graphic sketches of my jungle scene, including the main focal tree design.

Alien Jungle Project - Graphic Sketching Image

Alien Jungle Project - Concepting


These are some sketches where I explored a few ideas for the scene’s main tree focal point.

Alien Jungle Project - Concepting Image

Sleepless: VR Project - Trailer


Here is the trailer for “Sleepless”, my 3rd year VR horror experience/game.

Sleepless: VR Project - Interactive Start Screen


A shot of the start screen inside the main bedroom level. The radio in this start screen can be turned on, and channels can be scrolled through.
Maybe it foreshadows something…

The music I chose for the radio all have something in common, with the last channel playing a portion from a radio documentary in relation to what the game is about.

Sleepless: VR Project - Interactive Start Screen Image

Sleepless: VR Project - Beauty Shot


A close up of some of the assets in the main scene.

Sleepless: VR Project - Beauty Shot Image

Sleepless: VR Project - Beauty Shot


Another shot of the surreal moments from my VR game.

Sleepless: VR Project - Beauty Shot Image

Sleepless: VR Project - Beauty Shot


A beauty shot from the more surreal portion of my VR experience, Sleepless.

Sleepless: VR Project - Beauty Shot Image

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  • Degree show 2020
    • BA (Hons) Games Design