Rene Kovac – Games Design Artist

My portfolio showcases character concepts as well as a 2D side scroller immersive adventure game along with some 3D work I did for the UCLAN Game Jam.

For my Honours Project I produced character turnaround sheets. The theme was ‘Slavic gods’ and was aimed at fantasy RPG games or MOBA games.

For my Game Proposal I created a 2D immersive adventure game set on an alien planet and in a mysterious forest called ‘The Astraea Forest.’

UCLAN Game Jam- This was a 3 week game jam where we were given the theme of ‘New Perspectives’. The game is called ‘The Kovach Test’ and is a psychological horror game based on your moral decisions. The goal of the game was to question your own morals and gain a whole new perspective.

Slavic Gods Character Line Up


A character line up illustration of all the Slavic gods I designed throughout the year.

Slavic Gods Character Line Up Image

Dazhbog and Veles Character Turnaround Sheets


The first sheet shows Dazhbog, the Slavic god of the Sun, Fire and Well-being. 

The second sheet show Veles, the Slavic god of Cattle and the Dark Forests.

 

Dazhbog and Veles Character Turnaround Sheets Image

Perun and Morana Character Turnaround Sheets


The first Sheet shows Perun, the Slavic god of Thunder and Justice. Perun is the most well preserved Slavic god to this day and most is known about Perun as he was one of the main gods in the mythology. 

The second sheet shows Morana, the Slavic goddess of Death, Disease and the Underworld.

Perun and Morana Character Turnaround Sheets Image

Triglav and Sudenica Character Turnaround Sheets


First sheet shows Triglav, the Slavic god of Vigilance. Uses 3 heads to see.

Second sheet shows Sudenica, the Slavic goddess of Judgement and the interweaver of Fate.

Triglav and Sudenica Character Turnaround Sheets Image

Stribog and Heimdallr Character Turnaround Sheets


The first sheet shows Stribog, the Slavic god of the Winds and Storms. 

The second sheet shows my entry for the Hi-Rez Studios Community Art Show where I designed a character skin for the in game character Heimdallr. My art work was featured in episode 4 of the Art Show. 

Stribog and Heimdallr Character Turnaround Sheets Image

The Astraea Forest


The Astraea Forest Image

The Astraea Forest


The Astraea Forest Image

The Astraea Forest Sprites


A showcase of some of the sprites that are in the game. These were made in Photoshop.

The Astraea Forest Sprites Image

The Astraea Forest


The Astraea Forest Image

The Astraea Forest


The Astraea Forest Image

The Astraea Forest Trailer


UCLAN Game Jam Presentation Sheet 1


On this presentation sheet I showcase some of the assets I modelled and textured for my game. 3D modelled in AutoDesk Maya, textured in Substance Painter and imported into UE4. I also did a few other things like make quick photobashed paintings to go in the game and blood decal textures. 

UCLAN Game Jam Presentation Sheet 1 Image

UCLAN Game Jam Presentation Sheet 2


UCLAN Game Jam Presentation Sheet 2 Image

Portfolio Details



Portfolio Categories


  • Degree show 2020
    • BA (Hons) Games Design