Categories: Game Design, Graphics Design, Experience Design, Digital Fabrication
Tools: Unity 2D, Illustrator, Photoshop, CNC routing
Collaborators: Joakim Quach, Katie Temrowski
Premiered at Feltzine X Superchief Gallery
Play online: www.kanyesquest.com
Kanye's Quest is a 2D arcade game in which your mission is to guide Kanye throughout his career challenges and most controversial moments of his professional and personal life. The game is composed of 6 levels and 5 minigames that culminate in a final battle against Kanye's biggest enemy: his ego. This is an interactive storytelling pop-culture piece, inspired by one of the today's most polemic and influential individuals.
The game was developed in Unity 2D. I designed the level's graphics according to Kanye's albums and periods of his life:
Kanye's sprites change according to each level:
The other sprites in the game are inspired in people that had an important impact on Kanye's life. Characters such as Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z or Taylor Swift appear in different stages of Kanye's Quest as enemies or allies.
Kanye's Quest unique arcade cabinet design was inspired by Kanye's aesthetic choices and it has a K carved on its left side and a W on the right side: