Blood to Ink

UI Artist | 2019 | Champlain College

Blood to Ink is a narrative murder mystery game developed for mobile devices. It's available on the Google Play store!

You play as A.E.C. a writer in the 1950s writing about the recent death of Hollywood heartthrob Alfred Glenn. You can explore the mansion for clues, investigate objects, and question suspects, all while piecing together what really happened that night.

As the UI Artist on the team, my goal was to create an exciting visual design for the UI that would integrate nicely with the 3D environment. I strived to iterate every week, and used the college's QA lab thoroughly to create an attractive visual style, easy to read icons, and a positive user experience.

All character art by Jody Briggs - https://inspector.artstation.com

Dialogue screen interface.

Dialogue screen interface.

The map, used to travel to different areas of the home

The map, used to travel to different areas of the home

Character bio screen, features 8 characters total which the player could swipe through.

Character bio screen, features 8 characters total which the player could swipe through.

Close up of characters once selected on the bio screen.

Close up of characters once selected on the bio screen.

Navigation icons located on the bottom of the screen. Icons include a map to travel, a journal for notes, case files for character bios, and a handbag/box for inventory items.

Navigation icons located on the bottom of the screen. Icons include a map to travel, a journal for notes, case files for character bios, and a handbag/box for inventory items.

Gesture icon animations used in the tutorial to teach players double tapping to reset the camera, rotating the camera with one finger, panning the camera with two fingers, and pinching to zoom in/out.

Gesture icon animations used in the tutorial to teach players double tapping to reset the camera, rotating the camera with one finger, panning the camera with two fingers, and pinching to zoom in/out.

Loading animation created in After Effects.

Loading animation created in After Effects.