Mood Boards Gods/Styles and such


These are the mood boards for my game, researching and finding inspiration about the gods and what my game will end up looking like. The first one below show how the different roman gods look like and with what they where commonly associated with such as Neptune (God of the sea) with a trident as that’s the weapon he uses. This will all help when making my game because when/if you fight the gods I can use these as abilities ext. After that are pictures of roman and the style of the game that I want, since one of the main part of the first level is in Rome I needed to find pictures as references. I love the way Rome looks in that was in a retro setting,  like how super Metroid looks, I think it’ll work out. The next picture is of different weapon ideas for the main character I needed to go through these getting ideas on what I wanted, at the moment of writing I am leaning toward a large sward (Kind of like Final Fantasy).

Gods mood board, these are representations of what the gods look like according the to the roman/greeks.
Ideas for the styling and places my character will go.


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Sword mood board

Game research – STARDEW VALLEY

Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish Games.

The Strategy

Starting with the strategy of the game, the main purpose of the game is the farm, mine and npc progression to get the ending. So I would say that the main “Strat” would be to farm as much as possible to get money as quick as possible.  But there are so many ways to play this game thats why I like it so much. You could go the mining rout and try to get the best gear and/or go fishing. They are so many ways to play this game so you could rack up so many hours trying the different ways to play the game.


You get literally no information when starting the game apart from the fact you you inherited the farm and its to get you away from city life, to be fair you know the premise before starting he game, but you learn very quickly. You progress by going to the mine and upgrading your gear, selling your goods to get money to use upgrading your farm, increasing the amount of hearts the npcs have with you (how much the like you) then maybe getting married.


You gain more health the more star bits you find but the are incredibly rare and you only get them through progression and getting other rare items to use the get them, this way it stops you for becoming heavily over powered and not a god. This also increases the amount of mana you have because you can only do enough work per day you eventually get tired, because of farming and mining ect, this increases this bar so you can mine longer and fight mobs on lower floors of the mines to get rarer items.

Pay off

Getting money from what you sell. For example getting better gear being to make money quicker. Thats basically it.



Analysis of board game


The goal of monopoly is to accumulate more money by buying more tiles, eventually either becoming bankrupt or having the most money. Though people may play this game by buying everything, what you should be doing is working out which investment will make you the most money and how to use it.

  • Use money wisely
  • increase amount of properties
  • place houses on properties to get more money
  • make others bankrupt


I didn’t fully understand this card game but what I got from it was that the first person to loose all their cards wins you do this by a card battle system where you would fight with the person next to you ending with either the loosing so they pick up the cards or winning where the cards get discarded.

  • Use cards wisely
  • get rid of all your cards
  • consider what other people have so the don’t get dropped on you
  • think basically

Cards against humanity

This is more of a fun (but rude) game which the funniest card wins. You take turn being the card Caesar this person plays the black card (set up card) whilst the others try to make the funniest answer. If you are the funniest you get to keep the black card, so by the end who ever has the most black cards win

  • Be funny
  • Use cards wisely to tailor to the person

About the game – Basic story/treatment

The roman gods abuse their powers because Zeus has a plan to betray earth and enslave human kind. You have to stop the gods by any means necessary.

You are the Son of Saturn (god of time) and have a human mother in which means you can’t live with the gods so you and your mother are banished from Mount Olympus, over the years you live a peaceful life until your farther Saturn comes back from the future to warn you of the destruction of Rome caused by  the gods then Saturn returns to the future leaving you to take out the gods and reclaim you rightful place on Mount Olympus.

The time has come to fight the gods as they seem to be coming down, you first take out Mars (God of war)  in a populated town to prove a point and work you way through the gods. Trying to find your father and keeping Rome safe.

The first level has an intro cut scene where Saturn comes back from the future like I said before, but then you’re in the game when he leaves, you start in your house in the forest away from the city so you have to find your way to Rome. When going through the forest you encounter bears/birds these are basically tutorial enemies to get you used to the controls. You find your sward stuck in the ground and you get going. After the first part of the level you come up to a river where you get in a boat and triggers a cut scene where Pluto (God of the underworld) comes out a fiery pit in the water then tells you ( whilst floating in the air that Rome is falling and there is nothing he can do and that the god of war has taken it over on order by Zeus and that Zeus has seen the light, as he’s doing the right thing (because you know Pluto is evil and Zeus is destroying it) then says bye and leaves through where he came. When you get to Rome Its been take over by the God of war and lots of other enemies like Cyclops’s and Minotaur’s. You fight your way through the mobs till you get to the Roman Coliseum where you have your first boss battle against the god of war. Once you defeat him you hold his dead body up and scream and that’s the first level.


The strategy is to get through the level keeping full health and playing sensibly so you have enough health to survival the boss battle. There will be many ways t get through the levels (hopefully) but you should do the five d’s of dodge ball Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge.


When you start you get a quick introduction to what your doing/the objective the head off to the tutorial forest when you learn the controls ext. You progress by killing each god once you kill them you will heather get a health boost or their ability such as a jump dash or something.


Some of the random mobs can drop health (or something else I’m not sure yet but they drop little health so its not easy to complete the level. You’ll fight smaller enemies to get to the main god boss battles. Like Centaurs, Minotaur’s, Medusa (maybe mid boss) and Typhon. Cyclops’s and Minotaur’s  are the main trash mobs in this level as they are everywhere in Rome. Cyclops’s shoot lasers out there eyes and Minotaur’s charge at you.

Pay Off

The satisfaction of killing the gods and the fact you get more powerful the more gods you kill because you’ll need those powers to kill Zeus.

pixel work

First we opened levels. We wanted to ensure you have strong contrast if your image is close in. I darken some of my darks but also lighten my midtones and highlights.

I set my Image to “Indexed Colour” in Image > Mode > Indexed Colour to counteract that.

I brought up Image Size. From here, we sized it down from the high resolution file to something tiny

I size mine down to a width of 70 pixels

I opened up Image Size, change the pull-down tab that reads “Pixels” to “Percent.” I blow up my image to 400 percent of it’s new size. We would get better results if you use multiples, like 200 percent (2x) or 1000 percent (10x)




  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. The play is an example of a classic tragedy, and is considered one of the best over the centuries.
  • Discourses of Epictetus. They are extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus from 108 AD
  • The Frogs by Aristophanes. This a comedy written by Aristophanes. It was performed at  one of the Festivals of Dionysus in Athens, in 405 BC, and received first place.
  • Works and Days by Hesiod. This a comedy written by Aristophanes. It was performed at  one of the Festivals of Dionysus in Athens, in 405 BC, and received first place.
  • Politics by Aristotle. This is a work of political philosophy; the title literally means “the things concerning the polis.”
  • Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. This is the only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica which tells the legend of Jason and the Argonauts on their mission to retrieve the Golden Fleece
  • The Republic by Plato. One of Plato’s most famous works, this is a Socratic dialogue discussing the meaning of justice, different forms of government and how the perfect city-state should look like.
  • Histories by Herodotus. Written around the 450’s BC, the book is a massive record of all the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and wars happening in the known world at the time.
  • Cyropaedia by Xenophon This is the biography of Cyrus the Great, written by the gentleman-soldier Xenophon in the early 4th century BC.
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer. They were written around the 8th century BC, but we are still not sure who Homer was.

Norse mythology

  • Odin
  • Thor
  • Loki
  • Freyja
  • Baldr
  • Freyr
  • Tyr
  • Haimdallr
  • Vanir
  • Njörðr

Roman Gods

Jupiter – King of the Gods
Juno – Queen of the Gods
Neptune – God of the Sea
Pluto – God of Death
Apollo – God of the Sun
Diana – Goddess of the Moon
Mars – God of War
Venus – Goddess of Love
Cupid – God of Love
Mercury – Messenger of the Gods
Minerva – Goddess of Wisdom
Ceres – The Earth Goddess
Proserpine – Goddess of the Underworld
Vulcan – The Smith God
Bacchus – God of Wine
Saturn – God of Time
Vesta – Goddess of the Home
Janus – God of Doors
Uranus and Gaia – Parents of Saturn
Maia – Goddess of Growth
Flora – Goddess of Flowers
Plutus – God of Wealth
Creatures & Monsters  Centaurs Centaurs Half-man half-horse, aka Hippocentaurs.
Chiron was the most famous.
Creatures & Monsters  Satyrs Satyrs-Fauns Half-man half-goat, woodland spirits. goats ears, horns, & legs
Creatures & Monsters  Minotaur Minotaur Half-man half-bull; King Minos’son.
Was housed in the labyrinth. Defeated by Theseus.
Creatures & Monsters  Sphinx Sphinx Female monster with the head and breasts of a woman, body of a dog, tail of a serpent, wings of a bird, paws of a lion, and a human voice. Perched on a rock near Thebes.
Creatures & Monsters  Harpies Harpies filthy,winged monsters; face of woman, and body of vulture,sharp claws;aka Hounds of Zeus.
Creatures & Monsters  Sirens Sirens Three sea nymphs; part bird, part woman.
Seductive singing lured sailors to their death.
Creatures & Monsters  Medusa Medusa 1 of 3 snaky-haired Gorgons.Medusa was mortal. Stheno & Euryale were immortal. Their eyes had the power to turn onlookers into stone.
Creatures & Monsters  Graeae Graeae (Gray) Three old sister (witches) who shared an eye and a tooth.
Creatures & Monsters  Talos Talos (Talus) Bronze giant who guarded Crete.
Defeated by Jason.
Creatures & Monsters  Typhon Typhon 100 dragon headed, fiery son of Gaea.
Father of monsters such as Ladon, Cerberus, Sphinx, Chimera, Hydra, Nemean Lion, Orthus.

Japanese mythology

According to the myths, they made the islands of Japan as well as many of the gods and goddesses. Izanagi and Izanami also appear in a story about a descent to Yomi-tsu Kuni, a land of darkness and death associated with the underworld. Perhaps the best-knownJapanese deity is the sun goddess Amaterasu.

Desert Scene (Concept or something)

In this task we where asked to design a scene using texture and/or drawing you own I went ahead and did both. By doing this it helps develop our design skill for background in games as well as animation. The base design was from the new battlefield game (battlefield 1) as I’ve been playing the beta and thought it would be a good idea. The betas level is in a vast desert with some parts of the map including a train so you should be able to spot ether train tracks and a train in the pictures. What we did first was draw on paper what we wanted  then went over it with fine liner to make it stand out better. After that we help the picture to the macs camera and took a picture of it then putting it in photoshop to work

^This is the picture I drew first to get the base design of what I wanted my work to end up looking like.


This is the first picture I made drawing it in photoshop basing it off the picture before. I in total used 11 layers to make this showing off shadows and the different shads of rock. I wanted to keep this piece minimal as I feel it would work well for an animation scenario.


This is the one below with filters (I was experimenting with filters)


This picture is made up of different textures/other pictures from the internet. I wanted to try and keep it as similar to the original drawing as possible but keeping it looking nice, I feel I did that making the picture look like it was and actual place. I used 5 layers to make this while messing around with the colours to make it all match. If you can you can also spot a train in the background familiar to bf1 so its not just a random desert.