CHINNY RUN : RAISIN CHASE
Instructor : Jenny Kowalski
Tyler School of Art, Graphic and Interactive Design Program
COMPONENTSGame Design & Development
Chinny Run : Raisin Chase is a video game about a chinchilla who has escaped from his cage and must find and eat as many raisins as possible before his owner realizes he’s missing. I have two pet chinchillas who I consider my ‘chinchildren’ and I wanted to create a game about them. They go absolutely bonkers for raisins so I wanted this quirky aspect of their personalities to be integrated into the game.
INSPIRATION & DESIGN DECISIONSThis game is largely inspired by video games I played as a child. I took special inspiration from the game “Stuart Little : The Journey Home” which was released in August, 2001. I remember playing this game for hours on end as a kid on my lime green gameboy color. I tried to use a very simple, pixel art aesthetic, 8-bit music and sound effects, and side-scrolling mechanics to give the game an overall retro, nostalgic feeling.
Stuart Little : The Journey Home
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