Unicorn game Sprite on lavender background

The Project

A developing side scrolling game that involved a unicorn as the main hero needed design concepts for artwork including layers and various game elements. A heard of unicorns are stolen by an evil wizard and the hero, Kye, sets off to rescue them.

The game will be rendered using classic pixel art. The unicorns of the heard come in many playful colors, however, Kye, the hero needed to stand out from the various background themes as the levels progress. The color and tone of the levels will become progressively darker in tone as our hero gets closer to the Dark Wizard’s layer.


I generated sketches for the main character and game levels. For the hero the stance was important to imply motion and power.


    Sketch of hero unicorn with front leg raised to imply motion