Light Fingers Game Board Design Process

I had the good luck of being part of the excellent team making Numizmatic Games’ new release Light Fingers, as the concept artist, and one of my favourite parts of the whole project was designing the game board!

You can see the final board here in motion; my concept design process follows:

We planned out the board from a distance first:

Light Fingers Game Board v1

Once we had a better idea of what the zoomed-out view would feel like, we started to fine tune – and to come up with different types of tiles:

Light Fingers Game Board v2

Then I created a rough version of the board’s mockup – a kind of visual menu folks could pull asset categories from. This isn’t mean to look like the final game board, but more to guide folks creating that board:

Light Fingers Game Board v3

With approval on this, I tightened up the drawing, flatted it (filled it with temporary colours), and then we tested a LOT of different colour schemes:

Light Fingers Game Board v4 Light Fingers Game Board v5
Light Fingers Game Board v6

 

This is the final game board mockup I left with the Numizmatic crew:

Light Fingers Game Board