For my final senior project, I created a board game to let people play through the history of life on Earth. This is a murky subject full of scientific jargon that hides truly fantastic things. It was my goal to make the history of the planet accessible to anyone with an interest: to let them experience it by playing through it, learn about the amazing and weird creatures that came before us, and maybe come away with a sense of hope that if we made it all this way, we can make it further into the future.
I have designed and illustrated every piece of this game, and produced the board, box, cards, and game pieces myself. The player pieces themselves, as well as the bowl, were modeled in 3D software and then printed at Northeastern's 3D printing studio. It is a fully functional game prototype played and enjoyed by many people already, and I plan to take it to market after a few changes in the testing.
It was an enlightening project. I learned about game design, information design, and how to make something that I am passionate about into something that everyone can be passionate about.
A small cat, who decided to help with photography, for scale.