As this game would be a pathway into the show for newcomers, we decided to build it around the plot of a forthcoming episode: Boom Night! This helped to ground the game in the show’s universe and authentic character interactions.
We opted for a style of play that felt quite open and loose, where the player had a good view of the world around them and could explore at their own pace. We knew we would have access to fantastic hand-drawn assets so felt confident in a fairly asset-heavy approach.
We put the two lead characters (Dylan and Dolly) and their relationship at the heart of the game, pitching cooperative gameplay elements and live switchable character control. This complimented the story of two siblings having to form a begrudging partnership to achieve a greater goal – rescuing their MANY brothers and sisters before the dreaded ‘Boom Night’ starts!