Kiss, Smile, and Sneer to win!
Elise Joy Motzny
2D & 3D Graphic Designer
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Kiss, Smile, and Sneer to win!

From Concept to Glowing Facial Expression Game

Bioluminescence and playing games in unique ways fascinate me. Luminus combines the magic of fireflies grouping together as you collect them by smiling, kissing, or sneering at the camera.



2D Artist

2D Artist

2D Assets from concept to production for Luminus were created by me. You control the entire menu set and game using your facial expressions, so simple smiley expressions for players to mimic were used here. The glowing boxes were taken from the logo style to allude to buttons as shown here.

About the Logo

The Logo was one of those rare instances where I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like from glowing bits to typography. I wanted the straight lines to contrast the organic movement of the firefly... and my first iteration was just that.

Looking back on it now though, the firefly could use more depth and emphasis by skewing his trail size and line quality. He is too small here.