Verdant Games Location: Manchester Site: The Hive, Northern Quarter
Verdant Games is a video game developer hybrid that merges the workplace environment with a smaller scale E-sports tournament area. The idea behind the project was to find an innovative approach for designing office spaces for the exponentially growing gaming industry. During the research phase, it was concluded that the biggest issues of existing video game design interiors are high noise levels, lack of personal space, and insufficient lighting. In addition, 80% of survey respondents agreed that it is important to have access to an outdoor area when working in a video game development office. This resulted in the realisation of an ethereal concept that draws inspiration from wild landscapes with a dark colour palette associated with futuristic technology.
The project spans two floors, features PC and VR game testing zones, private pods, an open plan workspace, and includes a private terrace. The project concept was developed through sketches and collages. 3D models and visualisations were completed using Autodesk Maya, Archicad, Substance Painter, and Photoshop. A full Verdant Games Technical Package is available upon request. To see other projects, please visit my linked website.
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