What do you get when you turn Photoshop tools into weapons for a computer game?
The answer will be our next game codenamed Project Canvas!
The spark for Project Canvas started in one of the last Ludum Dares we jammed, with “Unconventional Weapon” as a theme we got very excited imagining what could be done in a game you battle and survive inside an image editing software :)
The result we got from that jam was Shotophop, a little game in which you fight enemies using the eyedropper and paint bucket tools as weapons, you can get an idea from the video:
Although the game was simple we were surprised by the attention it got from the community :)
“It’s an intriguing idea, hopefully the studio continues to flesh it out and add additional Photoshop tools as new weapons.” - Petapixel
After watching our little game jam experiment be so well received we went on to combine all the experience we gathered since Shotophop’s release and make a bigger, highly polished new game. The game the creative art community has been waiting to play. So, Project Canvas was born.
Project Canvas is an action adventure with deep creative combat mechanics, where you’ll walk in the shoes of a young designer fighting art with art.
The game is all about visual creation and culture, so expect to visit places you’ve seen in art history lessons, pop magazines and internet gifs. And of course, use all the graphic tools at your disposal to fight through enemies and puzzles.
Creative combat is a key part of the game, and you’ll get to use Vanishing Point Grenades, Magnetic Lasso Tools, Magic Erasers and whatnot to delete, scratch, smudge and blend the baddies out of your way!
Project Canvas is now in full development and planned to release on PC and Consoles. Stay tuned for more information soon :)