About this project
Hello! My name is Feric and I'm a conceptual designer. Thanks for checking out my project! We are making an interactive game to tell the story of my clumsy egg-shaped robot friend, Roda. Put yourself in the shoes of Roda as he flies, jumps, swings, pushes, and slides through the fantasy world of Happical Zoo and meet other crazy robots!
(boy version of Roda)
Roda first appeared on my sketchpad many years ago. I showed him to my friends and family, and they began to ask me things like, “Does Roda have friends? Does he have a job?” Years later, I finally got to work with a talented team of designers and writers to tell Roda’s story...
After a mysterious blackout, Roda leaves his house for the very first time. On a mission to restore electricity on the island, he stumbles through Happical Zoo, where he meets a strange mix of robotic animals and uncovers an astounding secret about himself...
We spent the past year making an iPad picturebook, and now we want to take it to the next level and make an iPad/iPhone interactive game for Roda. Our game is designed as a platform game with a puzzle to be solved at the end of each stage. Help Roda fly, jump, swing, push, slide and dig through the wondrous landscapes of Happical Zoo and discover many secrets along the way!
What makes our game special? Beautiful visuals and unique gaming mechanics. We will be pioneering various touch-screen ways to move Roda and making gorgeous and kooky art. Check out www.feric.com for more of my illustrations :)
We really need your help to make Roda’s game come true. Your support will help us make the art, finish scoring an original soundtrack (click here to check out a sample track), and program a really cool set of gaming mechanics. Roda needs you!To learn more about Roda, check out www.nestree.com.
Our iPad picturebook is also available here.
Feric Feng (www.feric.com), founder of Tenzones Digital Entertainment, is a Taiwanese illustrator, conceptual designer and animator. His highly acclaimed illustration style hovers between reality and fantasy and is a surreal blend of the East and West, the past and the future, and the natural and mechanical. Known to his team and friends as a kid at heart, Feric is never fresh out of kooky ideas and steam.
After graduating in film and animation at the School of Visual Arts (New York) and further earning a master's degree from Yale in design, Feric went on to work as a conceptual designer for the film Final Fantasy. He has also worked as a motion graphics designer on the film Animatrix. Feric has collaborated with the New York times, Prada, Miu Miu, ESPN, Metropolis, IBM, NIKE, and BP.
Feric's artwork has been featured in SJMA, AIGA, Graphis and American Illustration. Moreover, his animation "Inside Out" has been shown at the Holland International Animation Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the NYEXPO Festival, among others.
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