We set out to create a modern app that would captivate kids while pleasing parents and educators, using elements inspired by classic tales like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Harry Potter. The goal was to recapture the magic we felt when we were young, on those nights we’d stay up late reading books by flashlight under the covers. Can you blame us?
Weirdwood Manor was developed over a period of 2 years starting with creating the components that make an app both fun and challenging: memorable characters, an offbeat sense of humor, and a series of mysterious puzzles in a memorable setting. The story follows three children, Oliver, Celia, and Eugene, as they explore a strange mansion filled with adventures and incredible magical artifacts. We took special care in creating the look of the characters and locations to make the game feel timeless. All 3d animation and programming was completed in-house, using Maya, Arnold, 3D Studio Max and Adobe After Effect. Then the game with put through extensive playtesting to ensure the user interface was child-friendly, and truly fun.