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In this episode, we explore the exciting fusion of nostalgia and modern design in Business Heroes. Imagine a collaboration  between Lemonade Tycoon 2, The Sims 1, and Capitalism. That’s Business Heroes – a landscape of strategic opportunities wrapped in a retro-inspired interface.

Let’s dive right in.

Design Decisions

Designing strategy games is always a balancing act between complexity and accessibility. In our case, we chose to spotlight the management aspect over extensive 3D navigation and typical tycoon-style building.

Our goal?

To present you with a comprehensive overview of data for effective decision-making, echoing the true essence of our influential predecessors.

We also introduced the Dashboard UI, a single location where you can manage operations and make those crucial decisions, to maximize efficiency and ensure no one gets lost in the labyrinth of decision-making screens.

We, however, continue to refine the UI guided by player feedback.

Visually, we went minimalist with Neumorphism, a design style that quickly helps players identify interactive elements.

Character Art

For the character art, We aimed to portray them in a modern style that players could easily relate to. And for this task, we relied on digital caricaturist extraordinaire, Xi.

Xi is known for his ability to extract the essential features of a face. He then presents these features in a sometimes humorously exaggerated style, crafting recognizable and irresistibly engaging character art.

The result is a gallery of characters that, while echoing the nostalgia of classic games, exude a contemporary appeal.

Environment Art

Sehar, our environment artist, had the formidable task of transforming real-life references into a mesmerizing 2D environment. The goal was to achieve a seamless blend of modern design and classic tycoon charm.

She successfully married these elements, creating a vibrant, appealing environment reminiscent of the games we all loved growing up.

This philosophy of intertwining old and new was also applied to our stands and customer segments.

By merging elements of nostalgia with modern features, we’ve created an immersive experience that seamlessly weaves between the treasured gaming memories of the past and the intriguing possibilities of the present.

Or at least we hope so. 😄

And that’s a wrap for today, Cheers 🥂

Don’t forget to wishlist the game if you haven’t!

Live Long and Prosper 👋,
Kunal & Team

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