In Tavernlight, you play as the new innkeeper of a tavern in the middle of the woods. The old owner disappeared under mysterious circumstances and while the tavern is (relatively) safe, but the woods are full of dangerous creatures. Make friends, run the tavern, and keep your community safe.

What's Tavernlight?

Project Overview

Game Details

Game built for: Personal project - Indie game

- Genre: Narrative

Platform: PC

Game Engine: Unity

- My roles: Co-creator · Game designer · Lead environment artist 

Logistics Breakdown

- Year: 2017 - Present

- Project Duration: 3+ years

- Team size: 2

  • Patrick Jalbert - Co-creator · Game designer · Systems programmer

Tavernlight - Intro Composition

Gameplay

Exploring the Woods
Exploring the Woods

Block-out of a wagon crash site you find early in the game

Talk with Characters
Talk with Characters

Demo of the dialogue style

Loading the Wagon
Loading the Wagon

Work in Progress of a loaded wagon setpiece

Exploring the Woods
Exploring the Woods

Block-out of a wagon crash site you find early in the game

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Process

My Contributions

  • Environment art: Environment art direction, research, asset creation, in-game implementation

  • Story collaboration: Working with Patrick on character design, writing, and narrative implementation

  • Mechanics collaboration: Half of the tavern mini-game mechanics (e.g. drink mixing)

  • Production: Maintaining pre-production documentation, populating and maintaining Trello boards, scheduling meetings and sprint objectives

Tavernlight - World map diagram

World map diagram

Tavernlight - taven room map

Tavern interior map