Your task is the production of background graphics for a Hidden Object game. The background graphics are completely decorated and will be provided with photo objects later by ourselves (not your task).
The kind of style and the quality is defined by the examples (style*.jpg). The examples are already with photo objects, but it´s not your task to do also! Please have a look at the back*.jpg to see what your tasks are.
The task of the player will be to recognize objects on the background graphics. The difficulty is the big number of objects which are fused with the background graphic. The player will be flooded by many colors and shapes. Please have a look at game sites like bigfishgames where you can download and test other Hidden Object games for free (60 minutes). We recommend “Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst“, “Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects”, “Hidden Expedition: Everest” and “Mystery P.I. - The Lottery Ticket”.
We need all backgrounds with a resolution of 800x600 Pixel. Because of an interface, 90 Pixel at the bottom and 60 Pixel at the top will be hidden. This area must be decorated but free of important graphics. We do not need a big depth of the backgrounds with big rooms or free areas. The game event happens at the straight nearness.
You will find for every background the specifications. All specifications are not a lifelike instruction. The specifications are more an instruction of style. You and your creativity are responsible for the arrangement of all backgrounds. To avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary work, you will send us at first two scribbles of every screen. You will start the fine work and coloring after you got our OK,.
Two or three bigger objects must be on every background graphic (e.g. car on a scrap yard). To hide photo objects behind these bigger objects, they must be also on a separate layer in the graphic file. We will get a bigger depth effect and difficulty.
All used buildings, landscapes and objects look typical for Europe and North-America. Please do not use any special objects like half-timbered houses. Do not use any kind of written words!
The player will go through the map to the following locations. We need two maps:
1) barn, stable and garden
2) remaining locations
The first map shows the straight neighborhood of the characters (3 childs). The second map shows the city. All locations have to be represented by a matching object.
The barn is located on a farm outside the city. The farm is a very peaceful and idyllic place. The barn is old but not decayed.
3.2. Possible objects
Old Agriculture devices (e.g. tractor, Horse plough, …)
The stable is at the same farm like the barn. The style of the stable must be the same like the barn. The stable is old but well cared-for and kept in good condition.
4.2. Possible objects
The garden is green and overgrown with flowers. At a prominent place is a Rabbit-hutch. The hutch looks not too much like a prison for pets! One door of the rabbit-hutch stands open. Also a dog-kennel must be shown.
5.2. Possible objects
The tailor's is a small shop lead by a very old woman. The shop is very comfortable, old style furnished and full of stuff.
6.2. Possible objects
Old sewing machine
Comfortable old armchair
Old woman dress
Counter with old cashbox
7: Clothing shop
The clothing shop is a little bit more modern than the Tailor's but not too much.
7.2. Possible objects
Counter with old cashbox
Items in sale
Shelves with clothes
It´s a typical office with desks, computers and plants. The office is light, pleasant and modern.
8.2. Possible objects
Desks with computer and telephone
Separate executive's office
It`s an outside enclosure for raccoons (without any kind of animal). The enclosure will not take a big part of the picture, other buildings and elements of a zoo must be shown. The enclosure should not look like a prison!
9.2. Possible objects
Small brook with bridge
Booth for balloons
Trees and plants
It´s a fairground in the city. The fairground is located nearby the city-park on a free area. At the fairground must be a booth for Hot-dogs, Popcorn etc.
10.2. Possible objects
11: city-park meadow
The city-park is located among the city. The park is green and idyllic and good for a walk or to relax on a bank. In the middle of the picture is a wide meadow with a small hillock. One of the park-pictures (meadow or pond) must show a booth for Hot-dogs, Popcorn etc.
11.2. Possible objects
A few trees
garbage cans (e.g. nearby the banks)
12: city-park pond
The city-park is located among the city. The park is green and idyllic and good a walk or to relax on a bank. In the middle of the picture is a pond. One of the park-pictures (meadow or pond) must show a booth for Hot-dogs, Popcorn etc.
12.2. Possible objects
Path around the pond
Banks with garbage cans
It´s a comfortable Italian or French restaurant. Candles are on the tables and the kitchen is shown behind an open door.
13.2. Possible objects
Tables with service
Selection of vine
14: Train station
The Train station is shown from a platform. Trains and freight cars (not too modern) are shown. Baggage is also shown on the platform.
14.2. Possible objects
Columns of the roof
Steam and smoke from old trains
In the pharmacy are counter and shelves with medicine shown. The medicines are in boxes and bottles. All packets are without any written word.
15.2. Possible objects
Counter with shelves behind
Some curiosities (e.g. preserved snakes)
Clothing tree with white coat
In the hospital a reception area is shown. Like in “Emergency Room”, there are treatment rooms around. There are no patients visible. The treatment rooms with patients are closed!
16.2. Possible objects
Computer at the reception
Treatment rooms with gadgets and couches
17: animal shelter
Especially the administration area is shown. It´s possible to also show rooms and equipment for pets (e.g. cat tree, kennel). There are many pictures of different pets at the walls.
17.2. Possible objects
Waiting area with chairs
Desk with computer
Sacks with animal food
18: diving school
The diving school is located in a wooden house. There are many diving utensils at the walls and also underwater pictures (corals, fishes etc.) and a calendar without a visible month. The diving school seems like it would be located on a Caribbean strand.
18.2. Possible objects
White sand for decoration
19: scrap yard
At the scrap yard are mostly old cars which are also stacked up. Furthermore there are other old gadgets like an open freezer, TV etc. We do not need a hut like in the example!
19.2. Possible objects
Opened and closed freezer
Old kitchen stove
The hotel is relative modern and with a high standard. The reception and an opened lift are shown. There is some baggage (cases and hanging garments) in the lobby.
The hotel is very light and pleasant. It could be a hotel in the Caribbean!
20.2. Possible objects
21: wooden hut
The hut is shown from inside. The hut is very old and partly decayed. The windows are secured with rusty bars. The floor is partly broken and white sand (like a strand) is shown.
21.2. Possible objects
Wooden plank bed at the wall
Shelves / closed with opened (color) cans and old bottles
22: Estate of the perpetrator
The villain of the game is living here. The estate is very neglected and overgrown. On the estate, a house and garage are shown. House and garage are also much neglected. The plaster is dropped off, windows are shattered and the shutters are tilted.
22.2. Possible objects
Overcrowded and felled over ash canes
Hose and other estate gadgets
23: Garage of the perpetrator
The very big garage is also neglected and completely choked up. It must be at least one old dented car inside the rubbish heap (separate layer!).
23.2. Possible objects
Tarpaulins on some items
Unused old gadgets for garden services
Dented and opened boxes
19 freelancers are bidding on average $3095 for this job
I will draw background graphics for a Hidden Object game. I'm have good experience not only at 2d graphics but in gaming industry too and understand WHAT people's want from a game.