The Wildest Night: UI Design
The Wildest Night is a Noir Detective Adventure Racing game set in the 1950s. The player takes the role of Marlene, a young starlet, who find herself at the scene of the murder of a famous Hollywood star in the middle of the film set in the Death Valley. Now a murder suspect, Marlene must escape and find help to prove her innocence, while taking the liberty to ride numerous classic sports cars.
Role: Game Concept Designer/UI Designer/Artist
Tools: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
After an extensive research on the Classic car designs from the 1950s and the Art Deco style art, I created a dashboard wireframe. It is an alternation of a Porsche dashboard in order to increase usability/visibility while maintaining the faithfulness to the period. The speedmeter was mostly inspired by the retro wristwatch and radio design.
After experimenting with different wood texture, I ended up choosing a striking red to represent the retro theme.
This is the final version of the UI. Lighting effects were added to emphasize on the retro chrome effects one would expect from a retro car interior. Glaring effects were added to the speed/gas meters to create the appearance of glass.