Winter Warland

User Interface for Video Game

Winter Warland is an indie computer game involving kids who fight each other with snowballs while trying to prevent themselves from freezing. I designed many of the elements in the game’s graphical user interface.

Icon Design

Pockets upgrade icon
Hot cocoa icon
Resistance upgrade icon
Balance upgrade icon
Ice scraper icon
Snowball density upgrade icon
Ice skates icon
Snow-rolling speed icon
Lighter icon
Running speed upgrade icon
Throw distance upgrade icon
Snowball maker icon
Warmth upgrade icon
Snowblower icon
Traction upgrade icon
Level 1 snowball icon
Level 2 snowball icon
Level 3 snowball icon
Level 5 snowball icon
Red team's flag icon

I designed 26 gameplay icons that appear in Winter Warland (some shown here). Most of the icons either represent items that characters can pick up during a match (such as ice skates and hot cocoa) or character abilities that can be upgraded (such as “Throwing Distance” and “Boot Traction”). I created the icons using Adobe Flash Professional.

UI Design

Winter Warland main menu screen

I also designed certain other elements of Winter Warland’s user interface, such as the snowball-building progress meter and the menu screens.

Snowball-making progress meter