Every year during Diwali, there is an anti cracker buzz on social media. This time the Govt. had other plans. This time bursting and sale of fireworks was banned in Delhi.
Knowing this, there was a sudden sense of excitement within us. Could we really use this as an opportunity to give people the same joy of Diwali but minus the pollution. Worth a shot, right?
What we did:
So we started from scratch and thought of the idea, a scene on Diwali night. Location, had to be a rooftop- to get the openness to burst crackers and would save us time in creating a lot of assets for the scene.
Now there is not much fun if you just light up the crackers using a candle, is it?
So we added a bow and arrow game element, where the user needs to pick up the bow and arrow(s) and use them to burst crackers, just like target practice. Sounds like fun? You bet!
So, i used Blender for modeling,Texturing and Lighting before i baked it for Unity. Over at Unity, did further lighting tweaks to make them all seem in the same world. Reflection probes are a life saver J.
While the asset creation was happening, Parul was working on the interactive elements.