I was tasked with designing a Windows 10 Mixed Reality Experience with the Microsoft Azure for Gaming team. They wanted to create a sample game project for the new Windows 10 Mixed Reality platform that would showcase the versatility of Microsoft Azure for Game Developers.
The MR experience would debut at the Microsoft Azure booth at GDC 2018, so I wanted to create an experience that took full advantage of the new platform and leveraged the inclusion of spectators and users via the Mixer Platform. We pitched a number of concepts, from "Arcane Apprentice," where you sling spells at animated objects such as books and potions, to "Terror on the Train Track," where you step into a classic slaptstic 1940's cartoon and hunt ghosts and goblins.
Ultimately, Microsoft settled on a Mixed Reality take on the arcade classic Rampage, where you embody a giant monster and destroy a city. This the iterative building of the world and game play for what eventually became Pinball Lizard.