Colorful square tiles that appear to be falling
Planet Out icon showing a colorful planet and falling square tiles

Planet Out

Description An intergallactic twist on the classic word ladder game.
Time Frame 4 weeks
Platform iOS
Tools Used Illustrator, After Effects, SpriteKit, Lottie, Sketch

Style

App Icon

App Store Icon

Typography

Aero font

Regular, Drop Shadow, Uppercase, White

Futura font

Bold, Inset Shadow, Uppercase, Varied

Palette

#7af5c8

#2d9279

#fc6891

#b1455e

#b07efc

#6a4c97

#f5cc23

#a08547

#ff8000

#a95e1e

#1d0049

#000000

Tiles

Green tile with the letter A
Pink tile with the letter B
Yellow tile with the letter C
Purple tile with the letter D

Buttons

Settings Button with gear icon
How To Button with question mark icon
Leaderboard Button with trophy icon
No Ads Button with crossed out icon

Onboarding

Slide tiles one by one into the dock to create words

Maximize points by keeping high value letters like X in the dock longer
To earn more time, hit trajectory words along the way
Stuck? We'll reset the board automatically.

Animations

HOVER TO PLAY

Game over screenshot showing burnt sun and 'Time's Up!'
Game over screenshot showing burnt sun and 'Time's Up!'
Goal word met screenshot showing star explosion
Correct move screenshot showing star explosion
Rocket covering screen and reseting board

The Process

Supernova level of Planet Out
Original paper mock-up of tile mechanism
Original paper mock-up
Early sketch of tiles
Early sketch of tiles
Squares of various colors
Experimenting with color palettes

Style

App Icon

App Store Icon showing colorful planet and falling tiles

Typography

Aero

Regular, Drop Shadow, Uppercase, White

Futura

Bold, Inset Shadow, Uppercase, Varied

Palette

#7af5c8

#2d9279

#fc6891

#b1455e

#b07efc

#6a4c97

#f5cc23

#a08547

#ff8000

#a95e1e

#1d0049

#000000

Tiles

A Tile
B Tile
C Tile
D Tile

Buttons

Settings Button
How To Button
Leaderboard Button
No Ads Button

process