Art Gallery of Games

How did you get into game dev?

I got into making mobile games because I often animate static things in my imagination. I grew up loving cartoons, so I would see a painting or photo and imagine movement. In my mind I would enter into the narrative and complete the action. It’s like a little movie, or animated GIF that loops over and over in my head. I really begin to see it. I guess I had an urge to bring these characters I loved to life. Especially the mythical and fantasy creatures. I like the weird stuff. I want to set it loose just to see what it does.

Games by JEMoores inspired by Ancient Art

Egyptian mobile game
Papyrus Underworld (Egyptian Hieroglyphs X JEMoores)
Adventure Garuda (Hindu Temple Art X JEMoores)
Garden of Delights (Hieronymus Bosch X JEMoores)
Affair Des Poisons (16th Century Block Prints of Witches and Demons X JEMoores)
Ningyo (Katsushika Hokusai X JEMoores)

Most of the art I’m into is either ancient, or old enough to be in the public domain. I do love the work of many living artists, but I have only just begun collaborating with artists and musicians. I first wanted a solid portfolio of art games, so I would have something to show when I propose making a game with an artist. I really want the game to feel right to the artist, so it feels like their art to them. Sometimes their ideas throw me for a loop. Collaboration is a great way to get fresh ideas.

Working with others is a huge amount of energy for me. It can take a year or more of on line collaboration to make a game with someone else, or a team. Being a solo indie dev guy, when I work on games using ancient art or my art, I tend to work faster. Because I have imagined things like Egyptian hieroglyphics as a classic platformer game for a long time, I just do it. No meetings required. When I work with an artist, many of the ideas come from them, and as the developer I try to make it happen in the game. Either way, I have made use of all the inspiration I get by developing video games using my favorite art.

Games by JEMoores made with Artist Collaboration

Hedgehog Balloon Race
Hedgehog Balloon Race (Nicola Isgrow X JEMoores)
Alien Monster Blast
Alien Monster Blast (Michael Remillard X JEMoores)
Sucklord Mobile Game
Sucklord (THE Super Sucklord X JEMoores)
Tiger Bomb (Tiger Bomb X JEMoores)

More games by JEMoores. First, choose a format below:

Games by J.E.Moores on Google Play
Android ~ Google Play
Games by J.E.Moores on Apple App Store
iOS ~ iPhone ~ iPad
Games by J.E.Moores for Windows
Windows ~ PC
HTML5 Games on WordPress H5P

More from the Game Machine

Egyptian mobile game

Papyrus Underworld

I have always loved the graphic design and craftsmanship of Egyptian hieroglyphs and hand painted papyrus. Because hieroglyphics are so linear, they already look like a

Wiggly League

Wiggly League

Keeping the world safe from all weirdness… it’s the Wiggly League.

Harriett Sawyer 1823

Harriett Sawyer 1823

HARRIETT WAS HERE Far far away in the middle of Nowhere Maine sits one of the world’s oldest summer camps for girls. Years before this