This is a short version of the background for a game concept (designed for smartphones) called "Sköll". It's based on the Norse Mythology of Sköll and his brother Hati, the wolves who chased the Sun and the Moon to make sure they would continue to travel across the sky.
The gameplay is quite simple; the player controlls Sköll starting at the bottom, and has to leap towards the sun to eat it. The challenge here is that whenever he leaps off of a branch or platform, it snaps under it's weight, so it can never use the same branch twice. If the player waits too long, the branch will also snap; Sköll will fall back down and the game will be over. Along the way towards the top there will be collectables, bonuses and things to avoid.
There are many ways to make the game more interesting (think of different levels, multiplayer versions with Hati and the moon, different bonuses as the player gets better etc), and we're hoping that we will be allowed to continue to work on it (we'll have to wait for several weeks to hear the results of our presentation).
My concept sketch of Sköll himself: [link]
.The artwork is © me, Ilse "Lhune" Gort, 2012.
"Sköll" design & concept is © me and my classmate, ~koel-art.