Michael Rauwerdink is a Computer Graphics artist from Cape Town we’ve recently met on twitter and after having a chat he mentioned that he worked on a indie puzzle platform game, Snailboy, as the CG artist. He generally loves anything CG animated related so it was right up his alley. Be sure to check out the Snailboy character animation and skin texture video in this article.

Michael Rauwerdink CG Artist - Snailboy

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So what is Snailboy about?

Snailboy is obsessed with finding the perfect shell. Unluckily for him his whole bag full of shells he’s collected on his adventures have been stolen by the nefarious Shadow gang along with his special collection of precious shells. Prepare to go on an adventure where you root for the little guy as he jumps,sling, slides, oozes and sticks through the magical environments created by the team at Thoopid.

Snailboy Character Animation

Texturing Skins

Snailboy Teaser Trailer

Environment and designs from Snailboy:

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Team Thoopid:

Of course these’s a whole team of designers, animators and more behind a project of this magnitude so we’d love to give them some exposure as well! Thanks for the list Michael!

RW Liebenberg – Lead Developer and Managing Director – @Bigboer
Luqman Achmat – Lead 3D Artist and Generalist – @luqmanachmat
Michael Rauwerdink – 3D Artist and Generalist – @mrauwerdin
Jade Dowrie – 3D Artist and Generalist – @JDowrie
Amanda Presley-Knox – Social Media and Marketing Manager – @apresknox

Other awesome links to shiny things:

If you want to contact Michael follow him on his twitter account:@mrauwerdin
Thoopid Website: www.thoopid.com
Snailboy Website: www.snailboygame.com
Facebook: Thoopid and Snailboy
Twitter: @Thoopid and @Snailboythegame
Google+: Thoopid Games
Email: getting@thoopid.com

Coming soon to the Samsung App Store, so it will be available on Android soon.

For now, if you want to grab this game, it’s available for iPhone 4 and up, iPad 2+ and iPad mini. We wish you all of the best in your future artistic endeavors Michael and the team of Thoopid, keep on inspiring!

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