Score HUD #21, #22
I want the score and remaining life to be visible and simple for anyone.
I cannot do something fancy because of budget constrains and lack of research really.
I've played around with some GUI pixel art icons that I've found on Dribble.
First I did a mockup of an in-game screnshot.
Then I added HTML code to make it look like in the mockup.
Here is the last version from this session.
I've always fancied Bomberman style HUD because it's simple to read:
life - is represented by a heart with a number overlayed
character - is represented by an avatar icon
points - are clearly visible in a border delimited area black on white text
time - represented by an alarm clock and large thin font
second player - the HUD is mirrored and the availability is represented by a large thin font text saying "PUSH START"
Simple HUD example
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