Virtual Heroes, a division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. produces some really cool virtual simulation video games for professionals. They have exclusive partnerships with Epic Games and their Unreal Engine. Some really cool stuff. As a born video game addict, I loved the opportunity to work with them on redesigning their site. Their goal was simple: showcase their games more and have the site easy to maintain.
Their color scheme and branding were already established and I thought it worked really well. I designed a dark theme and put a lot of emphasis on the featured slideshow at the top of the home page, where they showcase some of their popular games. They requested more of a glossy texture style rather than a grungy texture. I used a lot of their rendered artwork throughout the site to immerse the user in their world of simulation games. I built the site in WordPress with custom functionality to help them easily maintain the site on their own.
The new design helped promote one of their simulations, Moonbase Alpha, to soar over 500,000 downloads and counting. Here’s to video games!
- Visual Design
- Frontend Development
- User Experience
Please note that the live site may or may not accurately reflect screenshots you see on my personal site. However, if the screenshots are fairly accurate, enjoy!