When I started working on Dare the Monkey I’d sketch out level designs in a notepad. In fact, here’s one for you to take a look at.

basic gameplay

As you can see, it’s fairly crude but it does get my ideas across. There are a few jumps, a collection of coins, and the odd obstacle here and there.

With the game getting ever nearer to completion I was surprised to see just how close some of the final artwork actually matches up with my original ideas. For example, here’s the finished artwork based on the sketch above.


Pretty close to the original concept don’t you think! I’ll try and dig out a few more sketches over the coming weeks and show some more of my final artwork alongside them.