Blue Sky Language

Animation in Game Design

ToonBoom Harmony, Adobe AfterEffects & Photoshop
My Role
Character Animator & Asset Developer
The Client
University of Technology Sydney


Like many Indigenous Aboriginal dialects, Dharug has become endangered. This project utilises hybrid animation to revive and preserve the language, by creating an interactive game to continue its teaching.


As well as animating the Kangaroo character on the game, I was tasked to create the background. The background was constructed using assets extracted from paintings made by Joseph Lycett. He was the first European painter who included Indigenous people within his depictions of the Australian Landscape.

First image below is the original Joseph Lycett painting, the one further is the doctored background asset I created.