Building UI/UX for "Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective"

The Approach

Comprehensive UI Design

We left no stone unturned in our quest to create a seamless gaming interface. From the settings panels where players customize their experience to the pause menus offering a brief respite from the adventure, every element was meticulously designed. Our goal was to ensure that players could effortlessly navigate the game world without any distractions, immersing themselves fully in Pierre's quest.

Illustrative Narrative Integration

One of the unique aspects of "Labyrinth City" is its integration of narrative elements into the gameplay. We took this concept further by managing a 50-page illustration notebook lost by the villain, Mister X. Each page served as a clue, guiding Pierre on his mission and deepening the player's connection to the story. By seamlessly weaving together gameplay and narrative, we created an immersive experience that kept players engaged from start to finish.

Emphasis on User Experience

At the heart of our design philosophy was a relentless focus on maximizing player enjoyment. We understood that every interaction, from solving puzzles to exploring new environments, should feel intuitive and rewarding. To achieve this, we prioritized elements such as clear signposting, responsive controls, and visually engaging feedback. Whether players were newcomers to gaming or seasoned veterans, our goal was to provide an experience that was both accessible and deeply satisfying.

The Impact

Before we dive into the accolades received, let's take a moment to reflect on the impact of our design decisions. Through our comprehensive UI design, illustrative narrative integration, and emphasis on user experience, we aimed to create a game that not only entertained but also resonated with players on a deeper level. Now, let's see how our efforts were recognized within the gaming community.

  1. Visual Design Recognition: Honored with the Visual Design Award at IndieCade 2020, our commitment to delivering exceptional visual aesthetics was acknowledged.

  2. Artistic Excellence: We were recognized for the Best Quality of Art at Game Connection Asia, Indie Development Awards 2020, highlighting the outstanding craftsmanship within the game.

  3. Global Acclaim: Nominated for Best Oversea Game at indiePlay 2020, reflecting the game's international appeal and success.


In partnership with Darjeeling Studio, I set out to redefine gaming experiences through innovative design and immersive storytelling. The accolades I've received underscore my dedication to creating captivating and visually stunning gaming environments. As Pierre continues his journey through the labyrinthine mysteries, I remain committed to pushing the boundaries of creativity in gaming design.