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Dr. Pol: Vet Rescue

Game Design, Illustration

Doctor Pol is renowned farm animal veterinarian and hosts a popular show on the National Geographic Wild channel. He's a wacky character with a lot of knowledge about his profession, and our client was looking to make a game surrounding it. In the line of Bejeweled or Two Dots, Dr. Pol: Vet Rescue is a web-browser game made to charm fans of the show. Save the health of animals as you travel to new locations by clearing the board of parasites to save a pig or by collecting bandages for a horse's broken leg. Users were rewarded for their medical and gaming expertise with shareable badges and the happy faces of the animals they saved. This was a Neo-Pangea project. My role involved asset creation and illustration.


Play the Game

Save the Animals

Save the Animals

By connecting matching adjacent icons, users were able to make room for new icons to drop down in. This came with some strategy, as users would need to plan ahead to meet each level's designated goals. There were obstacles as well, including parasites and bone fragments that users would have to work around.

 When users completed a level, they would be graded based on time taken, moves used, and ending health of the animal. The longer you took, the more sick the animal became. By making matches of icons, though, you could improve their health.

When users completed a level, they would be graded based on time taken, moves used, and ending health of the animal. The longer you took, the more sick the animal became. By making matches of icons, though, you could improve their health.

 There were ten levels in the game, each with a unique location on the map.

There were ten levels in the game, each with a unique location on the map.

In-game icons

In-game icons

Including Dr. Pol's coffee mug, a cow, a horse, mites, a pig, bandages, and a chicken. The mites were meant to be a nuisance iconyou weren't rewarded for matching them—but you would need to remove them to make room for icons you were searching for.

Feelin' baa-aad

Feelin' baa-aad

As an animal's health improved or deteriorated, its emotion would follow suit. From left to right: Ecstatic, Happy, Sad, Sick.

 The man himself. There were several different poses used for the Doctor in the game that were used as greetings, congratulations, or disappointment.

The man himself. There were several different poses used for the Doctor in the game that were used as greetings, congratulations, or disappointment.

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Shareable badges

Shareable badges

Depending on your final scores, users would receive shareable badges to post on Facebook or Twitter. 

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Level Backgrounds

Level Backgrounds

Interstitial screens would feature one of these three backgrounds behind it to provide the levels' settings and help make the change from the map to a level less jarring.