The Glee Musketeers

Protectors of the realm, performing nightly


For years we were led to believe the Musketeers were suave, swordfighting protectors of the King. In truth, they were actually a group of ragtag theater performers just trying to make an honest living. As a concept, I envisioned the Glee Musketeers performing a song and dance sequence at some point during the game. Considering this game was slated for release on mobile platforms, the decision was made to use realtime 3D as a solution to deal with the game's limitations, such as data allowance. I also wanted to stay away from the clean 3D look that's evident in most casual games and opted for more of a moving illustration feel. In the end, the game's footprint came in under 5MB.

A game moment mockup of the Glee Musketeers game created by Bob MacNeil for myVEGAS.
The earliest concepts of Porthos for the Glee Musketeers game.
The flat picture book stylings Bob MacNeil created for Porthos, Aramis and Athos stars of The Glee Musketeers game from myVEGAS.
Characterization and personality studies for the Glee Musketeers created by Bob MacNeil for the 3D production artists.
Character turnaround control art for the Glee Musketeers - Aramis and Athos.  Bob MacNeil created these for the 3D modelers to be used as guides.

A Photoshop clean up of the high poly 3D model of Aramis. Clean up work by Bob MacNeil.
A Photoshop clean up of the high poly 3D model of Athos. Clean up work by Bob MacNeil.
A Photoshop clean up of the high poly 3D model of Porthos. Clean up work by Bob MacNeil.
Concepts and 3D models of the interactive projectiles thrown at the Musketeer performers in the Glee Musketeer casual game.
UI, informational screens and symbol set for the Glee Musketeers game created by Bob MacNeil and distributed by Playstudios for myVEGAS.
The stage backdrop used in the Glee Musketeers bonus game. Bob MacNeil painted it to appear as if it were watercolor but used digital media for faster turnaround.
A scene painting Bob MacNeil did for the playfield of the Glee Musketeers game. The art reflects historical paintings of classic artists such as Rembrandt and Poussin.

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