Invaders From Beyond was an entry into the Polycount "Beat Em Up" competition that Pedro Amorim and I teamed up for.
Our idea was designed to push us out of our comfort zones, in terms of style, specification and roles we usually fill on an art team. I used it as a project to help me learn Epic's Unreal Development Kit, the game engine we chose to construct our level in. It was a fantastic learning project.
The story for our entry starts after our player character falls asleep whilst watching UFO b-movies in his bedroom. You play through a part of his dream, which takes place on the set of the b-movie he was watching. You work through the house and out into the garden, where he meets an alien that's crashed it's spaceship through the wall of the studio's sound stage.
Whilst Pedro worked on creating the stunning prop assets used to decorate the living room, I worked on all the world assets (floors, walls, etc) as well as all of the work inside the engine (creating shaders, kismet work, lighting, effects), on top of readying the sounds, samples, and music used in the video.