2024 Games Resident
Lil Elephant Studios

Project partners: Anya Collett and Lil Elephant Studios

Screen Queensland’s Games Residency is a year-long program for early-career game developers, focused on developing the skills and knowledge required to develop new games and games studios.

The first of its kind in Australia, the residency program is run in partnership with Workforce Australia Self-Employment Assistance provider Birdifi Bridge, with participants provided with co-working space, access to leading industry experts, business mentoring and income support.

About Emily

Emily completed a Bachelor in Game Design and has been up-skilling independently ever since. The games she has worked on have been showcased at Queensland Games Festival and included Avoid Death from Fake Arcade and Ribbet from Lil Elephant Studios.

She specialises in 3D environment art and fell in love with being able to create a scene that can immerse the player and enjoys the modular aspects.

Primary skillset: 3D environment art, 3D animation and rigging

Residency Goals

Throughout the residency, my main goal is self-improvement. I want to learn some new skills–like programming–improve my current skillset and learn the best ways to create great assets faster. Being in such a nurturing environment where I get access to mentorship and collaboration, I believe my skills will soar throughout the year and reach levels I couldn’t imagine they’d reach while I was studying. I would also like to kick off my career by the end of the residency.

Residency Project

Ribbet is a fast-paced platformer starring a goofy little frog with a knack for parkour. Set in a playful world filled with whimsy and charm, players embody Ribbet as he traverses through the dangerous (to a frog) kitchens, bakeries, and streets of a small village in France. Each level presents new challenges, from swinging between hanging pots to bouncing over a boiling pot of soup. The aim of the game is to defeat Jac, the frog-obsessed French chef, and escape back to Ribbet’s pond.

Aimed for Early Access release late 2024.

Screen Queensland Games Residency