December 1, 2005

UI Design for 007: From Russia with Love

There are very few projects with the history and pedigree of James Bond – and this was Sean Connery’s James Bond. Artistically the User Interface From Russia with Love had to look like it was from the early 60’s but still have the high production values and modern look of a twenty first century video game. This hybrid look was achieved by integrating classic footage from the original movie along with a retro graphic design for the user interface. In a very short timeframe (11 months) Sean Connery was successfully brought to life in a modern video game.

Red star over a green background with logo for From Russia with Love

Inventory screen selection shotgun

HUD for From Russia with Love

Multiple dots overlaid on a map of Europe representing different levels that can be played.