The Surge is an action role-playing game that was developed by Deck13 Interactive and published in 2017 by Focus Homer Interactive. It is available for PC Playstation4 and Xbox1 and targeted mostly for hardcore gamers. The story takes place in a near dystopian future, where the player dives into the role of the worker Warren that was equipped with an exoskeleton.
During my internship at Deck13 i worked on the User Interface for The Surge. My tasks included the development of a navigation structure and a visual concept as well as the creation of mockups and some final graphic elements.
The UI had to communicate some new gameplay-mechanics and the complex equipment-system and make them understandable while following the established conventions of the genre. A key element of the game was the limb-targeting system, that no souls-like game had offered before.
Another challenge was the visualisation of various information such as statistics of ingame-items.