This game is a Far Cry cover, so a lot of the design I took it directly from the franchise. But for the UI inside the game, I wanted something special. So I based my design on a device called Diary, that I designed previously for my novel.
The Diary is a device that was made to control androids, electronic homes and domestic devices, electronic clothes and as something like Instagram or Facebook but in local mode, without the Internet. This device has the aspect of a Smartphone but futuristic, completely translucent and with a design of stained glass, that goes with the aesthetic of the time, based on the Art Noveau.
In the game, these devices are used to control the robots, the androids, and other electronic devices. Also, they are used as maps and encyclopedias. Groups like Morrigan’s Men or the SPTS use them as a radio to send messages about enemies, missions or just personal messages for the player. Also, this device is the menu inside the game.
The HUD will show as the screen of a transparent Smartphone, so the players will continue seeing the place where they are, behind the device, like a window. The HUD will show the different options like the Apps of the phones. The players will have a cursor whit the form of a finger (representing that the Diary is tactile).
IDEA: It will be funny that the player could have an App in their mobiles that works as Diary. This App will be linked with the game, so the sensation will be more realistic.