We can at last show you the first games made by our newest students. These games were made in just two weeks, with only six days of prior training.
The groups, consisting of five to six people, were tasked with creating a board game for the iPad using the Unreal Development Kit. This game project was not only a great opportunity for our new students to get to know each other, it is also in line with our practical orientation. We believe that the best way to learn how to make games is by actually making them, and as such our primary focus is to teach our students using practical means.
The games were judged by the following industry professionals:
Group 1 – Panic at the Tea Party
A cute math-game where players take turns to eat one to three cupcakes at a time, but must make sure to avoid eating the squids. The first player who eats three squids loses the game.
Panic at the Tea Party was made by:
Group 2 – Knights: A Quest for Magic
Knights: A quest for magic is a digital version of a classic board game for up to four players. With turn based mechanics the players advance forward by rolling the dice. The players can also collect spells along the path by landing on certain platforms marked with Fire, Ice or Curse. Each turn a player can then choose to cast a spell at himself or at his competitors, this to slow the other players down while running ahead to get to the goal.
Knights: A Quest for Magic was made by:
Group 3 – Canyon Balls
Canyon Balls is an 2-4 player action game of pong. Set in a cartoon western theme, the goal is to be the last survivor in an fierce battle between sheriffs, Indians, bandidos and miners. Features unlimited fun, a train, and explosions.
Canyon Balls was made by:
Group 4 – Lucky Hunter
Lucky Hunter uses a ‘Push your luck’-kind of mechanic, with a high reliance on chance. Think of it as a mash-up between Black Jack and Russian Roulette due to its competitive elements. The players take turn shooting at bushes, scoring points if they hit an animal, or losing points if they hit a cannibal.
Lucky Hunter was made by:
Group 5 – Battleships: Galaxy
This 2-player strategy game derived from the timeless boardgame classic; ‘Battleships’, will have you biting your nails in excitement!
Battleships: Galaxy was made by:
Group 6 – Hexagon Space Race
Hexagon Space Race is a two player board game where you race your opponent to get to the crystal on the other side. Moving to higher or lower platforms will cost you more movement, however you will be able to change the terrain to get there faster or to hinder your opponents progress.
Hexagon Space Race was made by:
Have a look at screenshots from all of the games below: