The department of Game Design at Uppsala University, campus Gotland
Category: Arcade games
Arcades and theme park games. The arcades are the first big game project, and thus games in this category are primarily built and developed by first year students. We recommend you use the tag cloud to the right to filter the student work.
Head Banger is an arcade game produced by first year students for the Gotland Game Convention 2006. It was awarded first prize and the team (and their game) got to tour Sweden; participating in Spelfest 06 and the Swedish Game Awards 2007.
The challenge is to head-bang to the beat and playing air-guitar to the sounds of a rock video. The game can be played alone or in a showdown with a friend and features bands like Refused, Morgana Lefay and The Haunted.
The cabinet had smoke machines, wireless controllers and even (in version 2) a camera recording the players and offering to print a poster of the raging rock gods after the game!
… and beer holders. These guys sure thought of everything. 🙂
Some of the people from Team Ninja went on to create Databox Games in 2008.
This post is back-dated and was published 2018-02-17.
Revive was a graduation exhibition of student games, hosted in the former ICA warehouse in Visby harbor on May 16-18 2002. The building was demolished in early 2005 and in its place were built a congress hall – Wisby Strand & Congress – where we have hosted the annual Gotland Game Conferencesince 2008.
Unfortunately most details about Revive has been lost to time. If you were there or have pictures or other documentation about it – we would love to hear from you!