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.
Darkest Escape is a game played entirely without visual feedback. With surround sound headphones the player is tasked with navigating the complete darkness of a powerless space station, trying to find out what has gone wrong and how to fix it before they run out of oxygen. … as it turns out, they might not be alone in the dark.
The astronaut is wearing an EVA suit with thrusters, which the player control via joysticks built into the arm rest of the arcade.
Daniel Johansson, Producer
Björn Berggren, Lead Programmer
Simon Kappel, Game Designer
Albertina Sparrhult, Visual Packaging / Design
Peter Sjödin, Research
Andreas Malmberg, Programmer
Jakob Tanentsapf, Sound Programmer
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.