The department of Game Design at Uppsala University, campus Gotland
Student projects are added irregularly and in no particular order. These are projects stretching back to 2002, from students in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd year and using vastly different tech. Thus; we recommend you use the tag cloud to the right to filter the projects you’re interested in!
Deep Ocean is a Myst-like adventure game, featuring a very atmospheric 2D style and a thrilling narrative.
The story centres around a deep sea diver, stranded on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. You must guide him safely back to the surface, using the onboard comlink. Following along through the divers camera, you’ll both be making a disturbing exploration of the seabed…
Introduction to game development is a course in production methodology taken by all GAME-students in their first semester. That’s 85 freshly green artists and programmers, all producing a game within a few weeks. Since 2006 we’re utilizing SCRUM and using Torque Game Builder for quick production, and fence students into the space shooter genre to avoid spending too much time on R&D. Despite these severe limitation (or perhaps, thanks to?) the students consistently manage to surprise us with their creative exploration of the problem space.
DrinkS is a bartender simulator for the Nintendo DS. Mix, shake and stir your way through the city nightlife – as you work your way from decrepit biker bars to ever fancier pubs and classy nightclubs.
Awards: DrinkS won “People’s Choice” at Future Play 2007 in Toronto.
Game Design: Marcus Ingvarsson
Programmers: Håkan Mattsson, Andreas Svensson, Jonas Rogert
Graphics: Jonatan Österberg, Povel Gulin, Monica Kreitz, Erik Ökvist
Sound: Johan Skoglund
BLOmma is four player arcade game, heavily inspired by Pong and Breakout. You score by smashing the ball into into the bump bar guarded by either one of your (up to) three opponents.
Unlike Breakout and Pong BLOmma allows you to move your paddle over the entire game area, and even rotate it (this is why there’s two joysticks per player)! Obstacles spawn in the center of the playing field, which allow you to bounce the ball, catch powerups and set off chain reactions.