Farming robots? Mythological characters Orpheus and Eurydice? Sword fighting soldiers? They will all gathered on August 4th as Cohort 13 students debuted four new vide games at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, UCF’s graduate video game development program. The presentations were held at UCF’s Center For Emerging Media, located in downtown Orlando on the site of the future UCF Downtown Campus.
The games shown were “Hollowed,” “The Draft,” “Master Key” and “The Logician.” “The Draft” is a virtual reality game where you play as a soldier in a gladiator sport. “Logician” is a farming game with robots that aims to inspire an interest in programming. In “Master Key” players use a tether gun and wall running to escape an alien planet. In “Hollowed,” based loosely on the ancient tale of doomed lovers “Orpheus and Eurydice,” players solve physical puzzles in the underworld using cooperation between two characters they control.
This was the first time the public saw the completed projects, which the students have been working on for seven months as their master’s thesis. The final presentation were livestreamed at FIEA’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/ucffiea, available via the link below.