FIEA To Debut 5 New Student Games Aug. 7

U0GDVbnuXFhiOL4YY5NOSP5qQSNzHqzLKcXKnB0aW3QThe Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), a graduate video game development program at the University of Central Florida, will be demoing five new student games at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public and will also be live-streamed at this link.

The student games represent the culmination of more than six months of work by five teams of 10-20 students apiece and function as a student’s master’s thesis. This will be the first time the games will be publicly presented in their completed states.

The games being demoed are “Totem,” “Lanterns,” “Mall Cop,” “Junkers” (poster pictured above) and “Life Unfolds.” “Totem” lets you fight as a powerful shaman and use your magical powers to destroy the enemy totem. “Lanterns” is an adventure game where five knights must rescue a world covered in darkness using the last remaining remnants of light. “Mall Cop” is a party game where four sneaky shoplifters attempt to steal everything before the bumbling mall cop catches them. “Junkers” is a digital card game where you build up your rusty robots with equipment and power-ups to beat the bolts out of your rivals. “Life Unfolds” is a simulation game about growing up and learning skills from loved ones.

Faculty, staff and students from FIEA will be available to comment on any of the projects. Artwork is also available here and upon request.

UCF’s Center For Emerging Media is located at 500 West Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801. For more information visit www.fiea.ucf.edu.

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Contacts:

Todd Deery, FIEA Communication and Admission Director, 407-235-3582, tdeery@fiea.ucf.edu

The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy offers an immersive, project-based education that best prepares students to succeed in the film, new media and videogame industries. It is an accredited graduate program with faculty from Microsoft, EA, Take 2, Sony and Disney. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 it was named one of the top 5 graduate game-development programs in North America by thePrinceton Review.

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