From gaming cafés to LAN parties and online meet-ups, everyone from kids to grown-ups have enjoyed the pleasures of video games. Of course, you can’t discount the role of consoles in this burgeoning love for all things gaming either.
From the heady days of 8-bit Segas playing the likes of Super Mario Bros, Spartan X, Contra, and Road Fighter to its more mature 16-bit brethren and the vibrant worlds of Mortal Kombat II, Sonic & Knuckles, The Legend of Zelda and Mega Man X. Then came the PlayStations and Xboxes of the world, and turned the world of gaming on its head.
A conversation about gaming is sure to spark up that light of excitement and nostalgia in the eyes of people across generations, in varying degrees of brightness and fond memories of the times spent in front of consoles. A whole lot of us still indulge in these good times today, and are looking to turn that love for pixel-based adventure into a viable career. And guess what? You can do just that. Our students of the Game and Mobile Software department having been working on their own games as part of their courses and have created everything from absorbing side-scrollers that pay homage to the ethos of those 8-bit and 16-bit eras of classic gaming, to immersive 3D creations dripping with cutting-edge technology.
Here’s a quick look at 5 amazing (and downloadable) games that young game developers at Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism have created.
By the gamers, for the gamers – our students build their own video games
This game is excitement, intellectual challenges and scary creatures rolled into one. A maze-based game that requires the player to guide the game’s protagonist to a buried treasure, the addition of traps and fierce animals has turned the challenging yet fairly mellow concept of maze puzzles into an absolute nail-biter.
You can download and play first level prototype of this game here:
If the name didn’t tip you off, Sinister is a walk on the dark side. A side scroll game built around the horror genre, Alex, the lead character finds a dark apparition moving around his home. On chasing and confronting it, he discovers that it is in fact his own shadow. So what’s it doing roaming around like that? The game’s eclectic mix of intrigue, macabre, and plot twists are a winning combination.
Download and play the game here:
In this ‘kill or be killed’ world, players need to use quick reflexes and some elemental assistance to defeat a bevy of baddies on an isometric 3D landscape set in the heavens. The use of Isometric projection gives Chronical of Skyland a fresh perspective and adds to the game’s urgent, hack-and-slash game play.
Download and play the first level prototype of the game here:
Those of the bespectacled way of life will know the chaos that comes with finding your glasses. Well, Exe takes that everyday quandary and turns it into a series of escapades. In what can only be described as Mario meets Steampunk, the action-packed side-scroller sees the hero chasing his glasses across a series of dexterity-challenging levels.
You can download Exe here:
Drawing inspiration from the wildly popular Bioshock series, Deploy is a 3D first-person shooter set in the 80s. The old-school motif with stairwells and dark corridors, and the hair-trigger thrill of suspense draws you in and keeps you on edge.
Click here to get a taste of this stellar game:
Download these games to experience the thrill!
These five distinct creations from our students are but a small taste of what you can achieve if you decide to dive head-first into the action, adventure, drama, challenges, and all-round fun of game development.
Head over to our Department of Game and Mobile Software Development page to explore our courses and find out more about how you can turn your passion into your career.