Programming, Team Stallion

Horsing Around

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Mid 2016, Team Stallion participated in the Gold Coast Game Jam hosted by AJ Abotomey at the Griffith University Campus on the Gold Coast. This challenge required us to create a game based around a single keyword; Puns. After much discussion, we settled on the idea to create Horsing Around, playing off the concept of own team name Team Stallion.

Horsing Around is a simple 2-4 player local multiplayer game in which players compete to see who is the High Horse. The objective is to mount the rooster and fellow horses to see who can get the highest before time runs out. Players take turns in climbing the stack while swinging their horses from their limbs as they make their way up to the top of tower of horses.

Overall it was a fun experience. Our approach to this game was different from our previous work in many ways, but our main focus was to create a game around a single mechanic, then build from there. Creating the game this way lead to positive feedback and allowed Team Stallion to leave the competition having won the People’s Choice Award.

Horsing Around can be downloaded from IndieDB for both Windows and Mac. An Xbox controller and at least one friend is recommended to play this game.

 

Additional Credits:

Nathan Jensen (Portfolio TBA)

Tylah Heil (Portfolio)

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Programming, Team Stallion

Star Suckers

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Team Stallion once again entered the “48 Hour Game Challenge” during 2015 to create the game Star Suckers. Utilising Unity’s 2D framework we were able to create a four player arena game. Of course, the challenge of the competition is to make a game based around 3 keywords. This year the keywords were; Swallow, Thief and Collapse.

In the four corners of the screen each player must maintain and prevent the collapse of their planetary system. In order to do this the player controls a starship which must harvest Hydrogen and Helium from the stars of neighbouring planetary systems. As more elements are taken from the stars; the smaller the orbit of the surrounding planets which eventually cause collapse of the star into a black hole, swallowing the planets.

Although this year Team Stallion didn’t quite take home the cup. We did have an amazing time during the creation of Star Suckers.

Additional Credits:

Nathan Jensen (Portfolio TBA)

Tylah Heil (Portfolio)

Michael Thompson (Portfolio TBA)

Tristan Edwards (Portfolio TBA)

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