Players Invited to Test Newest Student-Designed Video Games

Players Invited to Test Newest Student-Designed Video Games

There’s a new robot sheriff in town – along with some other miscellaneous video characters that are all part of a public playtest Wednesday of games designed by UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy students.

Four games will be set up by student teams for input by volunteer players as they test the development quality. The players will have an opportunity to meet the developers and shape the games with their feedback.

The playtest will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 in the Tech Commons building on the main campus. The free event is open to the public.

The games to be tested are:

Long Arm of the Law, in which frontier justice is dispensed by a robot sheriff.

Liminal, a mind-bending puzzle game where your perspective changes every time you walk through a door.

Hyper Vital, a sci-fi survival game.

High Hat Havoc, in which an imp creates mischief in a world of the Big Hat Wizards.

The games are the FIEA students’ capstone projects and are scheduled to be completed this summer.

FIEA, which was ranked the No. 3 graduate video game development program this year by the Princeton Review, offers an accredited master’s degree in interactive entertainment. Areas of study include game design, development, art, programming and production.