A robot sheriff and big hat wizards are among the characters who will visit the University of Central Florida as part of an on-campus video game playtest by UCF graduate students. Four student teams from UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) will be seeking public input on their latest in-progress video
The playtest will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 13, 2018 in the Tech Commons building on UCF’s main campus. The students will be on UCF’s concourse recruiting players the day of the playtest and the event is free and open to the public.
These games serve as the students’ capstone projects for the FIEA program, which was ranked the #3 graduate video game development program this year by the Princeton Review. The public will have a chance to play the games, meet the developers and shape the games with their feedback. The games will be finished on August 3, 2018.
The games being tested are “Hyper Vital,” “High Hat Havoc,” “Long Arm of the Law” and “Liminal.” “Hyper Vital” is a sci-fi emergent survival game and in “High Hat Havoc” you play as a mischievous imp in a world of the Big Hat Wizards. In “Long Arm of the Law” you dispense frontier justice as a robot sheriff and “Liminal” is a mind-bending puzzle game where your perspective changes every time you walk through a door.
For more information about the games or the playtest, please contact Danielle.Irwin@ucf.edu.
UCF’s main campus is located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816.