Wizards with control over space & time and dancers with powers to harmonize with the world highlight games at UCF on Aug. 2
Whether you want to navigate treacherous fantasy platforms or rescue your tribe of settlers from their untimeley deaths, you can do it at UCF. On August 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. students debut four new video games at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, UCF’s graduate video game development program. The presentations will be held at the Communication and Media Building, located in downtown Orlando on the site of the future UCF Downtown Campus.
The games being debuted are “Drift Light,” “Snowfall Village,” “In Harmony” and “Malediction.” “Drift Light” is a gravity-defying fantasy platforming game and in “Snowfall Village” you can immerse yourself among settlers braving the frigid wilds. “In Harmony” you discover the power to harmonize with the world and in “Malediction” you are a wizard with the power to control space and time.
This will be the first time the public will see the completed projects, which the students have been working on for seven months as their master’s thesis. FIEA offers a 16-month master’s degree in interactive entertainment and has been named a top 5 graduate game development program in the world by the Princeton Review for 10 years running.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff and students will be available to comment on any of the projects. The final presentation will be livestreamed at FIEA’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/ucffiea.
UCF’s Communication and Media Building is located at 500 West Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801. Because construction for UCF Downtown is ongoing, guests are encouraged to visit FIEA’s directions page for parking instructions at https://fiea.ucf.edu/home/directions/.
Jackie Gomez, 407-235-3575, Jackie.Gomez@ucf.edu