Posted tagged ‘student project’

A longer look at Blue Works' FORCE

July 2, 2010

A short while back we covered a student project in Taiwan that set out to recreate an experience similar to Atari’s Warlords, but with modern graphics and a few changes to the formula. At the time we only had a brief teaser look at the game but now they have produced a much longer video which shows the game in action, both from a direct feed as well as some footage of it being played at SOGO, an expo that took place in Taiwan in May.

As a big fan of Warlords and games like it, I would love to see this picked up by one of the arcade manufacturers in Taiwan so it can get a wider release. I would change a couple of things if it were me – namely a scoring system and an explosion effect to occur when a player is destroyed. Otherwise it looks like great multiplayer fun.

[Blue Works Website]

A longer look at Blue Works’ FORCE

July 2, 2010

A short while back we covered a student project in Taiwan that set out to recreate an experience similar to Atari’s Warlords, but with modern graphics and a few changes to the formula. At the time we only had a brief teaser look at the game but now they have produced a much longer video which shows the game in action, both from a direct feed as well as some footage of it being played at SOGO, an expo that took place in Taiwan in May.

As a big fan of Warlords and games like it, I would love to see this picked up by one of the arcade manufacturers in Taiwan so it can get a wider release. I would change a couple of things if it were me – namely a scoring system and an explosion effect to occur when a player is destroyed. Otherwise it looks like great multiplayer fun.

[Blue Works Website]

Defend Earth Arcade Shooter Project

December 21, 2007

Here is a video of some college students that made their own arcade game! Everything was built from scratch including the game circuit (so no PC hardware) – almost like it was an arcade game of the early 80’s. The graphics certainly look that part but I don’t think that the purpose of the project was to make a game with photorealistic graphics. Either way this took more effort than all of those flash based games which call themselves arcade games. I think it is a cool project and who knows, maybe some of these guys will go on to make some more advanced games for todays market. Video posted by youtube user hyakimoshuken

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