University of California, Santa Cruz
2017 Sammy Showcase: Saturday, June 3 1–7P
Open Studios Exhibition: Friday, June 9 12–4P
ARTG 120: Prof. Robin Hunicke
Teaching Assistants: Matthew R.F. Balousek, Leland Dawson, Katie Green, April Grow, Pablo Rubio Vargas
CMPM 120: Prof. Nathan Altice
Teaching Assistants: Dylan Lederle-Ensign, Johnathan Pagnutti
Graders: Andrew Cousins, James Fey, Jolina Lam, Spenser Riebs, Kevin Vylet
Adrift is a narrative and mini-runner game that asks the player to explore their crew’s emotional turmoil and help resolve it to get through an unexpected and dangerous journey for the greater good.
The Aftermath is a narrative driven puzzle game representing the struggle of faceless heroes who help civilians caught in war.
Our game is an airline themed brawler drawing from several events in recent news which utilizes typical brawler tropes to create a wacky, satirical, and casually competitive experience.
Alien Invasion is a fast-paced top-down shooter in which the player takes the role of President Trump, fighting off hordes of alien invaders, which gives the player a chaotic and engaging experience.
Consentulip is a mobile game in which the player must encourage their budded flower to grow by conversing with the flower about consent and stimulating it through touch.
“The Core” is a stealth RPG which utilizes choices and turn based movement to paint the escape of our protagonist.
Day at the Bleach is a 2D endless runner game where you play as the PaintyPen Fish attempting to paint life back to the Great Barrier Reef.
The player belongs to a fantasy-esque village that has to watch as a new government leader, who is bent on taking rights away from the already disenfranchised of the country, systematically strips away basic human rights over a period of time.
“Detention” is a stealth-based side-scroller that places you, a child’s stuffed animal, in the bowels of a dystopian elementary school, where you must avoid giant, demonic school supplies to achieve an education while retaining your imagination.
A 2D side-scrolling fighter, Divided Airlines satires United Airlines and follows a doctor who is fighting his way to reclaim his seat.
Keep your post-hungry social media followers up to date on the slight inconveniences of your experience at the Fyre Festival in an absurd beat-em-up style obstacle avoider!
Flint is a top-down puzzle game where the player has to traverse through an underground water supply, fixing pipes and cleaning up waste before all the clean water is lost.
Footprints Is a game about spreading awareness for where we get our power and how we can switch from nonrenewable energy to fully renewable.
One man will break the law by sneaking out into the city, while dodging the police, and civilians, to make the world a better place to live in by redefining anarchism in his venture to take on the government.
It Might Be a Scam!! is a top-down stealth game designed to help its players defend against real life scams passively, by reminding or informing them of a good mindset to have, while they get to be a hero and help out innocent people.
Solve spatial logic puzzles to help kids with compatible and conflicting personalities resolve their differences in a fantasy adventure inspired by the fear caused by current events.
Last legs is a brutal action platformer that involves shooting enemies from the air with a gun-shoe.
A 3rd-person game set in an office where the player interacts with their co-workers to decide who to fire.
Life on Mars is a top down colony base building simulator where the player takes up the role of colony manager trying to build a thriving colony on the red planet.
Monumental Pain draws inspiration from the unique abandoned style of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and President Donald Trump’s executive order of reconsidering National U.S. monuments; the player must resist the impending sense of doom while protecting important monuments around the world from a magical advisor and his followers who believe the monuments to be oppressive landmarks of the past.
Set in the present day, Nuclear Tension is a political story driven game where tensions are high between the US, North Korea, China, and South Korea, and the decisions you make can either maintain a fragile peace or unleash nuclear war.
In Phoenix Equinox V, play as the legendary, powerful Phoenix of myth in order to shelter the innocent and deal justice in a world ravaged by the scourge that is mankind.
Riot Fighter is a 2D top down defense shooter where you must minimize the destructive effect of rioters to save your beloved city.
Rhinoceromance is a dating experience that tasks the player to find true love through self improvement before the day of their date in order to find true love and save your critically endangered species.
Players take on the role of a government employee tasked with selecting vetted and credible refugees to enter the sanctuary based on bare bone information.
Surrogate is meant to be a game that promotes player agency by protecting what seems to be the last living thing on a seemingly dead planet.
A game which thematically expresses the state of privacy and surveillance in our society through the use of 2nd person perspective.
Transplant takes players on a journey to escape a strange hospital after a questionable surgery in order to figure out what has happened to you.