Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tower Defense Update

Our game is going well, everything is right on or ahead of schedule. All of the powerups have been implemented, so we're working on putting in multiple levels, background art, and balancing the game to make sure it's fun to play. We recently made our first draft for the title screen-- nothing too fancy yet, but we're making progress. Without further ado, here are a few screenshots:As you can tell, we still haven't picked a final title. There are more important things to work on, though.

Here's the whole game. Looking good so far!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

RGB entered in Neoflash Competition

RGB DS was entered into the 2009 Neoflash Spring Coding Competition, where it will compete against 17 other DS games. Prizes will be given to the top 10 games, and we hope to win a DS flash cart for SGD to use for future DS development.
Check out the entry post here.

Since entering the competition, we've received a lot of feedback for RGB DS, which is a great thing! There are many complaints that the game is too hard, but they like the idea behind the game. It certainly gives us something to consider as we wrap up development.
Reviews will be coming in shortly (they're open to the public), and prizes will be sent out April 20th.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Skies of Fury: Progress Screenshots

SoF Content Manager Chris Hooe has submitted the following progress screenshots of Skies of Fury, a Spring 2009 SGD project.  The project is led by John Will and is currently on schedule for completion by May 2009.

Pics after the jump.


Welcome to the Student Game Developers Webpage!

Student Game Developers is a CIO at The University of Virginia. The group was established in 2006 by Brice Morrison and Scott Geiser. Having gone under several changes since its founding, the group continues to support the creation of several original video games each semester and provides industry resources and contacts for aspiring game developers at The University.

SGD is always looking for new talented contributors in all areas of video game development, including game design, game programming, 2D and 3D graphics and artwork, and music / sfx composition. If you are an active student at The University of Virginia and wish to contribute to our projects in any of these areas, please feel free to contact us via email by clicking here.

Current project directors, for content-publishing permissions on this webpage:

  1. Send an email to the current webmaster (found via UVa People Search) or the SGD email address listed above; be sure to detail who you are and for which project you are the director.
  2. The Webmaster will then send you the appropriate access information.

Due to Blogger restrictions, you must use a generic GMail account (and NOT your UVa GMail account) as a login for the webpage. Thus you will either use a generic GMail account that you own or set up a new one; either way, you should use your UVa GMail address as the contact address listed for the Blogger account you use to publish on this webpage.

-The Webmaster

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.