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2004 IGF Student Showcase Entrants
Action Digipen
It's a fight for survival against deadly zombies.
 
Ant Attack University of Hull
Oh no! Here they come, get them! In this fast paced, quirky action game, drive your remote controlled 4WD buggy and toast the ants before they clear out the kitchen. Use your trusty flame thrower, grenades or just run'em down to exterminate with extreme prejudice.
 
Audio Ascent DigiPen Institute of Technology
"The game with the best music ever." Use your own music library to play in a completely dynamic, music driven game environment.
 
Bat-tle Georgia Institute of Technology
Bat-tle is a multiplayer beat 'em up, where cartoon style characters are faced against eachother in a match to the death... with only a bat in hand.
 
BetaWars University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Betawars is a turn-based online game in which players collect and trade units to customize armies for strategic battles ala skirmish level table-top war games. Games are between 2-4 players with upto 20 units per army.
 
Blitz-Zahn DigiPen Institute of Technology
Blitz-Zahn is a third-person 3D action game. Utilizing an innovative combo-based melee system, players punch and kick their way to gain more powerful attacks and experience. Blitz-Zahn features special effects, purchasable moves, an automated camera, and a full-featured menu system.
 
Bontăgo DigiPen Institute of Technology
Bontăgo stretches the limits of strategy gaming by providing an innovative experience that will challenge even the most seasoned gamers. Construct towers to expand influence and control an ever changing playing field.
 
Boxen 2 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Boxen 2 is an innovative puzzle game. To play, one must carefully combine small boxes into larger ones. Depending on the colors used, the large boxes explode and clear other large boxes. Boxen 2 uses the same set of rules to create four different games, BoxenPuzzle, BoxenBattle, BoxenMonster, and BoxenBall.
 
Chaos Chronicle University of Southern Mississippi
Chaos Chronicle is a multiplayer game with two perspectives. One or more players control heroes, exploring a vast continent in 3d, trying to complete a random quest. The other side places two players as gods, one benevolent, one malevolent, trying to help or hinder the adventurers through miracles or trickery.
 
Clonexx Utah State University
Clonexx is a remake of the turn-based strategy game commonly known as Ataxx or Spot. It features TCP/IP Internet play via a dedicated server application, strong AI, and a player rating system. It was developed by a team of computer science graduate students at Utah State University.
 
cquest Carleton University
It is every child’s dream… driving a kart in a vast maze of tunnels. Take control of the wheel and swerve your way around pedestrians while completing a variety of missions. Feel the pressure of the clock as the time to complete missions slowly ticks away. Just remember not to drive too reckless under the stress, because your kart takes damage and repairs will cost you more time!
 
Dark Archon 2 University of Utah
A unique cross between an RTS and a shooter that provides action, adventure, and the opportunity to explore a huge new galaxy and meet a variety of new races out of whom you must choose allies, which also determines your enemies.
 
Dereistic Colorado State University
A horror-themed hotseat turn-based strategy game where one person plays as a monster and another person plays as 4 humans. Noise and line-of-sight play a major role.
 
Dream Warrior University of Georgia
Dream Warrior is an action platform game that uses the Macromedia Shockwave engine. The
 
Drop Drop [resubmission of 10-31-2003 submission] DigiPen Institute of Technology
Welcome to Drop Drop, where you are a skydiver competing against your peers in the latest extreme sport- cage diving. Dive from a plane and climb into the arena cage that is plunging toward earth! Compete against your friends in 10 game modes for total victory!
 
Eternal Magic University of Waterloo
A console-style RPG with an original battle system based entirely on magic.
 
Fatal Traction Full Sail Real World Education
Take control of a heavily-armed off-road instrument of destruction, but remember to grab your seat, 'cause youre wheels won't be on the ground for long! Fatal Traction contains high-octane off-road vehicular combat action unlike anything you've ever experienced!
 
Fight Zone Digipen Institute of Technology
Fight Zone is a 3D, arena based, first person shooter in which players take control of gladiators fighting in a death match setting. At the beginning of each match, the player can distribute points into different abilities, weapons and armor. As parts of the players’ armor are destroyed, they lose the associated abilities.
 
Final Fish Alberta College of Art and Design
Final fish is a flash game where a number of people can take control of a piranha. In controlling this fish, you can ask it to eat, attack, and talk. The fish will learn and remember the actions and then do those actions on it’s own.
 
Forest: Online Multiplayer Mayhem Michigan State University
Forest is an online multiplayer game placing you in the role of any of three forest creatures in a vast virtual landscape. Talk with others, challenge another forest creature to fight, make enemies, friends, or simply collect the items you find in the forest.
 
Foundations of Fate Stevens Institute Of Technology
An RPG about a 17 year old boy, named Laius, who is thrown into a parallel world along with a handful of his friends to complete a task in order to save it from its own existence.
 
Gibrin Cogswell Polytechnical College
Gibrin is a point and click adventure in the vein of Monkey Island. It plots the exploits of Gibrin. A loveable green alien that crash-lands on a strange alien world. The player guides Gibrin through the world helping him retrieve his lost space ship pieces.
 
Going Commando Fullsail
Going commando is and action game played with an overhead or the 3rd person view. Destroy marked objectives and rack up points by killing people and taking their underwear. You get 2 weapon slots and you can combine the 2 weapons to produce a unique weapon.
 
Growbot Georgia Institude of Technology
Growbot is an innovative action-puzzle game. A harvesting robot (growbot) lives on a floating island where plants fall from the sky and onto the island. The gamer can methodically arrange these plants for a short period of time, allowing the growbot to harvest them for points.
 
Herzog Drei University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
A fast-paced mix of 1st-person action and RTS. Get involved as a commander as you direct your strategy or take part in battles as a soldier!
 
Hexvex Linköpings universitet
Hexvex is a classic puzzle game but with a new, unique gameplay. Put and move bricks around the playfield made of hexagonal cells. Try to form patterns to remove all the bricks, while taking into account all the special bricks and cells!
 
Hey Don't Tip The Waiter Cogswell Polytechnical College
A 1940's swinging good time, as you, Tipp The Waiter, try not to break plates as you make your way into the waiter hall of fame. This game brings a new idea to the traditional stacker featuring reticulated rigid body physics, realtime film grain, and a slew of funtastic times.
 
Hyperbol University of California, Irvine
Hyperbol is a fast-paced action-strategy game designed for multiplayer combat in a simple environment. Each player starts at a launch pad and views an arena from a top-down perspective. The objective to eliminate all opponents by “throwing” projectiles towards them that can apply direct damage in order to destroy an opponent or may be used to enforce strategy.
 
Ice Wars DigiPen Institute of Technology
Penguins, Seals, and Polar Bears take mind-boggling heavy weaponry into a crazy, comedic, no-holds-barred turf war on frigid "Ice Island". Ice Wars emphasizes comedic battles, in the tradition of Warner Brothers and Looney Tunes. The action takes place in a 2D side-scrolling world featuring lush, wintry graphics and endearing, militaristic, bazooka-toting animals.
 
Inopia Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Master's Degree in Video Game Creation
Inopia is an adventure game where you are "Garred" a citizen who lives in a strange place managed by a crazy super-computer. You are just assigned to a new level of the complex and you have to find a way to survive here.
 
Intrepid Alief Taylor High School
Intrepid is a third-person action platformer that hearkens back to the days of Blaster Master and Megaman on the NES. The goal of the gameplay is to best emulate, in a 3D setting, the action-packed essence of 8-bit platformers.
 
Kube Kombat Georgia Institute of Technology
Kube Kombat is a competitive puzzle fighting game. Destroy your opponent by performing monster combos! Kube Kombat takes color matching puzzle games to a new level with the introduction of lifebars: each deadly block attack reduces your opponent's life bar until the last player standing becomes the ultimate champion.
 
Liege Full Sail Real World Education
Fight your way through unlimited battle fields in an effort to bring peace to your lands. The entire land has been engulfed in a dark time by the Black Death but it is time for triumph. Only you can lead your way to victory by eliminating your enemies in Liege.
 
Mega Monkey Mayhem Rochester Institute of Technology
Mega Monkey Mayhem is a fast-paced monkey bomb battle. Scour the battlefield for powerups to improve your monkey's abilities and arsenal. Attack other players by throwing bombs. Use the terrain to your advantage to strike at enemies below. But watch out for contagious jungle viruses that make your monkey sick!
 
N2 Georgia Institute of Technology
Innovative "new-school" arcade shooter. Top down fast action shooter with some innovative twists, notably: 16-player networked multiplayer, dual analog input, and high tech 3D graphics. A cross between Ikaruga and Spy hunter made multi-player.
 
Nix Digipen Institute of Technology
3D combat racer that combines realistic physics with the frenetic gameplay of Mario Kart 64 and the darker atmosphere of Twisted Metal Black.
 
Phage Georgia Institute of Technology
Doctor, hurry! Your patient has contracted a rare virus! His immune system doesn't recognize the virus, so an experimental procedure must be used. You must pilot a nanotech camera through his bloodstream, helping the white blood cells destroy the virus before it destroys him.
 
Pigs Away! Michigan State University
Farmer bob has to move his pigs to their new home up in the hills, and the quickest way to do so is by launching them out of a cannon. It's your duty to control the pig in mid-air and land safely in the back of Farmer Bob's truck. However, hit the powerlines or brick wall on your way, and it's goodbye pig.
 
Probed Full Sail Real World Education
3rd-Person Stealth Redneck Probing Action. You play as an alien spending his vaction on Earth abducting rednecks and mutilating cattle. Stealth plays a big part of the game, as being spotted by any humans will result in your travel visas being revoked and being sent back to your home planet.
 
Prototype Full Sail
Prototype is a lightning-fast, third-person tank combat game with addictive, intense game-play. As the pilot of the latest military hover tank, you alone must defend the planet from invading alien forces.
 
Purgatory Full Sail
The inhabitants of Nosharak lived in peace, until one fateful day when the sky turned black with invading drop ships. Their world was destroyed. Now, the inhabitants are trapped in time and tormented by fate. Redemption awaits in purgatory.
 
Pylon Georgia Institute of Technology
Pylon is a 2D strategy combat game that is played over a network. Players control upgradeable drill-tanks that move about the board, fighting over energy-generating pylons to provide them with the energy they need to drill through the ground and destroy the other player’s base.
 
Ricochet Iowa State University
Ricochet is a 3D OpenGL version of Breakout/Brickles/Arkanoid. It allows you to get various powerups (missiles, extra balls, multiball, point bonuses, nukes...) and hazards (fog, gravity, miniball) throughout the game.
 
RS-6 DigiPen Institute of Technology
RS-6 is an arcade-style vertical shooter for the PC where you blast your way through a barrage of enemies to stop an evil emperor from world domination.
 
Scrapped DigiPen Institute of Technology
Scrapped is a fast-paced, side-scrolling platformer modeled after popular first person shooter games. The player controls one of five unique robots, each with their own special ability, including: cloaking, inverting gravity, and using a grappling hook. While there are three single-player gameplay modes, the emphasis is on the five multiplayer modes, including: Capture-the-Gear, Deathmatch, and Last Robot Standing.
 
SkyShooterII Cornell University
A top-down shoot-em-up with a rotatable turret controlled by the mouse. The player switches between different weapons, ranging from bolt cannons to flame throwers.
 
Solterra Cogswell College
Solterra is a 3d on-rail shooter. Maneuver your Personal Offensive Device through breath-taking worlds defeating enemies and completing objectives.
 
Super Final Brawl Turbo Carl Hayden Community High School
You are Hiro R. Yuu a punk who is determined to mess up the skins around you but watch out for the poses too. You have a killer 4 hit combo at your disposal but look out for some of the sick attacks your competion has and don't forget to look everywhere for those damn skins.
 
The Cassini Division Georgia Institute of Technology
The game is a three-dimensional competitive multiplayer battle experience set in the rings of Saturn. Players utilize (mostly) known technology to tackle quasi-realistic space physics and defeat their opponents.
 
The Fabulous Adventures of MC Walker Sint-Lukas Brussels
An abstract, socially engaged, walking game, where walking is playing, and playing is music. Interaction equals information, as you walk the walk and mix the music.
 
The Omega Initiative Full Sail Real World Education
A fast action, old school, commie busting arcade style shooter! Take control of an elite group of commandoes defeating the red menace and saving the world from nuclear destruction.
 
The Ultimate IGF Submission University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Have you ever wanted to be a game developer but just don't have the time? Then try the Ultimate IGF Submission! In it, you'll need to manage your teams, buy equipment and brave a dungeon to stop an evil game development tool from being unleashed upon the world.
 
Toybox University of Oklahoma
Toybox is more of a playground than a single game. Play with many different building blocks, which can be combined to result in a variety of 3D gametypes. For example, 3D versions of games like Packman, Sokoban, and the snake game can be played.
 
Treefort Wars Iowa State University
Break out the squirt guns, go find some water-balloons, and leave the garden hose in the garage you cheater! Treefort Wars is the ultimate strategic backyard water fight raged between neighborhood kids. Starting with a posse of pals and left over allowance you must construct a treefort and defend your turf by pelting your opponents with as much watery weaponry as possible.
 
Xazzon Royal Institute Of Technology, Stockholm
Xazzon is a 3D adaptation of the arcade classic Zaxxon. The player shoots her way through varied environments, with an assortment of monsters and pickups. The game features stunning 3D graphics, surround sound and addictive gameplay.
 
XRA: xtreme racing action University of Ottawa, Université du Québec en Outaouais
XRA is an action racing game in which contenders can choose to beat their opponents with skillful driving or by shooting them down. Players compete on 7 different worlds, each with their own attributes. Are you ready?
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
     
 
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