This is something that’s been in the current build for a little while now but I thought I’d make a full post here since, well, I’ve been a bit neglectful in regards to posting updates / features about CanaFez on this site.
Plus it’s a good excuse as any to post some new pictures of the game. LOOK AT THESE PICTURES OF MY VIDEO GAME!
Recently I did a bit of volunteer work for the Virtual Reality World Congress and being surrounded by so much amazing VR tech and games got me thinking; Has anyone tried making a game with a retro graphics aesthetic in VR?
It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a personal project outside of a game jam or university project, so I thought it high time to jump back into game development once again and try my hand at a new project…
CanaFez is a blend between the excellent rooftop runner Canabalt and the world rotation mechanics from Fez. This project is currently in its pre-alpha/prototype stage so a lot of stuff is susceptible to change but what is confirmed is that the game will feature a procedurally generated city with various goals / upgrades scattered about the environment to encourage exploration.
It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on any personal projects and even longer since developing a game independently, so at the start of October I entered GBJam, a Game Boy themed game jam. For this jam, participants had 10 days (October 1st – 10th) to a develop a game of any genre using only 4 colours at a resolution of 160×144.
Following our success with Type Fighter, we were approached by our University to develop a number of additional arcade games for a week of cyber security awareness (organised by UWE’s IT department).
Towards the end of development I took the initiative to create a website to help publicise the games we created under the name Big Goose Games. I also created a number of video trailers and press packages for our three games.
Visit BigGoo.se to see this website and find links to download the games we developed!
Type Fighter is a jam game created by myself and a few friends over the period of a week, intended to be a fun little project for us to work on now that our final university year has concluded.