Welcome! Our course is an introductory course in video game design and production. We will focus on both the design and technical aspects of creating a game, from concept inception and prototyping through coding and playtesting. This course practices what it preaches with students earning experience points (XP) throughout the semester as opposed to letter grades on assignments. Students must complete a variety of quests (assignments) in order to level up to the point they can pass the course.

Each semester, our game design courses hold their Game Expo, where other students and members of the community can come and play the games and vote for their favorites. On this page, you can download each of those games!

2015 Game Expo

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Spring 2015 Games

CS 4730 Games - Build in C# using MonoGame


Be Kind, Please
Game of Show Runner-Up 2015

Fast-forward, rewind, and pause to get through this puzzle platformer.

Built by: Dylan Hellems, Quentin Moore, Lan Pham, and Jillian Wen

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BeKindPlease

Charge

Charge

An endless runner where charged walls both chase you and are in front of you!

Built by: Sam Leonard, Dan O'Connor, Adam Rosenberg, and Thomas Sparks

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Escape

Gather the packages and make it back to your getaway car!

Built by: Bethany Connor, Evan Harding, Jarred Higgs, and Casey Huang

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Escape

Escape

Escape

Escape from a dungeon where your are slowly going insane!

Built by: Andy Barron, Justin Dao, Jonathan Kim, and Li-Chang Wang

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Leave Me Alone

Live the life of the final boss, trying to keep the adventurers out!

Built by: Christopher Burkhalter, Kyle O'Donnell, and Mitchell Smith

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LeaveMeAlone

ALittleDream

A Little Dream
Game of Show Winner 2015

Where the light shines, the world changes...

Built by: Nicholas Grigorian, Craig Hunter, Xavier Palathingal, and Tara Tritt

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LUCiD

Can you use the light to find your way out?

Built by: Yujin Cho, Dongyon Hong, Joshua Southward, and Jin Song

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LUCiD

MageRunner

MageRunner

Flip gravity to change the world around you. (Mac only)

Built by: Richard Knoll, Will Schneider, and Vikram Bhasin

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Mowing for Cookies

Mow the lawn to earn cookies from Grandma, but watch out for gnomes!

Built by: Faye Huynh, Jeremy King, Jacqueline Tran, and Alice Zhang

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MowingForCookies

DotWars

Dot Wars

Capture sheep. Buy guns. Knock down the opposing fort.

Built by: Wil Geyer, Scott Mallory, and Kyle Thornburgh

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Galactic Golf

Golf... in space!

Built by: Chase Anderson, Cameron Peters, and Tianqi Wang

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GalacticGolf

MidnightSnack

Midnight Snack

A vampire out for blood on a moonlit night.

Built by: RockBeom Kim, Nick Kraynack, Ryan Rieger, and Dan Truong

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Negative One

Move between alternate realities to make your way through this platformer.

Built by: Jacob Baldwin, Connor Belanger, Sean Kim, and Krystal Xu

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NegativeOne

LittleRedRobinHood

Little Red Robin Hood

Use your skills to shackle enemies together to make new platforms to jump on.

Built by: Stephen Boris, Karen Johnson, Minh Nguyen, and Peter Shao

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Trench Run

Send your troops across the battlefield to win the day!

Built by: David Amin, Nicholas Lytle, and Eric Rhodes

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TrenchRun

TwoShips

Two Ships vs. Everything
People's Choice Award Winner 2015

A cooperative shoot-em-up where ships can absorb the bullets of the same color as their ship.

Built by: Kevin Chan, Parker Hopkins, Matt Jakes, and Zachary Verham

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Games from CS 2501 - Built using Python, PyGame, and Gamebox

Note: The games here are built using a custom library called Gamebox. To setup this environment on Windows (Mac not supported), please follow these steps:
  1. Download Python 3 (32-bit edition) and install - https://www.python.org/downloads/
  2. Download PyGame and install - http://pygame.org/ftp/pygame-1.9.2a0.win32-py3.2.msi
  3. Unzip the downloaded game and run the game's main .py file (typically the name of the game) from the console with "python name_of_game_goes_here.py"
If you have questions about running these games, please contact Prof. Sherriff at sherriff@virginia.edu.

Beyond the Walls
People's Choice Award Winner 2015

A game about addiction.

Built by: Wendi Chen, Jerry Fiala, Holt Harvey, and Constance Tan

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BeyondTheWalls

Infection

Infection

Save your child as you make your way through an infected landscape.

Built by: Rasheeq Ahmed, Rohan Basu, Rafat Khan, and Willy Sherrerd-Smith

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Crazy Capitalist

Take your meds to keep from going crazy!

Built by: Julia Glatz, Zach Talbot, Kristopher Thomas, and Rachel Wiltshire

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CrazyCapitalist

Nona's Kitchen

Nona's Kitchen

How well can you keep up with your customers at your pizza shop?

Built by: Matt Blank, Sheryl Greene, Allie Kerstein, and Troy Singer

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Trouble from the Bubble

Balance four aspects of your personality in this endless runner.

Built by: Wayne Murray, Brianna Bagalkotkar, Michael Cokingtin, and Sydney Pettiford

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TroubleFromTheBubble

TrumanSimulator

Truman Simulator

What decisions would you make as President?

Built by: Leo Choi, Varun Kavuru, Oliver Lopez-Gomez, and Austin Palmore

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Wage Against the Machine
Game of Show Winner 2015

Live the life of a single mother on a limited income.

Built by: Aaron Bentley, Oliver Goodridge, Caitlin Levine, and Alexis Sneed

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WageAgainstTheMachine

Spring 2014 Games


Bunny and Clyde
Judges' Choice Award 2014

A bunny and turtle, working together to find a way out!

Built by: Mason Perler, Anna Greene, Kristina Blokhin, Casey Silver, and Erik Lopez

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Bunny And Clyde

Puddle

Puddle
People's Choice Award 2014

A puzzle-platformer where water is your ally.

Built by: Trevor Barnard, Robert Liebowitz, Gift Sinthong, Jacob Rosenberg, and Alan Hua

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Hide Out
Honorable Mention 2014

How long can you last before they catch you?

Built by: Kang Guo, Ryan Bates, Sydney Huppert, Zhengyu Li, and Kevin Edelmann

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Hide Out

Kingdom Rising

Kingdom Rising
Honorable Mention 2014

Two kingdoms vie for control of the map... who will expand fastest?

Built by: Andrew Kouri, Hubert Chen, Sam Ogbe, Brian Weaver, and Chris Grochmal

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Capital Strategy

Move your army on the field of battle in a two-player fantasy game.

Built by: Victor Nguyen, Daniel Katona, Kevin Whelan, Cameron Will, and Schuyler Wong

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Capital Strategy

Downpour

Downpour

Collect the parts needed to create a fire... because the rain will kill you.

Built by: Brian Uosseph, David Bertoglio, Brian McMillan, Rollin Guernsey, and Lydia Lichlyter

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FRED

One wants to escape the maze... while the other continually builds it.

Built by: James Workman, Raymond Tang, Jamal Washington, Kevin Yoon, and Sam Knox

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FRED

In Foxholes

In Foxholes

Travel back to World War I and survive in trench warfare.

Built by: Saul Brodsky, Sravan Tumuluri, William Emmanuel, Patrick Lynch, and Alex Mulchandani

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Night Night

Lost in the forest, can you keep from going insane?

Built by: Clarisse Abalos, Masudur Rahman, Jordan Rennert, Joseph Deguzman, and Evan Teague

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Night Night

One Thousand Miles

One Thousand Miles

Stuck on a deserted island, how will you survive?

Built by: Dru Knox, Justin Washington, Victor Shepardson, James MacRae, and Hunter Dewing

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Retribution

Protect your domain in this tower defense game.

Built by: James Falter, Zach Seid, Garret Voit, Stephen Huang, Ty Dang, and Tim Hammer

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Retribution

Downpour

Seizonsha

Kill wave after wave of monsters and upgrade your attacks in a deep skill system.

Built by: Eric Tsai, Alex Luong, Sean Kenkeremath, Steven Hauser, and Clinton Pearce

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