Graduate students from The Guildhall at SMU bring their games for a testing party at the Spring 2013 Beta Test. The event takes place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons.
All games were made in 8 weeks by student teams of 5 with the Guildhall’s own proprietary 2D engine, GuildEd.
Here’s how the student designers describe the works featured at this term’s Beta Test:
Zero&One – A two-player cooperative puzzle platformer. Two robots have crash-landed on a desolate planet and have been separated from their space ship in the process. They must grow plants and avoid hazards in order to get back to their ship.
Sorrow – A puzzle platformer that follows a young boy on his quest to overcome grief. Use your emotional powers to navigate the levels and retrieve fragments of your bear.
Purgamentum – Forget realism: Come take a swing through Purgamentum‘s 8-bit retro-style platformer.
M.O.O.S.E. – The player assumes the role of Milton, a member of the Moose Commando Squad, as he infiltrates the secret base of the evil genius Duck. Milton navigates the environments using the M.O.O.S.E. gun, a prototype weapon that controls magnetic energy.
Nopho – A buddy-based, side-scrolling puzzle platformer about a boy, his Bot, and a fear of being alone.
With Strange Aeons – Play as Detective Dirk Mueller and test your wits against an insane house and the monster residing within it in this 2D puzzle platformer.
Ethereality is a 2D side-scrolling action platformer with a phase-shifting mechanic in a surreal fantasy world.