Mussades

Mussades is an Arabian themed race-to-the-finish board game using hexagonal tiles. It was created during the Nordic Game Jam 2012 in 48 hours with a team of 5 people.

Mussades is a fast paced board game that revolves around the central mechanic of having only 3 room tiles in play. Whenever a new room tile is revealed, the old one is discarded, and any players on that tile are out.

Mussades Third Prototype

It was chosen as one of the 12 finalists in the Nordic Game Jam 2012, as well as winning Best Board Game and the Jury’s Choice Award from David McCarthy, GREE. (As can be seen from the Nordic Game Jam’s official blog.)

The game is still a work-in-progress and we intend to continue working on it and release it in the near future.

View the game’s profile on the Global Game Jam 2012 website.

View the game’s rules. (6 pages, PDF)

View a explanation video of the gameplay. (Hosted on YouTube)

EDIT: Mussades was mentioned on the Danish website papskubber.dk!

Sun Valve

Sun Valve is an exploratory narrative game that takes place on a small Canadian island in 1892. The player plays the role of a lighthouse keeper by the name of Conrad, and all seems well until something goes wrong. Suddenly, things don’t look the same any more…

Sun Valve

Sun Valve was created using the Unreal Development Kit for the Game Design course at the IT University of Copenhagen. It was made using a team of 6 people (calling ourselves Scylla & Charybdis), and I was mainly focused on the programming side of things. I used 3 different programming languages while making the game including UnrealScript, C++ and ActionScript. I also made use of Kismet, the flowchart programming paradigm within UDK.

The game’s main idea revolves around the use of a moral dilemma, and in particular, we chose Robert Nozick’s “experience machine” thought experiment.

Some screenshots that were taken of the game while during development may be seen here.

We intend to continue working on the game by polishing the already existing bugs and tweaking the existing features, and eventually releasing it to the public. Therefore, it is still a work-in-progress.

Download the design documentation. (40 pages, PDF)

Download the usability tests documentation. (7 pages, PDF)

Download my individual reflection. (17 pages, PDF)