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4th year Interactive Arts and Science students are going to be taking their AWAKEN video game to major gaming showcase, Level Up happening in Toronto April 3rd. Level Up is the first event of its kind that showcases the most talented students in design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. We are proud to have our 4th year IASC students representing Brock University at this event.
The students in the Interactive Arts and Science program who have created Awaken are participating in the program's capstone game development course. This course challenges students to propose, conceive, develop and produce a polished, critically-engaged interactive media or game prototype. The Awaken team, which makes up the fourth cohort to graduate from the program, has devised a first person game with surprising plot twists and challenging gameplay. This work demonstrates the group's depth and breadth of knowledge in a wide range of topics and skills - from game theory to game engines. The team brings together a diverse range of talent that has enabled them to create a complex narrative and characters; build 3D models, audio and spatial environments; design and implement puzzles and other interactions between player and game system; and produce and integrate cinematic enhancements for the game.