The University of Portsmouth proudly presented new games and simulators which were playable at ExCel London, part of EGX 2019, showcasing the amazing creative talent of students from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
The 2019 edition of EGX took place between the 17-20th of October and was a great opportunity for the CCI Faculty to showcase our research and innovation activities. Staff and students put their creativity to use in an attempt to address the challenges of social democracy and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and sustainability and the environment. You can find out more information about the presented games below.
“Venison” is a Hunting and Ecology Simulator which presented a playable demo with AI characters at EGX. The premise of the game is that you are a Wildchild, a native to the forest with the objective to prolong the life of your environment.
Developed by the staff team during the five-day University of Portsmouth 2019 Game Jam, “Shush!!!” gives players control of Isabel, a historian searching for the long lost manuscript of ‘Five Generations Hence’ in the abandoned and decrepit house of the late author and librarian, Lillian B. Horace. Players must navigate the house, find the manuscript, and escape while avoiding the lingering, foreboding presence of the former librarian.
“Armoured Onslaught” is an explosive blend between Top-Down Shooter and Tower Defence. This game requires you to make use of both strategy and skill as you fight your way through near endless hordes of deadly foes.
A technical demo of a 2D Volumetric Global Illumination Lighting System was produced in part during the final year of a BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology degree at the University of Portsmouth. This demo showcases the use of real-time global illumination techniques to produce dynamic and highly customisable volumetric lighting for 2D scenes.
The RHIB (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat) project, a collaboration between students from the RIGPR unit at the University of Portsmouth, Novatech, and Petty Officer Neil Sutton of the Royal Navy, operates using a 3 degrees of freedom motion platform, complete with replica control console. This advanced simulator will explore the use of force feedback in powerboat training and will potentially allow the Royal Navy Reserves and Royal Navy users to gain a stronger sense of the RHIB’s performance in action.