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I finally reach the capstone of my game study class. It’s been a great journey for me to learn a lot about games. When talking about the word game in general, I imagine play, but through this class, I learn different perspectives of game, be it read, write, design, develop…

Wizard game project — startup screen

Wizard is the game that my team has chosen to develop for the final project. It’s a continuation of the previous prototype. With the addition of two new members, Kayvon and Tom, we could continue with the initial scope of the game as planned.

Wizard is a 2D platformer game…

My Game Studies class recently introduced me to play a game called Champ’d Up in the JackBox Games Party Pack 7. It is a competitive game where I have to “fight” with other competitors by drawing characters. …

Gameplay in Wizard

Our game is called Wizard. It is a 2D platformer genre, progressing in a horizontal manner. The game focuses on portraying the journey of the Wizard, who is trying to get back three magical orbs, stolen by an evil Witch. The mechanics are very basic. The players use left and…

Wizard game prototype — Startup screen

It has been three weeks since I first started my digital game project for my class ART 108. I had a chance to partner up with Sai Sumija Ande, my awesome programmer. We are all novices in game design, and we did not have any experience with designing digital games…

Today, I had a chance to partner with a classmate for a Game Lab, in which we played and observed the partner play some video games. We played the games for 5 minutes and discussed the game in the MDA viewpoint (Mechanics, Dynamics, and Aesthetics). In a total of six…

Recently, I had a chance to create a card game of my own. I was excited to create one since I love card games and board games.

The first prototype playtest setup

In the first prototyping session, I partnered up with a classmate and created a card game using a standard 52-card deck. We used…

The gameplay of Cheat on an emulator

Today, I got to play a new game, named Cheat, also known as I Doubt It or Bullshit (BS). From my perspective, Cheat is quite simple yet enjoyable to play with friends. Cheat uses a 52-deck card with the mechanics of memorizing and bluffing, and whoever gets rid of all…

Gameplay screenshot from Joust

Arcade games remind me of my childhood when I could tilt the stick and smash the buttons vigorously. I haven’t played arcade games for such a long time, but I just had a chance to do so on an internet emulator. I chose to play Joust, and the game captivated…

Tu Tran

I'm a graphic design student at SJSU. My blogpost will focus on the game projects that I made in my class ART 108. Hope you enjoy my articles!

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