Atlantis, a game developed by professor Clay Ewing in collaboration with students Rebekah Monson and Franklin Zhang is an official selection for IndieCade. IndieCade is the largest global independent game festival, and Atlantis was one of 36 games chosen of over 1000 submissions from around the world to be featured to the community and festival attendees. The game is eligible to receive awards for the Developer’s Choice as well as Audience Choice and Media Choice awards. The game will be shown played at the conference which attracts over 5,000 independent game developers, professionals from the creative industries, academics, journalists, executives, and enthusiasts!
Clay Ewing, an assistant professor at the Interactive Media Program at the University of Miami’s Interactive Media program developer the game with two of his game design students Rebekah Monson (@rsm) and Franklin Zhang (@nerdfranklin). Matt Kyprie from the Frost School of Music composed original music for the game, and UM alum Ronnie Khalil helped craft the narrative.
The game is a multiplayer game originally developed to be shown at the University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema where multiple players in the audience play the game using their smart phones. The number of participants are unlimited. In a series of mini games players shake, swipe and yell at their phone to control various characters and vehicles.
The main IndieCade 2014 conference and festival will take place Friday, October 10th – Sunday, October 12th in multiple venues across downtown Culver City (Los Angeles), California. The Red Carpet Awards and IndieXchange are Thursday, October 9th.