BA Games Design & Art Virtual Arcade

WSA - University of Southampton

Final Major Projects

Created by the Wizard from bit-and-bobs, a splash of magic and a whole lot of love, you must explore the Tower and clean up all the mess you can find.

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Gardeners Grove is a singleplayer experience in which players can use the overgrown nature around them to create and customise their very own garden space.

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A letter from a lost friend beckons you into the mountains. Climb into the increasingly dangerous heights, up the pillars that hold up the sky.

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Welcome to the City of Serlon! Play as a lone trickster exploring and learning about the dystopian, floating city on which he is stranded.

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“The inked ladies” is an atmospheric narrative experience set in a quirky circus. Find out what fate befell your mother as you explore a whimsical circus tent filled to the brim with curiosities.

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Welcome to Cap City! As the last survivor of a corporate robot uprising, it’s time to stand up from your desk, quit your job, pull out your trusty flamethrower and burn it all down!

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Reikon: Beyond the mask” is an atmospheric Metroidvania taking inspiration from Japanese folklore, culture and art. The gameplay is set in two parallel worlds, one belonging to the humans and one to the spirits.

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A village is being plagued with disasters caused by beasts coming from various nearby locations in the land. You play a mystic that deals with affairs involving these mythological beings.

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2020 #wsagames virtual arcade archive

DuoDeus is a 2D local multiplayer music game in which two deities cooperate to create their own universe by composing music.

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Maive is a single-player interactive narrative about a travelling storyteller with a magic book that brings her stories to life.

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Portage is a minimalist experience that encourages a mindful attitude whilst canoeing and hiking through the landscape.

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Jazz and Azul is a single-player story-driven adventure game set within a world segregated by jazz and blues music.

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Somnia is a single player endless runner mobile game, designed to introduce its players to the concept of sleep hygiene.

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The Mind of a child is a weird and whimsical thing, you are its loyal subject. Use explosions and an adaptive teddy bear to solve puzzles set in the imagination of a child.

Penance is a short, narrative heavy game made as a third year university project for the Winchester School of Art.

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Games Design Staff

Games as Culture, Games for Purpose, Games as Art.

Adam Procter

Programme Leader

We would love all of you in lockdown to playtest our final year games. Due to Covid-19 our user testing sessions have had to go remote. So please share around your studios and constructive feedback is welcome and needed to enhance all of the student projects.

Vanissa Wanick

Teaching Fellow

Our students not only make the games but these games are designed to talk to players and provide commentary on the world we live in, I am confident you will not only enjoy the games but see the depth of research and thinking that goes into each project.

James Stallwood

Teaching Fellow

The student teams have only been working on these games for less that 10 weeks yet I am confident you will be impressed with the quality of each game. You can follow more on social media via the hashtag #wsad.

Andy Lapham

Senior Teaching Fellow

Our Students are really pushing their games with a real focus on the ideas behind each project and the concepts they want to express. Please do visit https://winchester.games where you can read in depth about each project with student blogs, websites and social media links.