BA Games Design & Art Virtual Arcade
WSA - University of Southampton

Final Major Projects

Winchester School of Art Degree Show, 16th-19th June 2022

London Show, Hoxton Arches, 6th-7th July 2022

The events will be streamed and in person.

2022 #wsagames

Relax and improve your mental wellbeing with Cogshel – a 2D single-player mobile game where you are responsible for nurturing pets at your animal shelter.

updated 04/05/22

Locked away and hardwired into a life not of your choosing, you can only gaze out at the Blue Marble beneath as you execute commands and processes as per your creator’s design.

updated 04/05/22

Gueraden is a single player experience where the player needs to grow vegetables to feed their community.

updated 04/05/22

It’s ok to take a breather, even if that means packing up your bags and heading for the mountains. Sadly, it’s easier said than done, but what If we brought the mountains to you? Head over to the Getaway to experience a fully immersive 360-degree environment.

updated 23/05/22

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Sengoku’s Love Letters is a single-player experience in which the player can follow the story of Rika Tokitsune, the wife of a brave samurai, Hisao.

updated 12/05/22

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Wayward Amnis is a game about reliance and forming groups, an exploration game in which you form a swarm of friendly animals to protect yourself from predators and ascend through the biomes of a long lost earth.

updated 04/05/22

Set in WWII, you play as an adolescent German youth who has been drafted to fight on the front lines. The game will mostly take place during the Battle of France (Ardennes, France), where your character will perish.

updated 04/05/22

Looking for companions, Abel explores the broken and destroyed world, both learning about himself and the fate of everyone around him. The world is vast and with so much to traverse Abel will need upgrades to access new areas and find a way around the crumbling landscape, but it’s no problem for our protagonist.

updated 04/05/22

Locked away and hardwired into a life not of your choosing, you can only gaze out at the Blue Marble beneath as you execute commands and processes as per your creator’s design. With no comforting past, or a future to pray for, and a stale present, you silently observe the passing of the world around you in a haunted dream. Til a draft of wind urges forward.

updated 04/05/22

“Monster in the making” is a 1st person game where something follows not only you but also all the living beings in the forest. While you try to put distance between you and what stalks you will encounter various spirits that will need help.

updated 04/05/22

You have just lost the love of your life and now you must continue on with your life in a world filled with death and obstacles. You must collect letters written by your partner to ‘reminisce’ back to the memories the two of you had together and to overcome the grief that has struck upon you and move on with your life.

updated 04/05/22

Bosun is a single player atmospheric experience where you prevent your ship from sinking in a raging storm.

updated 04/05/22

Wayfinder is a third person adventure game where you will play as a robot who leads a pilgrimage of robots on a perilous journey across harsh environments as they deteriorate and breakdown as well as get hunted by an enemy force on this journey.

updated 04/05/22

2021 #wsagames virtual arcade archive

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.

updated 30/04/21

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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!

updated 09/03/21

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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.

updated 15/03/21

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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.

updated 26/04/21

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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.

updated 27/04/21

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Test your piloting skills in this fun space simulator! Race and shoot your way through asteroid fields made of various food types, against the clock and/or other players, to hit high scores and get your name on the leader-board!

updated 29/04/21

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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.

updated 18/04/21

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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.

updated 10/03/21

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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.

updated 09/03/21

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Game Documentary

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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Game Documentary

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.

Please review the Play through video. Comments Welcome.

Please review the how to play video.Comments Welcome.

Games Design Staff

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

Adam Procter

Programme Leader

Due to Covid-19 we flipped our user testing sessions to remote. Now each year we have a vibrant online Arcade where you go come and test our games and provide feedback as we develop them for launch at our Summer Shows at Winchester School of Art and in London.

Vanissa Wanick

Senior Lecturer

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

Senior 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 #wsagames

Seth Giddings

Associate Professor

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.