Self-Initiated Project BA5: Warriors and Serfs

Warriors and Serfs is a 3D real-time city-building / strategy game for PC with a focus on building a settlement with a functioning economy, set in the medieval era.

Warriors and Serfs puts you in the place of a Count in the medieval times. Your king has given you the task to build a new settlement and defeat his enemies, so you set out with a few loyal servants and materials to do as he commands.

Unlike in typical rts games such as the Age of Empires series which have very few different resources (ie. wood, stone, gold, food), Warriors and Serfs allows you to gather a multitude of different resources and refine them into food, building materials and weapons.

Every item exists physically and can be transported by your ever-diligent Serfs to construction sites, the weaponsmiths, or the warehouse. Therefore the placement of your buildings is a major factor in the effectiveness of your economy. once your economy stands and you’ve built your army, you are ready to attack the enemy player to claim their lands as your own!

Position your archers behind your infantry and flank their archers with your knights, in combat you have full control.

This game was made during my fifth semester at Cologne Game Lab, as part of the Exchange & Practice Semester. We had pretty much complete freedom of choice on what we would do for this Project, so I chose to make a game I had been wanting to make for the previous year or so, but knew I didn’t have enough time to really work on it otherwise.

You can read the Dev Blog HERE!
You can download the latest version of the game HERE

Bluebyte Game Jam: Don’t get Sick!

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Don’t get Sick! is a game about an every-day man just trying to survive in the every-day apocalypse. Stay out of trouble with your boss, spend enough time with your family, keep an eye on your wealth, but most importantly: Don’t get Sick!

I made this game together with Violetta, Tristan, Tobias and Carsten during the Blue Byte Game Jam 2017, Nov 9 – 12.
The theme of the Jam was “Health” and we went with it quite literally. The other lose conditions – Family, Wealth, Job – came much later in the process.

The Game is available on Itch.io or download HERE!

Semester Task BA3: TwoVenture Game and Engine

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TwoVenture Game is a classical 2D Point&Click Adventure. The player takes on the role of a samurai who finds himself in a strange place, and attempts to find his way back home. The game is filled with silly references to different franchises and is almost more of a tech demo than a proper game, as I spent most of my time on designing the engine, rather than the game.

This game is the result of the Semester Task in my third semester at cologne game lab, and I worked on it alone.
The task was to create a Point&Click adventure using only C++, SFML, and tinyXML. I learned all of these things within one semester and applied them in the game to my best efforts, and I am very satisfied with the outcome!

You can download the game HERE!
Gameplay video on youtube HERE.

Semester Project BA2: The Toddler Connection

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The Toddler Connection is a detective game for the HTC Vive. It features investigative dialogue, with a unique dialogue mechanic, as well as two distinct perspectives on the world. You take on the role of a toddler in kindergarten who likes playing detective and solving mysteries. Once again playing his game of detective, he searches for the stolen bracelet of his crush, the kindergarten teacher. By talking to the other toddlers in kindergarten, or rather their film-noir alter egos, you find clues and hints about the missing bracelet until you can finally face the thief!

The Toddler Connection is the second Semester Project I did in the Cologne Game Lab, during May to July of 2016. I worked with Felix Schade, Pierre Schlömp and Dominique Bodden on this.

Click HERE to read the development Blog!

You can watch a gameplay video on youtube HERE, or download the presentation build of the game HERE.