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Group 4: The corn is loose!

After two months of hard work, we are finally finished with our iTEC5 project. And it turned out great!! We managed to make a presentable demo of the game, featuring two functioning levels as well as informationparts. The truth is we actually first planned to make an 8 level full game, but we soon realised that would never be possible. It is not easy to be a gamedeveloper, as well as being a student during the final year of videregående, and we learned a whole lot about gamemaking.

Probably the first thing we learned was how important a good planing of the process is. The first thing we did was to sit down and sort out ideas and functioning for the whole game, as well as drawing sketches and figures before we started to program and develop by computer. It made the whole thing much easier, because everyone knew how the game would look and work from the start.
The secound thing we learned was the importance of sharing tasks between the members of the group. If everyone should have worked with the same thing at every point, we would never been able to finnished the first level. We also learned how many factors there are making a game. You have to think about how the user will feel during the game, which elements suits the chosen audience, and how we can make the functionality as easy and effective as possible. We used the Construct2 to develop the game, so we also learned a lot about how this program works.

Right now, the game contains two full levels, but they are not fully developed. The corn still dont have legs or arms, and the enemies in level one are not yet moving as they should. Also, the character is not designed for the secound level, as it does not look in the right direction. We also don’t have the characters blinking and a map that shows the user where hes at in the digestive system. However, the game is actually useable, and it contains music and figures made by the group itself. The game is a fun experience, and if you want to try it, just click on the link below:

(Link will be coming soon)

Ådne, Sjur, John, Nina