“Costume Quest” is a Halloween themed role-playing game crafted by Double Fine Productions, the development studio headed by Tim Schafer that birthed gaming gems such as “Psychonauts” and “Brutal Legend.” This time around, Schafer was no longer at the helm, and Tasha Harris, former Pixar artist, took his place as lead developer. Was Harris able to pull off another clever creation for Double Fine, or does “Costume Quest” suffer from the curse of Schafer-itis?
Archive for October, 2010
Dust off your keyboards, brush up on your hotkeys and grab your game pads — it’s time for another round of videogame tournaments at the University of Florida. Gator Gaming, UF’s largest gaming club, is holding their next tournament, GatorLAN Winter, on Nov. 19 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom from 4 p.m. to midnight, and it’s free to enter.
A “Shaun White Skateboarding” tournament will be held at Lakeside Residential Complex at the University of Florida on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Jay Uy, UF’s Ubisoft campus representative, said that he’ll be holding a highest score competition for “Shaun White Skateboarding,” and the winner will receive a copy of the game.
This is the first in a series of articles aimed at spotlighting Gainesville gaming talent, and the University of Florida’s very own Fangzhou Hou is the first to take the stage. Watch the video to see Hou in action, and click the link to read more about his gaming talents.
Agapitus Lye, Trendy CEO, said he has eight spots open for anyone that’s willing to come in and play “Dungeon Defenders” as much as they possibly can for the next two weeks.
It’s a volunteer position, so college students can list it on their vitae as an internship, but that also means their will be no monetary compensation. However, Lye said they will be paying in pizza and soda, and anyone involved in the testing will have their name listed in the game’s credits.
To apply, simply contact Lye at augi.lye@TrendyEnt.com. Testing will take place at the Trendy offices in downtown Gainesville.
Above image used under creative commons license.
Zombie killing will be par for the course at the upcoming free macabre game festival being held at the Digital Worlds Institute on the University of Florida campus.
Gator Gaming will be facilitating the action in Digital World’s Polymodal Immersive Theater, or PIT, a large room filled with five 20 foot tall projection screens and surround sound. Zombie themed games, like “Left 4 Dead 2,” will be played starting at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.