The video game “Wick,” built by students at UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, has a dark look, a simple premise – and it’s adorable.
An anthropomorphic candle navigates a cathedral, its wick and flame serving as its life force, as it tries to finish a task its fallen master could not complete.
Then the monster shows up.
“Wick” is a roughly 20-minute adventure that puts players in the role of the cleverly named candle Jean Wick.
The fiery protagonist plays a cat-and-mouse game with a gnarly, gruesome-sounding and -looking demon with a severe case of the hatreds for this little guy.
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It’s not just UCF and Full Sail University training the next generation of video game developers in Central Florida.
While those two consistently rank at or near the top in national studies that rank schools’ game dev programs, the relatively new Florida Polytechnic University has launched its own program.
This week, the school had an expo to show off what the 30 students in Florida Poly’s game design classes have built during the past several months.
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Students at the University of Central Florida’s video game school will show off the titles they have been building this semester early next month.
The quartet of projects will include a virtual reality video game, a puzzle-solving platformer, a treasure quest game and a movie created using the Unreal Engine.
The groups at the Startup Showcase will exhibit their games at noon on Dec. 11 at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, 500 W. Livingston St.
Below are the descriptions of the four titles, straight from the development teams:
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