Welcome!

This an ‘unofficial’ (but with permission) interactive gallery of the Sophomore Video Game Design projects at The Cleveland Institute of Art.

Game Design is generally considered a team sport.  Students at CIA usually only get to build Video Games on teams starting in their Junior year.

During the 2013/2014 academic year a new approach was taken to teach students to be 100% self-sufficient in their design (& development) of 3 video game projects based on the Golden Age of Arcade Games: Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.

The Platformer Videos were the final project for the Fall Course (a traditional Game Design course involving board & card games).  Please note – these are just videos – created entirely in Flash, Premiere, or After Effects.

The rest of the games were created in GameMaker: Studio during the Spring semester and are presented here are HTML5 and fully playable in web browsers (but not on mobile devices).

All games are “one level games” – when you clear a level you start the level over – you play until you lose all your lives.

I suggest this controller
and the Joy2Key software for Windows.