Reboot 2019

A few days ago Sandra, Johannes, Anton and Klemens took part in one of the biggest game developer events worldwide: the Reboot Develop Blue in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We got the opportunity to meet a ton of people from all over the games industry and hear talks from industry legends like Patrice Désilets (Panache Digital Games), Warren Spector (OtherSide Entertainment) or Hidetaka Miyazaki (From Software)

But we weren’t only there for meeting people, we also used the opportunity to represent our student organization by showing off a game in the indie developer area. FruitHuntVR is a seated VR game for the HTC Vive. Your objective is to shoot as many fruits as possible within three minutes. The shooting is done using the vive controllers. You grab a water balloon, put it into a slingshot, tension the rubber, target a fruit and let it go.

Among the players that tried our game was a teacher from Germany, game developers from Poland, Russia, Hungary, China and many other awesome people. As our cliental was so diverse, we got a lot of great feedback for our game from which we could derive great new game-features. The feedback was especially precious because we had both people that never played VR before, but also veteran VR gamers like the aforementioned teacher. This gave us some great impressions on where the game is too hard for beginners and what things are missing to make advanced gamers utilize their skills to the fullest. Apart from that it was great to see that showing off a game can break the language barrier instantly. FruitHuntVR helped us getting the attention of people and starting conversations after they played the game.

Overall, we are proud that playing our game caused a lot of smiles for both the players and the spectators. For us, this is what developers should aim for.

Subwords is nominated for the International Mobile Gaming Award!

Since 2004, the International Game Awards are given to the best mobile games in the business. Previous winners include hits like Monument Valley, Old Man’s Journey, The Witness and Pokemon Go. This year one of our very own projects, Subwords, is nominated for the 15th edition of this great award! Winners will be announced on the 19th of March in San Francisco! Fingers Crossed🤞

Please support us by voting for Subwords in the “Public Choice” category. Here are the links:

Cast your vote for the Public Choice Award: https://www.imgawards.com/winners-nominees/15th-imga/
Learn more about the IMGA: https://www.imgawards.com/
Lean more about Subwords: https://subwords.app

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The Game Dev Students are a group that bring together people interested in all aspects of game development. We work on multiple game related projects, organize GameJams, educate interested people via workshops and attend international conferences to show off and compete with our projects. No matter if you already working or want to contribute in other projects – Come and join us!

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