Scuttled

Scuttled is a fast-paced, arcade mobile game where players rescue pirate bunnies by throwing them to the passing ships while avoiding flames.
The Team:
QUT Mentors – Deb Polson and Chris Carter
Right Pedal Mentors – John Passfield and Peter Laurie
Producer – Trendt Boe
Designer – Vidhi Shah
Artist – Aleece Loder
Programmer – Morgan Wall
Sound Design – Nathan Corporal
In the first half of 2014, I undertook a project under HUB Studios at QUT in collaboration Right Pedal Studios to develop and publish a mobile game taking on the role of game designer of the project. Other developers of this game undertook this project as a creative practice unit at QUT. Since I was completing my honours during this period, my involvement with this game has been completely voluntary. This game has been developed working one day a week for 13 weeks.
Note: Scuttled is releasing shortly, it is currently playable through Testflight on iOS. If you would like instant access to the game please send an email to vidhi.shah82@gmail.com to receive an invite.

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As the designer of the game, I designed and developed several rapid prototypes with simple mechanics that could be used in the game.

Testing different mechanics and characters
Testing different mechanics and characters

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Throughout the entire process testing sessions were confucted at River City Labs which helped make the game enjoyable and addictive. We also showcased our game at QUT events and the Game On Symposium held at The Cube.


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During the development stages of the game. I guided the team with a unified vision to reach my design and overall goals for the game. My focus was on the UI,  the progression of the game, the mechanics of the bunnies, the difficulty.
I worked closely with the artist, programmer and sound engineer to reach the desired feel of the game.

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