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V∆MPSP!RE Wins!

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So a few weeks ago Mourou had the privilege of participating in the Develteam Summer Game Jam. It went kind of like the previous 49 hour animaion competitions that we’ve participated in. We were given a theme to work with in order for it to qualify and the theme was “Dual Mode Retro”. This meant that the game had to be either 2D or 2.5D (retro) and had to have two completely separate modes of gameplay (not minigames). Well, we came together and ultimately settled on my idea for a reverse shooter mixed with stealth platformer. The result was rather awesome (with quite a few bugs and things that didn’t make it into the build we submitted). Regardless, our game, V∆MPSP!RE, made it to the top and was voted 1st Place by the Develteam community! We have defeated the competition and taken home a gold (and some Steam games).

This marks Mourou’s first foray into indie game development. Watch the video of me playing it below and see what you think. We all work fulltime jobs while doing this completely in our spare time over the course of two weeks. Enjoy!

Follow the link on YouTube in order to download and play the game for yourself. In the coming months we will be tweaking it in order to release a mobile version to the Windows Phone 8 store. If it does well there, we may even port it over to other platforms as well.

3 responses

  1. Brenda J Paxton

    Congratulations Ryan, I love seeing you get credit for your work!

    09.13.2013 at 11:44pm

  2. Really nice, I’m really intrigued about what you do with the tweaked version. Very impressive for the timescale. We are currently creating our own Indie Game.

    09.14.2013 at 8:26am

    • We’re planning on removing the stealth, and make there be “intermission” rooms where she can take a breather. Here she’ll learn more of the spire from journals left by fallen vampire hunters. It will be more narrative driven as well as arcade driven at the same time. Tilt / touch controls. We’re excited!! Glad you enjoy the site 🙂

      09.14.2013 at 4:25pm

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