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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farming robots and sword-fighting soldiers are among the characters who will visit the University of Central Florida on July 19 as part of an on-campus video game playtest by UCF graduate students. Four student teams from UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) will be seeking public input on their latest in-progress video games.

The playtest will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 19, 2017 in the Tech Commons building. The students will be on UCF’s concourse recruiting players the day of the playtest and the event is free and open to the public.

These games serve as the students’ theses for the FIEA program, which was ranked the #2 graduate video game development program this year by the Princeton Review. The public will have a chance to play the games, meet the developers and shape the games with their feedback. The games will be finished on August 4, 2017.

The games being tested are “Hollowed,” “The Draft,” “Master Key” and “The Logician.” “The Draft” is a virtual reality game where you play as a soldier in a gladiator sport. “Logician” is a farming game with robots that aims to inspire an interest in programming. In “Master Key” players use a tether gun and wall running to escape an alien planet. In “Hollowed” players solve physical puzzles in the underworld using cooperation between two characters that they control.      

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