HKU Showcase Friday 20 January

Meet a new generation of Games and Interaction students during the HKU Showcase on Friday 20 January 2023 between 13:00 and 17:00.

About HKU Showcase

About HKU Showcase

Meet a new generation of Games and Interaction students during the HKU Showcase on Friday 20 January 2023 between 13:00 and 17:00.

Curious about the works of the new generation of artists, game developers, game designers and interaction designers? Then come to the HKU Showcase of Games and Interaction on the Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan in Utrecht, on Friday 20 January.

From 13:00 to 17:00, third- and fourth-year students present their projects, to have their installations and performances seen, played and experienced by you. There are also various Talks (English language not guaranteed) about a broad range of subjects in the field of Games. Go see and get inspired!

Some examples of the 2023 projects

  • Dream Drift is a digital and interactive illustration for children aged 6 to 9. The illustration offers children a safe and calm state of mind in a playful and accessible way. Themes are soft toys, friends, rest and fantasy. By asking the children non-confrontational open questions, they can relax and unwind in this interactive environment. By getting constant feedback from a children’s therapist, creator Zjacky van Bebber hopes that the project can contribute to a form of emotional regulation that helps comfort children. This enables them to continue a therapeutic session for better leaning and understanding themselves. The used technics are not complicated; visually it almost looks like a painting- yet one that comes to life when you take a look at it.

  • ‘Trein maar Fijn is a game that helps employees of railroad company Arriva to make more conscious choices with regard to sustainability. In this game, you team up with robot Dorien to complete assignments such as cleaning up and separating waste install solar panels. Because you can look ahead in time, you can see what the results in the future will be. When you complete assignments, you can see the future improve bit by bit. This way, the game gives you a clearer picture of the actions you can take for a better society.

  • In this 2D side-scroller adventure game, you follow Lian and Valaidria in their journey through the forest near the big city of Valadrian. Try to outrun your pursuers, gain the trust of Valaidria, fight for your life and discover the magical environments and creatures in this exciting game. As player, it’s in your hands whether they reach Valadrian and deliver the important letter that Valaidria carries with her. By means of choices in the dialogues, you develop the personalities of the characters. Through this, you influence the eventual choices that they make at the most crucial moments in the game.

  • In this 3D adventure puzzle game, you are set on a mission by the mysterious goddess Fortuna. Some tarot cards went missing and it’s up to you to find them. By solving puzzles, you get closer towards the cards. The game is about fortune-telling and strange magic. Every level carries the name of one of the tarot cards. The levels in this demo version are called The Fool and The Magician, which are the themes incorporated in the story and the environment.

More about HKU Games and Interaction

As you may have guessed, HKU Games and Interaction is all about electronic games and player interaction. You mainly design inteactions with people, via games or websites and mobile phones. The demand for games and interaction designers is growing rapidly. And so does the demand for specialist designers who can cooperate with other disciplines.

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