Fuzion Labs AIIDE 2014
– Article by: Tito Aponte-De Leon
North Carolina State University welcomed Fuzion Labs to the 10th annual AIIDE (Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment) Conference for a chance to showcase our game projects and AI perspectives. Not only did we get more feedback on Math Invaders, but we also unveiled our latest narrative game project, compatible with the Oculus Rift, Rose Red.
Since there were two separate game titles that were on display I will go over how each individual one was seen and experienced by our audience.
* Math Invaders:
We were actually very excited to bring and unveil our newly redesigned version of Math Invaders since it’s debut at the Conjure convention. There were several changes brought about to our latest revised beta 2.0 version: easier to understand math problem type and level selection, elimination of the more complex number selecting system that many found to be too much engagement to focus on the game itself, and also improvement of visual effects. Our changes were greeted with people being able to enjoy the game because they could focus being immersed in the experience itself while being able to learn, rather than having to constantly look down at entering number values. It was better to keep the player engaged by tapping the enemies on screen rather than be forced to interact with the lower number interface of the previous version. To learn more detailed coverage of our development choices check out our DevBlog about MI-Beta Ver 2.0 Final Thoughts!
We gathered new feedback and suggestions as well for even further improvements. It was great to have alumni and professors test out this title as they were able to provide insight about how kids/students would be able to exploit some of the learning aspects of the game and get around them. We have noted the feedback and will look into finding ways we can make different learning and gameplay implementations to remedy these new discoveries.
* Rose Red Beta Visual Demo:
The future and interest looks very bright for both game titles. Math Invaders is in it’s final development stretch and is looking to have a late October release (Android/iOS) to bring alien math defending antics just in time for the Halloween season. We are also very excited and even more motivated now to continue working on the world of Rose Red with the unbelievable amounts of positive reception and enticed allure from audiences. Things are only going to get continually more interesting from here on out with Fuzion Labs!
AIIDE 2014 Photo Slideshow
Enjoy what Fuzion Labs had to offer with the pictures we have to share with you from NCSU at our AIIDE 2014 booth!