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The Sammys 2012

Update: 

Sammys 2012 was a huge success. Attended by a crowd of over 700 at the Rio theater, everyone had a blast. Thanks to Terminal Degree for their fantastic performance, and to Jim Whitehead for his great work emceeing the event! Click here for the full gallery of photos from the Sammys.

At UC Santa Cruz, our game design students put a tremendous amount of work into developing novel, innovative games. In collaboration, our art students create evocative characters and settings that bring these games to life. The ingenuity and creativity of every game gives us hope for the next generation of game design. At the Sammy Awards, we celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their work. The Sammys showcases the best student games made in the year, including games by senior Game Design Studio students and artists, as well as the best games by aspiring freshmen, sophomore and junior game designers. If you love seeing new, creative indie games, don't miss next year's Sammys in June 2013!

 

Information about the games and judges from this year's awards can be viewed in the side menu. 




Join us for the 2nd Annual Sammy Awards!

When:  7 - 10 pm, Friday, June 15th
Where:  Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, California

At UC Santa Cruz, our game design students put a tremendous amount of work into developing novel, innovative games. In collaboration, our art students create evocative characters and settings that bring these games to life. The ingenuity and creativity of every game gives us hope for the next generation of game design. At the Sammy Awards, we celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their work. This event showcases the best student games made this year, including games by senior Game Design Studio students and artists, as well as the best games by aspiring freshmen, sophomore and junior game designers. If you love seeing new, creative indie games, please join us at the Sammy Awards on June 15th.

Please visit our registration page in the upper right corner to purchase your ticket - $5.   

Emceed by Computer Science Chair and Professor, Jim Whitehead.

Join us from 5:30-6:45 for the opening performance from Terminal Degree, a local jazz band composed of graduate and PhD students! 

  


 Last year's Grand Prize Winners - Syz E.G.

 

Here's a sneak peek at some of the games that will be at the awards!  To view all the games, please visit the Peer Choice Award page - https://games.soe.ucsc.edu/peer-choice-award-2012

Chroma 

 

  

          

Devil's Bargain 

 

 

  

 

Chroma is a 3D puzzle game for the iPhone where the player plays as a cube in a series of levels filled with challenging puzzles based on color and movement.       

 

 

  

A top-down strategy game that flips the traditional dungeon adventure genre on its head, allowing the player to play as a demon who capture's the hero's soul.

 Firewall

 

 

 

 Microventures

 

 

 

Firewall is a 2D, top-down action strategy game set in two planes of existence: the physical world and cyberspace.

   

 

Play as a rogue across randomly generated landscapes, and explore dynamic storyline paths that are dictated by your previous actions.

  

 Sonar

 

 

 

Hello World 

 

 

 

A stealth horror game, Sonar revolves around an invasion. Blinded, your character must use echolocation to survive.

   

Hello World goes back to the roots of the entire game industry, the arcade. It tries to capture the spirit of those times, the great leap into the unknown, the pushing of technology, and the first steps of exploration into a new medium.

Puzzle Defenders

           
  Puzzle Defenders is an online 2D puzzle game where your matches on the board create attacks or shields. The goal of the game is to destroy your opponent's resources while at the same time defending your own.