Z-Ray is a horror puzzle game designed to be implemented on the PS3 using the Move to control the first person camera. In this game, the player navigates through various rooms using the Move to activate monsters and lead them to their re-containment. Each monster is represented by a large mass of black smoke until the Z-Particle technology is used on them, wherein they are revealed as a static monster model. This enrages the monster who then charges toward the players location as soon as the paralyzing effects of the Z-Particle technology is gone. The goal is to lead the monsters into their corresponding containment fields and effectively re-trap them. Various mechanics, such as pressure-plate triggered plasma fields, are used to enhance the game's puzzle elements and provide additional challenge


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Seth Helm-Burger, Erica Woolley, Alex Schneider, Luke Herbold, Bryan Blackford, Amos Chu

Class Advisors

Noah Wardrip-Fruin (CMPS 170), Jim Whitehead (CMPS 171), Michael Mateas (CMPS 172)


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Download the zipped GameMaker Demo here.

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Posted: May.27.2011