Siegebreakers is a hack and slash game which is focused around fostering the experience of couch co-op. You and your friends play as the Siegebreakers, an elite group of dwarven mercenaries hired out to defend castles from sieges. Mine, build, and battle your way to victory against a powerful AI director that dynamically changes what enemies you face based on your playstyle. Spending all your time building up the castle? Your foes will bring their siege weaponry to bear. Enjoying the thrill of facing enemies in melee? Brutal champions will come out to brawl. Equally as impressive as the AI director is the 4 player dynamic splitscreen camera. As we wanted to focus on the co-op experience, we needed to figure out how to accommodate 4 players on the screen at once. No matter how far apart the players get from each other, they are always easily able to see both themselves and their surroundings.
Against all the competition we have here at UCSC's Computer Science: Game Design program, Siegebreakers is UCSC's Representative to E3's College Game Competition!
We are working hard to make a complete overhaul of the ingame pixel art to our new art style by the April 19th deadline. Also expect a public alpha sometime in the next 6 weeks or so to rigorously test it before we submit.
Here's a link to read up on the competition if you aren't familiar:
Edit: As it turns out, the ESA selection was a much less open process. There were limitations such that the game had to be for PC (limiting many of the mobile games being developed) and could not have been entered into competitions previously (no previous year's games or graduate projects). We are still very honored by the prospect, but we want to make it clear that there were a good number of games rendered ineligible by merit of their platform. Asterogue was one of those games, an amazingly polished roguelike action game for mobile. You can check them (and the other awesome senior games) out at:
Latest tweets from @thesiegebreaker
finishing up the demo and video tonight, looks like we will have it up first thing tomorrow morning (fingers crossed)!
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wait wait wait what Halo TV series by Steven Spielberg?!?!?!?!?
22hours 42mins ago
Is it just me, or does it look like the Xbox One graphics were designed by Michael Bay? Lens flare EVERYWHERE. #XboxReveal
22hours 51mins ago
the kickstarter should be up wednesday morning! We keep pushing back but this time I'm cautiously optimistic that this will be it
May 21 2013, 2:32am
is it a bad thing that I haven't eaten in a day and a half?
May 20 2013, 7:56pm
the Kickstarter has been approved, but we have decided to push it back a bit so that it can coincide with the Alpha. Expect it soon!
May 20 2013, 4:32pm
just discovered a t-shirt in my bed that I have never seen before. WHO HAS BEEN IN MY BED?!?!?
May 20 2013, 6:17am
just hired Brenda Wrathbate in Game Dev Tycoon @br
May 20 2013, 5:05am