Gamasutra's education-focused sister site has posted the results
from its most recent Game Design Challenge, which focused on modifying Koei's Warriors
franchise, and opened up its next contest
The most recent Game Design Challenge put GCG's readers on a quest to create a new entry in Koei's Warriors
franchise, which encompasses Dynasty Warriors
but has also included games based on anime franchises like Fist of the North Star and Gundam and also touched on Western history.
The winners are listed below:
Ryan George, Game Design Student, Columbia College Chicago, Lego Dynasty Warriors
Ryan George's entry is such a natural fit for the Warriors series that it's surprising that it's not already in production. With the addition of Lego branding, George effectively bridges the gap between the franchise's niche audience and the mainstream appeal of Lego-licensed games.
Joe Plante, Bachelor degree in Computer Science, University of West Florida, American Warriors
American history is filled with legendary figures, and Plante envisions a game in which players can choose to play as an ax-wielding, 7-foot-tall George Washington or a lightning-powered Benjamin Franklin.
Eric Studer, Associate Producer - Cutscenes at Sucker Punch Productions, Flowers for Everyone!
Studer tames the violent Warriors series with Flowers for Everyone!
, a concept that replaces the franchise's bloody massacres with flowers and hugs.
You can read the full results, including runners-up, at GameCareerGuide.com
New Challenge: LCD Gamesystem
The latest challenge asks readers to work in the most restrictive form in contemporary game design -- and, yes, they're still being made -- dedicated LCD handheld games.
While most of us probably think of '80s classic toys such as Nintendo's Game & Watch or Tiger's series of handhelds, which frequently spun games off of popular NES titles, these games still exist.
To find out more about this challenge -- which runs for the next two weeks -- and to enter it, read the full details at GameCareerGuide.com