Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Game Design


Game Design

First Advisor

Jeremiah Ratican

Second Advisor

Ben Fulcher

Third Advisor

James Hutson


This project focuses creating a small game prototype that can be used to build a full game around. The primary focus is to create a short experience to establish the mechanics and gameplay of the game. Games made in the style of retro games are released every year, but most of these games strive to provide the same experience from the late 1980s. The project is a top down 2D retro adventure game made using modern techniques and learning from game development in the 30 years since these games were released.

Included in

Game Design Commons