Guardians of Kelthas

Context

  • Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
  • Masters project (co-creator)

Case

Requirements: I was tasked with developing the interface for the Guardians of Kelthas, a deck building game, in J# using DirectX. I took the artwork from our team of artists and presented it to the user to help them install, setup the game, and play the game.

Result: We created an interface, allowing us to seamlessly transition between the interface and the game playing environments.

  • I created all game setup and creation screens.
  • I also constructed the game playing interface itself aside for the cards.
  • Finally, I programmed an installer for the game using the NSIS scripting language.

kelthas

This is an image of the gameplay interface.

kelthas2

This is an image of the deck management system created in part with the game for campaigns and online games.

video

This is a promotional video clip that was created for the game. The video shows the game’s opening animation and several of the game interfaces, including the main interface.  Unfortunately, the game itself is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Outcomes: The game was sold as part of a package of independent games at a website called the Great Games Experiment, which is now defunct. We also submitted the game to a number of game competitions:

  • IDEASFEST 2005, 2006: Best Game, People’s Choice Awards
  • FuturePlay 2005: Competition Finalist
  • Slamdance 2006: Gamemaker Competition Finalist

 Details

Dates: Sept 2004-Apr 2006

Development Skills: J#, .NET Framework, Direct X, NSIS scripting, Visual Studio

My Roles: Interface Design, Programming