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Hidden Object Game Concept for the Nintendo DS

Senior Project: 2007-2008
Branden Conley, Scott Porter, Nicholas Pulaski and Aaron Serrano
Louisville, CO
Louisville, CO

DreamQuest Software and Bonzoid Studios are closely-related game development companies both located in Louisville, Colorado. They specialize in casual gaming and were considering entering the Nintendo market. The goal was to create a prototype of a "hidden object" game for the Nintendo DS that could be presented to publishers at the annual Game Developers Conference in February. A hidden object game, similar to Where's Waldo or I Spy, would work well for the Nintendo DS because of both the single touch screen and its already casual gaming market.

The project team developed a playable prototype for the Tablet PC using a Harry Potter theme. The object is to help Harry, on the top screen, get from one side to the other by finding objects on the bottom screen that he can use to negotiate obstacles. The game features a hint system, infinite room scrolling, and inspectable environments. The team and the art department at DreamQuest collaborated to deliver stunning animations and appealing graphics. The prototype was implemented in Flash and ActionScript.

PC-Based Emulator
PC-Based Emulator
Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
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