Date

6-2014

Degree Name

BS in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science Department

Advisor(s)

Michael Haungs

Abstract

The goal of this senior project was to develop a web­based game that emphasized narrative through gameplay within the context of a tactical RPG gameplay style. As the project developed, emphasis shifted from narrative to refining gameplay and making decisions within gameplay meaningful and satisfying. The project elaborates on the standard tactical RPG combat system, incorporating mechanics and ideas from various other games. This was done in order to make the play feel challenging and rewarding as well as to avoid some of the pitfalls that bog down existing games in this genre. Since work was concentrated on building the core gameplay, the final product was a functional game with a focus on a strong strategic core instead of progression and narrative content.

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