BS in Computer Science
Computer Science Department
Ascendance is a 2.5D platformer adventure game for computers, developed in the Unity development environment over two quarters to apply computer graphics and software engineering principles to the programming and iterative development of a game. Players encounter enemies which they must defeat or avoid while they explore the level for the required objects that lead them to victory. Testing of Ascendance required several iterations of play testing and surveys by various testers with and without gaming backgrounds, and was followed by rapid refinement of game mechanics and aesthetics. The result is a fully functional demo that features a sophisticated start screen, backstory, tutorial, and single level, with the ability to easily expand the game to encapsulate more levels and new features.