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Bachelor Thesis Won the Award Czech Game of the Year 2017

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:00

The winner in the category for the best visual impression was the computer game "Under Leaves" which was created by a student of the Studio of Animation and Interactive Art Barbora Podhorská.


 The inspiration for the creation of this game was the series Planet Earth and Africa created by David Attenborough and the BBC. "The series offers gorgeous views from all over the globe. The first episode of Planet Earth focuses on different habitats and climatic zones. Therefore, this episode perfectly depicts the diversity of nature and the great differences depending on the location of a specific place. I was amazed by this variety and I decided to make it a part of my game, "says Podhorská who decided to create the so-called "hidden object game" in which the players have to find food for animals which is located in different natural environments. The game does not contain texts, just numbers. You can have a look at it here.

A piglet in the forest wants to eat chestnuts, a crocodile in the jungle would like to try a caterpillar and under the sea level, there are starfish, squids and goldfish. Each game environment has a specific colour. There are already nine environments because we have added some new ones this year. "I created the graphics for the game with aniline colours, then made a scan and adjusted it in Adobe Photoshop. After the adjustment, I uploaded it to the Unity game engine which helped me to put the individual scenes together, "says the author.

The co-author of the game, which is adapted for computers, phones and tablets (Android, iOS) and Apple TV, is the programmer Michal Berlinger. The musical part was created by Marek Poledna.

The aim of the awards Czech Game of the Year, which has nine categories, is to highlight the most interesting projects that were created on Czech gaming scene in the past year. The survey is organized by Tiscali Media, a.s., the publisher of gaming web site Games.cz and the magazine LEVEL under the auspices of the association Czech Games, o.s. - Organization of Czech creators of virtual entertainment. The Jury is composed of representatives of the organizing editors and game developers from association Czech Games. This year, the survey was organized for the eighth time.

Hana Pražáková

Last modified on Monday, 08 April 2019 13:51

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