This year a DigiPen game, Solace, was selected to be featured in The PAX 10. The game is a rhythm, shooter, sidescroller that provides an interactive aesthetic experience. It uses dynamic audio and bullet shell overtones to provide a unique perspective on the five stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
This game was developed by One Man Down, a sophomore game team at DigiPen comprised of Robert Francis, Jordan Hemenway, Daniel Rosas, and Jami Lukins. Like all games developed at DigiPen, students created everything from the ground up, including the code, the game engine, the artificial intelligence, the music, and the overall gameplay experience.
We are thrilled for the Solace game team and their success. We look forward to cheering them on at PAX in September!