Snowfall is a game I originally thought of for a weekly game-making challenge at The Sims Carnival where the theme was “music”. After struggling with the limitations of the Sims Carnival game maker, I decided to take my idea and make it in Flash. I also used the opportunity to learn Actionscript 3.
Move the mouse to move the sun anywhere on screen. Avoid touching snowflakes. Click to release a burst of warmth that melts snowflakes and earns points, but uses up a life. Play the game with sound turned on!
This was a semester-long project course at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center. The goal was to create a game that would teach elementary school children the basics of immunology, without resorting to military metaphors. (i.e., no “defending” against bacterial “attacks.”)
I functioned mainly as a programmer, implementing the user interface. I also composed music for the game and created and placed the sound effects.
- Project website
- Game download (58 MB ZIP) – requires a graphics card with a 3D accelerator. To play, unzip contents to a folder, and run Endo Patrol\game\runWorld.bat
These are the files used in the game, so they’re set up to loop.
One of the assignments for my Visual Story class was to create a short film that told a story without dialogue. My role in the group was sound designer; I also composed the soundtrack for the film.
I’ve put together several of my MIDI compositions, including in-progress versions of the songs. Download the songs.