Creation, development, innovation
We’re developers, designers, and dreamers.
We’re devoted to creating something new. Something that has never been done before. Something almost magical
The Department of Interactive Media at Bradley University empowers students to pursue their dreams as developers, designers, and innovators. The FUSE show allows these students to share their work with the greater Peoria community.
4-27-18, 10am – 5pm
Peoria, IL Riverfront Museum
Enjoy our boardgame stations! This year we have Party Corgis where players use Party Favors or use special Corgi Powers with the goal of attracting as many corgis as possible to their party! Disputes for Dominance a 3 player card game where players take turns playing cards, trying to gain as many influence dice as possible from others while maintaining their own. Timeless in which a time traveler goes back to the time of the French Revolution to ensure the demise of Maximillien Robespierre. And finally, Criminal Callout, a 9 card game played by 3 players. A murder has occurred in the player's town and they're trying to figure out who the guilty party is, without being accused themselves.
The sophomore animation class has been tasked with creating fun and exciting animations to present in the DOME Planetarium. Each student has worked to make a 30-second to 1.5 minute animation using the Adobe Creative Suite. The animations will show at 12:15, 1:45, and at 4:00pm on Saturday, April 27th.
The Senior Animation Capstone is the final project for animation students and a culmination of their years studying software and various animation techniques. Each student makes their own animated short, which may be hand-drawn, digitally animated, or designed in 3D. From concept sketches to the silver screen, these students have brought their imaginations to life over two semesters of hard work and preparation. FUSE is the only chance you may have to view these epic films on the big screen, so be sure to grab a seat and enjoy!
Deep Space Escape
Deep Space Escape is a Virtual Reality escape room set in a simulated training sequence. Jump into the HTC Vive in order to complete your training and become a space cadet! But, before you can become a real space cadet, you must first use your technology and find a way to repair your damaged ship. There are many obstacles to get across, objects to interact with, and puzzles to solve while inside the training simulation! Use your tools and your wit to make your way across your ship and repair the engine within the time limit, and finally become a real space cadet!
The world is under siege from aliens! Human technology has proven useless against the advanced, extra-terrestrial attacks and things are looking grim. After trying every known method of defense we are turning to unorthodox measures of protecting Earth. All hope has nearly been lost when suddenly a hero emerges from the most unlikely of places. Hailing from a small farm in Iowa comes Hot Wings, a mutant chicken with the unique ability to defeat aliens with her incredible abilities! Control Hot Wings as she scrambles to eat a variety of peppers and obtain Pepper Powers to fight off the invading aliens! Use attacks such as fire breathing, water spewing, and electric shocking against a variety of enemies, all with their own unique weakness. Stand your ground and survive as long as possible in a fast-paced, alien-frying, frenzy that is fun for all ages!
Nebula is an interactive educational experience that is developed for the touchscreen monitor. Individual players create, design, and decorate their very own personal planets. From colossal Terra planet, to dynamically artistic Gas Giants, the player is welcome to express their inner creativity and show who they are. To begin, the player will first choose the type of planet they want to create, Terra Planet, or Gas Giant. In creating the Terra Planet, they will be able to paint a variety of biomes such as grass, snow and bodies of water onto their planet, as well as an assortment of mountains and trees that take their own unique form depending on the biome they are placed in. With Gas Giants, the player can express their unique creativity in an assortment of bright, expressive colors and patterns which are all in lively dynamic motion. Last but certainly not least is the scientific and educational elements to the experience. After the player finishes their very own planet, they will see fun educational facts about their creation. Nebula fuses fun and educational science with an astronomical amount of creativity.
Spell Scribe is a 2D, tower defense style game designed for tablets. The game is about a magician’s library that has run amok and has started releasing monsters from the books. Players must return the creatures to their books using various spells they have at their disposal. Each spell requires the player to write a single word in cursive to charge the abilities. We are making this game to help people of all ages grow more familiar with the form and structure of cursive writing. We hope that after playing the game, the users will have an easier time recognizing the various letters and how they connect to one another in practical use.
Order Up! Pizza Pop is a two-player competitive light gun game. Pop needs orders filled, and he needs them fast! Players use their trusted topping launchers to fling an assortment of toppings onto airborne pizzas. Utilize accuracy and a perfect balance of toppings to win. Will your sharpshooting reign supreme? Or will your opponent take the title of big cheese?
MOCsat is a mobile application built by Bradley students for monitoring the health of small satellites being built and launched by students at the University of Illinois. The app monitors such things as satellite battery health, power levels, and when it will be within communications range of the U of I ground station.
BU EARTH has created an Augmented Reality Environment for NASA Astronauts. We’re using the Microsoft Hololens to show it off. This environment is used to walk astronauts through tasks while both on and outside of the International Space Station. Come try out the Hololens as it instructs you how to build a popsicle stick catapult!
Match Ride Rescue
Match-Ride Rescue is a side-scrolling arcade game. You play as an insect rescue ranger named Wick and bravely pilot a tiny match-powered hot-air balloon. Your goal is to save other bugs from a flood. You adventure through a forest, avoiding thorns, water droplets, and other obstacles. You must conserve the balloon's fuel to successfully traverse the landscape, collecting matches to refuel. Drifting above pools of water and riding through gusts of wind, you must save all the bugs you can and deliver them to safety.
We Who Linger
Settled in an isolated valley, a village struggles to survive an onslaught of twisted spirits. Can you change the tide and help the village stand on its own two feet? We Who Linger is a single player wave-based combat game where you run, jump, and glide around a magical world collecting artifacts, retrieving memories, praying to shrines, and fighting hordes of evil spirits to ensure the safety of one village tucked in the ruins of a long forgotten past.
Space Slam is a multiplayer game played on an arcade table using trackballs to control the players. Players can choose their character and get ready to slam - into each other! Players collect powerups, bounce off walls and knock others into deadly lasers. When a player kills another, the player gains a point but if the player dies, they will lose a point. The player with the most points wins and becomes the Space Slam champion!
Animal Arena Attack
Animal Arena Attack is a Cooperative Boss Fighting game where two players, an agile Eagle and a cunning Salamander, must team up to take down the all powerful Chimera that stands before them. Using both ranged and melee attacks, the players must duck and dodge through a gauntlet of menacing abilities thrown at them by the Chimera. Watch out though, as the further you get in the fight, the stronger the Chimera will become. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?
Apocalicious: A Recipe for Disaster is a minigame monster creator filled with magic and mayhem. Save the world from the fiery clutches of the spicy boss, a pepper heck-bent on setting the world ablaze. Stir wild concoctions, bake weapons of sugar, and watch your monsters stand up against spicy evil!