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.
2020, Peoria IL
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Compliment Clash is a 2-D typing game where you, the bravest knight in all of Complimentaria, must use your compassion, love, and trusty keyboard to type out compliments to estranged and downright sad creatures. The pen may be mightier than the sword but it is the keyboard that will pierce even the hardest of hearts and bring smiles upon Complimentaria and the whole world!
Rockpocalpyse – become a rockstart and undergo a battle with the color-coded music-themed enemies using the power of rock. Aim at the screen with the guitar and strum to shoot! A tune emits from the thematic demon such as a country fiddle, or a metal rift as they get sent back to where they came! A fun take on a rhythmic colorful post-apocalyptic shooter will make anyone feel like a Rockstar God!
Suplex Showdown is a cooperative beat-em’-up game for the arcade cabinet in which two players must work together to suplex their way through a fast-paced, action-packed city, brought to life through vibrant visuals and retro-inspired gameplay. Choose from a selection of eccentric characters as you fight your way through the streets, museums, and arcades of Suplex Showdown!
Spell Scribe is an educational game designed to help educate players on cursive writing Players will defeat foes and progress through a magically shifting library by writing the words that appear before them. Each time the player starts the library layout will change, and new dangers will await them in the depths of the cursed building. Players will be able to acquire and scribe new words into their spell book to prepare for the dangers ahead of them. The spells known to players will be put into a deck. During combat, players will draw a hand of cards representing their spells, and each turn they will choose one card to play. The game is designed to encourage replayability, and through multiple playthroughs we hope that players would grow more familiar with individual letters and rules of cursive writing.
Explore the aftermath of a large battle as you discover what happened to the land you loved and all those who lived there.
Early bird is an interactive experience utilizing an alternative controller. The controller – a microphone – is housed in a state of the art portable sound room handcrafted by the team. The player embodies Sir Gallo VI, a rooster on a holy crusade. He must save the common folk from the evil sun with his strongest weapon, his wondrous screech. Become the roosters voice, save the common folk, scream at the sun. All, at Early Bird.
Circuit Breaker is a turn-based strategy game on a hex-based grid that puts the player in an arena facing down multiple enemies. To even the odds the player can take advantage of audiences which allows the player to access unique and powerful abilities.
Nebula is an interactive educational experience that is developed for the touchscreen monitor. Players create, design, and decorate their very own personal planets. From colossal terrestrial planets to dynamically artistic Gas Giants, the player is welcome to express their inner creativity and show who they are. Fun educational facts are also part of the experience. Find out more about what you’ve created and how it applies to the real world. Nebula fuses fun and science education with an astronomical amount of creativity.
Lingering Legacy is a 3rd person action-adventure game where you play as a spirit guardian, who is bestowed with the duty of eliminating the demons that roam the world. As the player, you will experience immersive fights with demons and fauna as you explore the world, following the goddess of knowledge’s guidance to achieve a balance once again.
Not Earth is a virtual reality boat ride through the alien planet, Ozara. Though the surroundings are reminiscent of Earth, the player will soon find out how different Ozara really is. Using the RotoVR motion chair and Oculus Quest, the player is sure to be fully immersed. Come explore somewhere that’s… well, it’s Not Earth.
Bottomline, from team Terminal Velocity, is a combat racing game featuring up to 4-player multiplayer support for the XBox One. In a time ruled by megacorporations, the top manufacturers in personal spacecraft compete in a high stakes race to showcase their newest models. Blaze across the map, blast enemies, and do everything you can to build up hype. In the end it’s the player who’s generated the most excitement that secures victory. The competition may be brutal, but it’s all about raising the bottom line.
Chromawave is an interactive music experience you wont want to miss. Pick from three different student-made songs to play along with, and see music in a whole new world! Play with up to 4 people to work together to create a beautiful scene filled with color.
The Last Charade
The Last Charade is an Alternate Reality Game that combines real-world puzzle solving with technology to create a unique experience that encourages exploration and critical thinking. The game has players exploring the venue, searching for “crime scenes” that gives them a clue towards solving the grand mystery– a murder! Each crime scene has an incriminating piece of evidence to discover, hidden behind a tricky puzzle. Can you solve each puzzle and determine who committed the foul deed?
The Last Charade
Animation Capstone Films
Astrobees is a 2D educational experience where players learn about genetics through space bees and space flowers. In this experience players get to choose sets of two flowers that have the version of the trait they like the most. Once they are all collected they head back into their ship to breed all the genes together to create their very own unique flower through the power of genetics and punnett squares.
Ground Control is a cooperative virtual reality puzzle game focusing on communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. This experience features two players working together to blast off with an enemy spacecraft, learning how to operate it as they go. The Pilot, wearing a VR headset, has full access to a panel with a litany of buttons, switches, and other alien technology. In contrast, the Navigator has no such engagement with the controls, but has a booklet of instructions to operate the ship. The Pilot must relay to the Navigator what they can see on the controls, and the Navigator must scan through their instructions to find the correct startup sequence for the shuttle.