LOGOUT

Quinn is a citizen of the social media-obsessed society of Outpost 72. As Quinn, send messages and emojis to others in the city to affect their behavior. Use these methods to solve puzzles, distract guards, and explore the world through the short narrative stealth adventure game of LOGOUT.

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Platform: Desktop/PC

Genre: Experimental, Indie, Adventure

Credits

Nancy Newren: Gameplay Engineer/Designer, Lead Level Designer
Tools used: Unreal

PlayWrite Studios team: (Listed in no particular order): McKensie Felix, Jensen Lillywhite, Yukun Peng-Drew, Andrew Liu, Brian Alexander, Lytal Ouska, Alanna Carroll, Ajay Sathish, Zeno Saviour, Chelsey Thompson, Mark Smith, Arpit Aggarwal

Tech Escape: If You Can!

You are either a really dumb tech out to prove your boss wrong, or you’re just a really dumb tech who’s about to be fired. Maybe if you can do some damage and not get caught or killed you’ll show your boss what’s what. Which you are on your way to do. That is if you can remember how to close all those stupid programs and get the heck out of dodge before the thing in the room gets you…

Praise for this game:

“Oh man, Nancy’s game looks great!

–Stephen Dona (Game Designer, Engineer)

“Her game had the best graphics. By far.

Jose Zagal Ph.d. (Associate Professor, EAE Univeristy of Utah)

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Test your keyboard command skills in this fun and short gamebook adventure featuring keyboard controls!

Play now for free on the web

Platform: Web Browser
Controls: Read and click! (You can do it!)

Genre: Experimental, Gamebook
Genre Inspirations: Text Adventures, Gamebooks, Fighting Fantasies

Credits

Nancy Newren: Original Concept, Sole developer, game design, narrative, cover image, more
Tools used: Unity (created the game cover image), C#, git, Quest, Chrome, Writing Skills 😉

Special Thanks: Jose Zagal for the theme, Rhett McNamara for the initial game idea.

I hope you make your way to the happiest of endings…

Want to learn more?

Read the inspiration and development journey here.

 

 

Schrodinger’s Uncertain Butterfly: A Principle in Perception

This is one of my personal favorites: Become a butterfly and explore a meadow of treasures. But beware: things are only as you perceive them to be!

2nd Place Judges Choice, Global Game Jam 2014

Praise for this game:

“OMG this game rulezzz!

–Roger Altizer Ph.d. (Associate Director, EAE University of Utah)

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Experience life as the uncertain butterly.

FREE download: Uncertain Butterfly

Platform: PC
Controls: Use the mouse for the menus. Then discover a different way to move with the same WASD
Genre: Experiential, Experimental

Credits

The More Betterflies team

  • Nancy Newren: Team lead, gameplay engineer, unique player movement, original concept, game design
    Tools used: Unity, C#, SVN
  • Shane Sumsion: artist/tech art
  • Swapnil Sawant: engineer
  • Casey Deans: producer

More Betterflies is on Facebook. We’d love to hear what you think!

Armadillo Smash N’ Roll

Armie has been a “lab rat” — nearly nothing to compares to that insult! — to aliens for far too long. But what the aliens haven’t realized is that they’ve trained and taught him, possibly enough for Armie to make a daring, and fun, escape!

Editor’s Pick Award, 2013

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Help Armie smash n’ roll his way to freedom in this fun experimental mobile game for windows 8!

Unfortunately, this game is no longer available for play.

Platform: Windows 8
Controls: Touch the direction on the circle to roll armie up and manuever your way to freedom!

Credits

My contribution: UI/UX, platform build and publishing engineer, ideation
Tools used: Unity, C#, SVN

Rest of the team:  Gagan Singh (engineer), Nancy Newren (engineer), Robert Guest (artist), Casey Deans (producer), Brad Dedea (producer).

Soon after this fun little project, and before we could refine our level designs, our small team moved on to bigger things, but we’re on Facebook!