This year E3 presents tho brand new graduation games from the Danish academy of interactive entertainment with students from The School of Design: Blackwell’s Asylum and A Mother’s Inferno. Both teams are represented at the Expo in Los Angeles to present their games.
In fall 2011, design students from The School of Design, was involved in the design process in a serie of graduation games at the national academy of digital interactive entertainment, DADIU. Two of the games are now presented at E3.
IndieCade at E3!
A Mother’s Inferno – where you play a mother chasing her missing son – has been selected as part of IndieCade’s curated E3 showcase. A total of 20 games from all of the world has been chosen to be exhibited at E3.
Blackwell’s Asylum is Game of the Year!
Blackwell’s Asylum – where you have to escape the mental instituion on Blackwell’s Island outside New York – has won Intel’s Level Up competition as Game of the Year and Adventure/Roleplay award.
This means that the games will be at the E3 Expo and also that they will be going on Steam. Blackwell’s Asylum has also received a prize of 12.000$.
DADIU on the International Scene
DADIU’s game consultant and main teacher, Sřren Lundgaard is quite impressed: “DADIU has a great track record with presence at festivals. But making it to E3 – the largest game industry expo in the world – with not one, but two different student production yet again demonstrates that DADIU students can compete and succeed on the international scene. We are very proud of their great work”.
Both Blackwell’s Asylum and A Mother’s Inferno are Graduation Games from DADIU in 2011. Blackwell’s Asylum was originally called Blackwell, but has changed its name to avoid confusion with other Blackwell games.
In the fall semester of 2011, around 90 students from the art schools and universities in all of Denmark were immersed in computer games – doing classes, workshop and, lastly, a game production.
In the game production they were working in six full-fledged teams of approx. 17 students from November till late December
In the past, DADIU games have won numerous nominations at International festivals such as Indiecade, Penny Arcade Expo and IGF. See the full list: http://english.dadiu.dk/games
Pics from the games are available here: http://english.dadiu.dk/press/pressefotos/from-the-games
Intel Level Up is a worldwide contest for game demos. This is the fifth year the LevelUp contest has been running. This year’s Level Up has been made in cooperation with Valve and its Steam online game portal, which is the leading platform for gamers to buy games for the PC platform.
IndieCade is a games festival taking place in the fall in Los Angeles. They show a specially curated selection of the submitted games at E3. See the full line-up here: http://www.indiecade.com/2012/indiecade_at_e3/
E3 is the world’s largest computer games exhibition. It takes place on June 5.-7. In Los Angeles: http://www.e3expo.com/