30th June 2005
LINZE’S COMPUTER GAME IS THE CAT’S WHISKERS
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game featuring an airborne cat catching fish and parachuting mice has won a
(22), an Interactive Multimedia at the Hull School of Art and Design, has won
the first Europrix
“We had to research traditional and new games and produce a section of a game in Macromedia Director software,” said Linze, who created the game as part of her course work.
The player controls a cat which has a jetpack attached to its back and which can fly by pedalling and pulling strings it can fly. The cat and has to navigate around city scenes to collect fish bones, parachuting mice and cat food for points.
“Once all the fish bones have been collected the cat has to get to its parachute so it can land safely and advance to the next level,” says Linze.
“My main aim was to create a game that is fun for all ages and I wanted the designs to be colourful and interesting, reflecting my own artistic style.”
“It is great news for Linze to win this award and receive national and international recognition for her work,” said Richard Vickers, senior lecturer in New Media at the Hull School of Art and Design.
“I know the work submitted for the competition was of a very high standard and to win first place outright is an excellent achievement.”
You can play Flight of the Felix online at: http://www.newmedia.lincoln.ac.uk/lbholt/fofgame.htm
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