11th October 2005

 

AIRBORNE CAT IS PURRFECT COMPUTER GAME

 

A computer game created by a Hull student featuring an airborne cat catching fish and parachuting mice continues to earn plaudits.

 

Linze Holt (22), an Interactive Multimedia student at the Hull School of Art and Design, won the Europrix UK competition in June with her game Flight of the Felix. 

 

Since then the game has appeared on a whole host of web sites and has won the Editor’s Choice award on www.bonus.com which showcases games created by more than 1,000 individual authors.

 

The game also appears on sites including www.milkandcookies.com, www.freeonlinegames.com

 

“I think my game was brought to the attention of www.bonus.com by the amount of web activity it has had, as other web sites have added my game to their own sites too,” said Linze.

 

There is no award ceremony as such but it's nice to know my work is getting recognised!”

 

In Flight of the Felix, which Linze created 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 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.”

 

You can play Flight of the Felix online at: http://www.newmedia.lincoln.ac.uk/lbholt/fofgame.htm

 

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