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Better Call Paul
Better Call Paul

Gameplay - Menu

Better Call Paul
Better Call Paul

Gameplay - Reboot

Better Call Paul
Better Call Paul

Gameplay - Starting Point

Better Call Paul
Better Call Paul

Gameplay - Menu

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What Is: better call Paul?

 

Your role as a technician at the Games Academy is never-ending. It seems like no matter how many problems you solve, two more pop up in their place. Run around the academy completing mini-games to fix the students' computers to make sure you get the highest score and keep your job...

Global Game Jam 2020

For the Global Game Jam 2020, most of previous years team came back with a few new faces.

The theme this year was: Repair. We ended up with a 2D top-down game where you play as our university's very own technicians whos work at the Games Academy is widely appreciated. There are threes to repair computers depending on their problem.

Reboot - Hold space until the reboot is complete.

Fixing the Firewall - Spam space and race the unwanted creatures to the firewall and fix it before they breakthrough.

Virus - Quickly type characters as they fall down from the screen.

I was the only programmer being involved in this project. It was a challenge getting everything done in time as well as working closely with the Joel (Audio) using Fmod for the first time to get adaptive music into the game.

Making the environment that can be destroyed and pushed around was another challenge I faced and created some humourous bugs which ended up staying as a feature. (If the monitors spin out, you can't get close enough to fix them).