SGX.18

The Stout Game Expo (SGX) invites you to play dozens of free games at their semi-annual gaming event.
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SGX 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Great Hall - Memorial Student Center

The Stout Game Expo (SGX) invites you to play dozens of free games at our semi-annual gaming event. The games were created by freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior students on a variety of platforms. For more information, email us at sgx@uwstout.edu.

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Cover art for Turnip Town's Umbrella Mondays / UW-Stout

Exhibited at the last SGX was Umbrella Mondays, another of UW-Stout's games that have received international recognition. Umbrella Mondays leads players through Fella's world, where a mysterious, bright-green rainshower begins to fall. Fella has lost parts of her memory and must explore her world, encountering puzzles and unlocking clues, to regain her memories and solve the mystery.

The development team, Turnip Town, is comprised of ten students, who collaborated on the project over a period of one academic year in a capstone project led by instructor Karl Koehle. There are five artists from the game design and development program and five programmers from the computer science program. 

Umbrella Mondays - SGX 2018 Trailer / UW-Stout

As explained in their production blog, the team collaborated with students from Berklee College of Music to create customized sound effects and music tracks that create a relaxing and therapeutic game experience. The game also features a unique, student-created language and a set of detailed textures that were designed using Substance Designer, a 3D material authoring program.

Umbrella Mondays is one of four UW-Stout games that have received international recognition. Students from the team represented the game at the International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play, which was held October 11-13 at Michigan State University in East Lancing, Mich.

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