Prakash Prasad

Project Title

Snowball Fight

Description

Snowball Fight is a multiplayer-only First Person Shooter (FPS) game developed using the Unreal Engine (UDK).

Players fight across a snow covered playground in teams. Teams are trying to dominate the area in the center of the playground. Players can use snow for both offensive as well as defensive play. Snow can be thrown at opponents to ‘knock them out’ or be used to build snow walls which offer protection and strategic flexibility. The snow needed for those actions can be gathered by simply crouching on a snow covered landscape. When players have taken too many snowball hits, they can warm themselves with a glass of hot cocoa and get back to the playground. Players with too many snow hits get too cold, and get slower as a result.

The development team constituted of 7 members, out of which 3 were programmers, and I had the role of technical lead on the project.

Features
  • Cel-shading post-processor
  • Local Multiplayer support
  • Playground level
  • Custom sound cues for environment
  • Menu system to host and join a game
  • Customized third person camera
  • Throwable snowball weapon with a parabolic projectile trajectory
  • Building walls of snow for defensive cover
  • Customized HUD which represents player’s body temperature
  • Drink cocoa to warm-up body
  • Custom player models
Technologies

Unreal Engine, UnrealScript

Source Code

BitBucket - Snowball Fight

Release

Windows binary (140.4 MB)

Year

2009