Reivor is a 2 player asymmetrical hotseat turn based strategy game for the tablet. Set in the near future, one player must invade into an office, obtain an objective and leave, whilst the other must protect the office by controlling the security drones.
A digital boardgame of misinformation and trickery, the game’s strength lies in bluffing both within the game and outside the game as you pass the tablet along to your opponent. As the Assailant, you’ll have the information you need, but only a very small selection of tools to obtain your objective. As the Defender, you’ll have plenty of tools, but you’ll need to sift through far more information to find and capture the Assailant.
Play mind games, trick your opponent and capture your objective. That’s what you need to do in Reivor.
Best Student Game
The game was made in approximately 6 weeks by 20 students, part time, in a 5 month period. Whilst we had some oversight from our supervisors, our game was of our own concept and creation, and we're very proud of what we learnt within the period and the work that we did in our time. Our art direction is inspired by two distincts aesthetics to create our vision of the near future, Art Deco and Vaporwave. The office is neatly decorated with the opulence of Art Deco, taking real life inspiration from places such as Dubai to convey the wealth within the office. Vaporwave influenced the world outside of the office, which can be most directly seen in the character's style and clothing. We also ensured that the music fitted with the art direction, especially creating that sense of unease using vaporwave. Please note that the game is again, built for the tablet. The art, especially the rooms, are 2d renders of 3d objects which are placed in perspective with the actual 3d models that are rendered in engine. Depth information is also rendered out to ensure that the 3d models such as the characters are rendered behind objects which partially obscure tiles such as chairs. In the engine, the floor of the room and the walls which a door or window can be spawned in are selected in a custom-made tool.