“Run for power” is a multiplayer game about clash of different electric power sources. The goal of the game is to overcome your opponent’s power company in order to be the only energy producer in a city.
As a player you can build different types of fossil and renewable energy plants that produce relevant units. The battle system in the game is built to show that every existing power source has its strong and weak sides. So make wise choices, be quick and with a bit of luck you will gain the upper hand in the epic fight of power.
“Run for power” is a touchscreen game for kids that was created for Hengelo HEIM museum by 6 second year students from Saxion University in a period of 8 weeks.
Best Student Game: “Run for power” was essentially made for a 3-5 minute gaming experience during a museum exhibition dedicated to the “renewable energy” theme. During the relatively short development period of 8 weeks the game's mechanic was iterated many times due to the unique environment where the game is played. Our main goal was to achieve a clear, engaging and deep gaming experience with a short initial learning time, while focusing on a vision that such a serious theme as “renewable energy” is also can be fun.
All the visual design work was made in order to be attractive and memorable for visitors of the museum’s game event. For this reason we kept the visuals friendly, cartoony and familiar to our core audience. The best feedback for us was the fact that many players did play our game several times and invited other visitors of the event to play it together.