WOMP!, a popular multiplayer game developed by MDM alumni, has won Best Student Game of 2011 at the 2nd Annual Canadian Videogame Awards. This award category targets top video games developed by students while attending a Canadian College or University. The CVAs honour and celebrate the best and brightest in Canadian videogames.
The collaborative, social multiplayer game was created by a team of five MDM graduate students. Bryan Clarke, Salvia Dhall, Bryant Drew Jones, David Marhal, and Karin Schmidlin developed WOMP! in their final semester of the program with the goal to create a game that bridges the gap between players of different levels of gaming experience - one that appeals to non-gamers and hardcore gamers alike.
In WOMP!, each player is responsible for a single function of the "Wobblegong" - a customizable flying contraption. All interactions in the game (e.g., flapping a wing) are performed with only a single button on the controller. Players are challenged to work together to control the flying machine through a dangerous environment.
The winners are voted by the final voting body, comprised of the CVA Advisory Committee and a wide representation of industry experts. The CVAwards ceremony will be held in Vancouver on May 18th.