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World of BEAU Craft Creates ‘Crystal Creeps’

Mark Sorenson (back left) takes in some time with students in the 'Game Lounge'.

 Making a video game is hard. It takes time and a bunch of talent. Fortunately for BEAU, there are talented students and faculty that have been craving out part of their free time to make a video game a reality. BEAU recently launched their video game club called ‘World of BEAU Craft’. World of BEAU Craft was started by Game Art Program Chair, Mark Sorenson and Ryan Lamb, who is in charge of helping the students with game coding.

Sorenson and Lamb created the club to help students advance their career while giving them real-world experience with creating a video game from the ground up. Students are able to utilize their talents through concept art and ideas for the video game. BEAU students are trained for game design structures, how to meet deadlines and fostering a competitive spirit. They also receive one-on-one feedback from an instructor that is working in the field and an experienced coder.

World of BEAU Craft created Crystal Creeps, a Sci-Fi, role playing adventure game. Crystal Creeps is being built around a combination of concept art, story and coding.

Cathy Buckwell, one of the students involved with Crystal Creeps, spoke of how important the project is to her. “For me, it’s like having an internship while still in school. It’s an awesome opportunity for me to work on a real game and create aspects I can put into my portfolio.”

This project is currently ongoing and there will be an update to the group’s progress soon.