Cardboard Warcraft 3 Combat!
A board game adaptation of the Real Time Strategy game Warcraft 3. For our final project of our Game Systems class, (CMPM 176) we had to create an analog version of a digital video game. We chose to do a board game adaptation to emulate the systems present within the digital version of the game. This was a unlicensed class project based upon Warcraft 3 (all rights to Warcraft 3 held by Blizzard Entertainment).
With the conversion to a board game, we put a big focus on maintaining the balance between investing into growing your economy and creating an army. This required a lot of tweaking over the course of game creation to allow for multiple strategies that would work with each other in a way that the player's decisions were both significant but also didn't punish them too strongly. As this was for a class on Game Systems, throughout development, we kept track of our game loops using a program called Machinations(http://www.jorisdormans.nl/machinations/) to provide a visual aid. Through this, we were able clearly show the various loops that controlled our game flow and economy.
I was in charge of coming up with the idea as well as designing the game and coming up with the rules.
Showcase of art style and gameplay.
Board Creation - Garrick Liou
Rules/Design - Theo Erickson
Rules/ Design - Kennan Billimoria,
Art- Yaoshun Yu
Art - Chawei Wu
Art- Dina Rosenburg