GAME LAUNCH Ophidia rising – 7/29/16
By Tim Loew, executive director, MassDiGI
Ophidia, a beautiful, free and fun artistic action game in which you play as a serpent encircling creatures to win is now available to download on the App Store, Google Play and Itch.io. The game was created during the 2015 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by students Glinda Chen from RISD, Gary Charlton from Becker, Rachel Burton from WPI, Liam O’Donnell-Carey from LYIT, Matt Williams from Becker and Alex (Ripple) Parrish from Berklee.
Working over that summer, the team produced a functional beta of the game – watch the trailer here. From there, we brought the game into our LiveStudio program at Becker during the 15/16 academic year. Through LiveStudio, more students across a range of disciplines had roles in the further development of the game and getting it ready to launch.
Then, over the course of this summer, a team made up of past students from SIP, LiveStudio and other efforts put the final touches on the game and it is now available to download for iOS, Android and PC/Mac.