Remember Avi? He’s teamed up with instructor Erica as part of Game-U’s New Jersey Accelerate program. Avi recently finished a quiz game in GameMaker Studio, and now, with Valentine’s Day breathing love into the February air, he’s created a Cupid game in Project Spark and some sweet 3D models in TinkerCAD.
What’s stronger than the power of love? Not goblins, for sure, at least not when they’re up against a bow-wielding Cupid! Using Project Spark’s Sculpt, Paint, and Prop tools, Avi created a village scene enclosed in an earthy canyon. Windmills, cottages, and a green town square make for an appealing place to live. The villagers, whom Avi created to wander about their home, no doubt agree – except for the goblins stalking their streets. But never fear! Avi’s villagers have a guardian Cupid to defend them. After swapping the original player’s mesh for that of the Blacksmith, a default NPC, Avi redesigned the Blacksmith in Character Studio to look like a baby cherub. A bow attached to the Blacksmith’s hand completed the look. Avi and Erica used “with flying” Kode to give the new Cupid his flying powers, so he can soar over the village and strike the enemy goblins with his arrows of love. Watch the goblins’ reactions when they’re struck. Pink heart shapes rise around them and they start dancing and making happy noises, all infamous schemes forgotten!
After his success in Project Spark, Avi moved on to TinkerCAD, the web-based 3D modeling program. Using tools that let him control the position, angle, and size of fundamental various shapes, Avi modeled 3D hearts with classic Valentine’s messages like, “Soulmate,” “Be Mine,” and “I Love You.” That’s not all! Everyone loves chocolate on Valentine’s Day, so Avi also created chocolate candies with fudge drizzle. They’re definitely good enough to print – in fact, they look almost good enough to eat!
What a great way to help us all enjoy Valentine’s Day, Avi! You’ve made some cool stuff here. We’re excited to see your progress not only in coding and level design, but also in 3D modeling. Keep it up! And check back soon!