Grumpy Snowmen (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)

logoDate: Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Authors: PI: Brian Winn Team: Kristina Cunningham, William Jeffery, Jon Moore, Eric Musser, Dan Sosnowski

In the game, rival big ten schools have setup snowforts across MSU campus, populating them with grumpy snowmen. The player controls Sparty in an effort to remove the grumpy snowmen in a whimsical fashion. The game parodies the now classic artillery-style gameplay featured in Angry Birds.

Through play, the game helps educate the player about Michigan State University while also building loyalty and school spirit among alumni, current students, faculty/staff, and fans.

The Grumpy Snowmen Holiday Edition was made as a 2011 holiday game for alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. Due to the popularity of the game, in January 2012 we created 16 additional levels for a total of twenty. The new levels were developed in response to player requests for additional campus locations and game challenges. The twenty level package represents the Grumpy Snowmen Deluxe Edition.

Project URL: http://gel.msu.edu/grumpysnowmen

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