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Alberta’s video game industry is slowly growing and getting the recognition it so deserves. Radu Muresan, game developer, designer, and artist behind the game Semispheres is proof of that and showcases Alberta’s ability to produce award winning games.
Muresan is a game developer based out of Calgary and is one of the Directors for the Calgary Game Developers Association. With the amazing support of this group, Muresan says that he had a lot of help to stay motivated and connected socially which helped immensely with the release of his game.
The game challenges players to use both sides of their brain simultaneously to complete puzzles while locked in a sort of meditative trance. With a split screen and duo-chromatic colour scheme, the player controls two characters and travels through portals to complete puzzles. And with more than fifty levels, the game keeps players engaged and guessing.
Muresan regarded the Digital Alberta award as a stepping stone before receiving additional recognition for the game. After the award, the game was accepted into the Unite Conference in 2015’s Made With Unity Showcase, as well as an official selection at the Indie Megabooth at the Game Developers Conference. Muresan has also been accepted into numerous additional conferences and game showcases for the game.
Digital Alberta is proud to support Radu and the growing game development community throughout Alberta. The 2017 Ember Awards are coming to Edmonton in September – keep an eye out for updates on entries, event details and be sure to join us as we continue to celebrate great digital talent across Alberta.