Trouble in Toy Town

Student Entrant 2016

DigiPen Institute of Technology
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Trouble in Toy Town is a couch-multiplayer game where 4 players, attached together by ropes, compete to collect the most buttons, while hindering others from achieving their goal.

We wanted to make a game that had a strong emphasis on physics, which are custom made, from scratch, in C++. That's when the idea of having a multiplayer game that is both competitive and cooperative emerged. Attaching 4 players to ropes gives the game an interesting dynamic.As for the theme, we spent lots of meetings trying to come up with a nice setting, until someone came up with the idea we went with, which is having the players be toys inside of a toy box. We used very bright colors and letter blocks to give the game a lighthearted feel, since it is a very casual multiplayer experience.