Push Masters

A console-based multiplayer arcade game.

About

Push as many passengers as you can into the train before it departs. Stuff them all in!

Push Masters is a console-based multiplayer arcade game where players have to push passengers into the trains within the time limit. The demand for train rides is increasing as more passengers show up. Players are constantly pushing, dragging, and using their unique abilities to move the slow passengers to their trains.

There are unique characters and challenges while players continue to challenge higher levels. It is up to the players to choose to work together (Co-op mode) or play against each other (competitive mode).

My Roles

Project Manager, UI/UX Designer, and Game Designer



Software Used

Game Demo

Screenshots

Key Features

Multiplayer fun all-around!
Cooperative and competitive modes are both chaotic and fun.

Unique Pushers’ skills
Normal push sometimes is not enough, you have to use your skills to make those passengers move faster. Use that Punching Gun or throw those Banana Peels! Play and find out more skills you can use!

Unique challenges at every level!
Passengers slowly walk into the station, but they are not fast enough! New passengers with different challenges at every level.

Initial Interface Design

The game is fairly simple, therefore it doesn't require to display a lot of information. The most important information required during gameplay is the level's objectives, time, and skill cooldown. The following are some iterations of the game interface design.

Players: The Pushers

The game's playable characters are friendly-looking Pushers. Each of them has the same "small push" ability and a special skill/tool that enables them to push passengers or players around. Their similar appearance was a major design decision in order to not confuse the players during gameplay so it stands out in the wide range of passengers with different appearances.

The following are some special abilities/tools and their effects:
  • Punching gun: a power push that can push forward anyone in front.
  • Magnet: attracts groups of passengers closer to the players.
  • Smelly farts: repel passengers away from the player.
  • Banana peels: make a passenger slip and slide forward.

NPC: Passengers

The game has a fun mixture of different NPCs to spice up and add more excitement to the experience. All of them have different characteristics, such as speed, weight, and behaviors, to make the pusher's job more challenging and enjoyable. They are introduced throughout the game at different levels.

Level Design

There are two main challenges in each level: push the required number of passengers into the train and a time limit. All levels take place at a train station platform, where passengers are either walking to the trains slowly, getting off the trains, or just walking around.

The following are some special abilities/tools and their effects:
  • At the beginning of each level, trains will arrive at the station. The level starts as soon as the trains' doors are opened.
  • Players will need to push the required number of passengers into the train before the time runs out and the train leaves the station.
  • Upon completing a level, a new level(s) and passengers will be unlocked.

Future Possibilities

Push Master was a four-month project where the experience was similar to indie studios where we had pressures to meet deadlines and develop an alpha version of the game. We ran user tests, run demo days and presentations for the game. We had a lot of positive feedback and interest in the game. It was a great experience and I am grateful for everything my team and I have accomplished together in a short period.



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