2021

Starlight Hearth: Space Bartending!

Presenter: Luis Rivera

Research Category: Humanities and Arts
College: College of Arts Media & Design
Major(s): Game Design
Graduation Date: 2021
Additional Authors: Jerry Vogel, Savion Mercedes, Luis Bechara, Kieran Sheldon

At Team Squid, we set out to create a game that puts you in the shoes of an interstellar bartender. Starlight Hearth is a dialogue-based narrative game with mechanics that revolve around bartending… in space! Meet characters from across the galaxy, from a down-and-out android to a spaceship racer to a sentient color looking for love. 

We designed Starlight Hearth to fuse the welcoming atmosphere of a classic bar with the wild possibilities that lurk at the edges of space-time. Through playtesting and player feedback, we’ve produced a game full of camaraderie and mystery, with original writing and art supported by our talented programmers’ code.

The first round’s on the house!

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