We had our Soft Opening on Wednesday, December 30th. It was a little cool but still sunny day. At 10:30 AM we began to set up for Soft Opening inside Building No.250, in front of the Starbucks. The three ETC teams at the SV campus took part in this Soft Opening. The first team, Five Sided Square, made a board game using SIFTEO cubes. The game’s name is “Miami Heist,” and the goal of this game is to become rich or build many buildings. The second team, Crescendo, made a playable music game like Guitar Hero that uses orchestra instruments like a clarinet, keyboard, timpani, violin, and conductor’s baton. The name of this game is Do-re-mi Pets. The third team is anteater: they made a puzzle game using Unity that has seventeen levels.
At 11:30 AM the teams ate very delicious pizzas for lunch. Many EA employees came to our Soft Opening using their lunch time. Because the teams set up near a cafeteria, it was easy for people to walk by our projects. People had a fun time interacting with the project displays since all of the projects are based on making playable games. This got people very interested in the projects and they had a good time playing with them.
At 1:50 PM a group of students from a local high school came by to look at the projects. All of the teams received good feedback from the EA employees and students. People liked Five Sided Square’s board game even though it took a little time to understand the rules of the game. People also really enjoyed playing with the SIFTEO cubes for the game. The Crescendo team was also well received. People had a fun time playing their music game and said they would visit their website. AntEAter was also pretty popular. Many people spent time figuring out their puzzles and got addicted to trying to beat all of the puzzles. People even found many different ways to solve the puzzles. We are thankful to our faculty and the EA staff who helped us setup our Soft Opening and made it run so smoothly.