UA Little Rock game designers create "Galactic Scoundrels" | Rock Candy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

UA Little Rock game designers create "Galactic Scoundrels"

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click to enlarge SPACE WESTERN GAME IS IN THE CARDS: Galactic Scoundrels creators (left to right) Tanner Marshall, Brad Sims, Olivia Dunlap, Joe Williams and Robbie Hunt. - BEN KRAIN/UA LITTLE ROCK COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
  • Ben Krain/UA Little Rock Communications and Marketing
  • SPACE WESTERN GAME IS IN THE CARDS: Galactic Scoundrels creators (left to right) Tanner Marshall, Brad Sims, Olivia Dunlap, Joe Williams and Robbie Hunt.

Galactic Scoundrels, a space-Western storytelling card game created by a group of UA Little Rock employees, students and alumni, is set for an initial production run of around 800 units that will finish in January 2019.

The game’s creators, who call themselves Little Rock Game Designers, started an affiliated company, Little Rock Games, which raised $27,430 for game development through a crowd-funding campaign, far exceeding their goal of $17,000. Meanwhile, a press release reads, the game’s developers — UA Little Rock Department of Rhetoric and Writing Professor Joseph Williams, graduate students Tanner Marshall and Olivia Dunlap, alumnus Robbie Hunt and faculty members Brad Sims and Kevin Cate — are already working on the next project, “To the Rescue.” In it, players learn how to run an animal shelter and help real-world shelters by supporting the game. “People can make it a charity experience for themselves,” Williams said. “We believe that games can be more than entertainment, that they can be used to do something meaningful in the world. This is a game that definitely fits that category.”

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