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Alloy’s Virtual Robotic Life Forms Save Real Kids’ Lives

Fight juvenile diabetes while fighting for survival in the fantasy world of Alloy. The Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program (IFDM) at UNM is gearing up for the April 21st Live Release of Alloy, a computer game featuring robotic life forms fighting for survival in a vast mechanical world. Available for free download, Alloy will be accepting donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cure for Type I Diabetes.

Technology and artistry fuse together the advanced graphics, rich game-play, and imaginative stories that create Alloy. Players control a BuilderBot who explores the rusting world for rare pieces of scrap metal and assembles the pieces to build limitless combinations of HelperBots. Compete against other players and the forces of nature to “Save the Planet”.

Alloy is one of the IFDM Senior Capstone Projects involving over 30 students from The College of Fine Arts, The College of Engineering, and The Anderson School of Management. The team is led by winning participants of the 2011 New Mexico Game Jam and is mentored by Jon Whetzel, chairperson of the Rio Grande International Game Development Association.

For more information on Alloy and donating to JDRF please visit alloyvideogame.com

5 replies to this post
  1. PS: I am one of the team members working on this game. We’re getting a email signup put up soon, but in the mean time if you submit something through the contact form we’ll add you to our list. We’ll be having a closed beta starting April 1st, so keep your eyes peeled!

  2. Sounds interesting. After reading some of the info on the website, I’m curious as to what the gameplay looks like.

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