The Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals are to be taking place in Sydney, Australia this upcoming July, and the ten game design finalists for Xbox 360 or Windows have been announced. Students from around the world have been submitting their games in order to represent their country and to hopefully win the big cash prizes at the end of it. New this year were a couple of awards from Coca-Cola – both the Health Awareness Award and Environmental Sustainability Award encourage entries to tackle relevant issues regarding those topics and that has been reflected in the games.
There’s some interesting games to talk about it – a pertinent title from Japan focusing on restoring a city after a Tsunami, a Kinect-based Tai Chi title from China, and a cute Brazilian city planning game are some of the highlights. After three gruelling rounds of judging, the final ten have been picked and you can see them all below with a trailer to complement each.
BLUE FIELD by Esperanza (Japan)
An RTS title which has the player rebuilding a city after a tsunami hits.
InBalance by HammerBird (Ukraine)
Isometric strategy game about health and environment.
Influence by Hotfix (Belgium)
Strategy/Puzzle game about influencing for change.
Nano by Nano (France)
Action puzzler game about genetics and gene sequences.
Robert’s Quest by Radiant (Iceland)
Side-scrolling platformer about cleaning up the environment.
Clean World by Red Phoenix Studios (Portugal)
Third person action game featuring an animated machine aimed at cleaning up the environment.
Verdant Fantasy by TANG Thai (Thailand)
Multiplayer action game about the environment.
Bloom*Block by Team Blossom (Japan)
3D puzzle game about the environment.
Do More by The Doers (Brazil)
Strategy game about city planning.
TaiJi by xidianembed_6 (China)
Kinect-based Tai Ji game for health and well-being.
Via Andrew Parsons