On July 26th, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) invited students from the National Junior Classics League to come and beta test VR Kottabos, one of the free educational games that is being developed through the Sailing with the Gods partnership with the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Computer Game Design and Development program’s Dr. Joy Li, and her class in Educational and Serious Game Design. Kottabos was one of the most popular skill-based ancient party games!
Over 50 NJCL high school students came, having the chance to try the immersive Classical game on an HTC Vive headset. The students provided helpful feedback for the KSU programmers, who were also in attendance. The lead programmers, Donovan Lott, KSU alumnus and independent programmer, and Aiden Gohlke, KSU Computer Game Design and Development student, assisted the students and took notes.
Thanks to the students for their participation and to ECDS and the ECDS staff for hosting this test day.
Look out for VR Kottabos to launch on the ECDS Steam page, free, later this year, and for updates on this blog!