What is Minimized?
Minimized is a 2.5D platforming game created using the Unreal engine by four students from DeVry University. The game is part of a midterm project for their Game and Simulation Programming major, and all assets have been created from scratch and implemented by them. Unlike the standard First-Person Shooter action that the Unreal Engine offers, we have pushed the envelope by changing and adapting the engine's code in order to create a three-dimensional game while keeping everything on a two-dimensional plane during gameplay. All code, models, animations, sounds, and level design have been artfully designed and tweaked in order to create a beautiful, casual, and fun environment for the player to explore without the high-intensity gameplay normally found in games created using the Unreal Engine. The player will be forced to use their wit and imagination while exploring the game world to unlock all game assets and complete the progressive levels. In a nutshell, Minimized is a fun and relaxed game with an art and gameplay style of its own, and will be enjoyable for both hardcore as well as casual gamers.