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Light & Sound: Get video games helping developers

At Narratech Laboratories we have launched the LIGHT & SOUND campaign to ask you to help us TRY OUR GAMES. For each project you try, filling out the corresponding questionnaire, you will win -in gratitude- a participation in the draw of a Steam key that we will celebrate very soon, with games such as Cyberpunk 2077, Call of the Sea, Moonlighter or The Longest Road on Earth.

You’re one step away from making a developer happy… and to get these games! 😉

Fear of the dark?

We just published OSCURO on Itch.io, a serious game to help people with nictophobia (fear of the dark) to overcome this uncomfortable situation. Download it for free and play it now on your Windows PC.

Then answer this questionnaire with your opinion about the game (in the first question type the identifier you want):

Face silence!

We’ve also recently released the Accessible Audio Toolkit (AAT) on Unity Assetstore, an audio accessibility tool for developers. We need you, as someone knowing anything else about this technology, to do now the following experiment: play Death Impact, a small PC game for Windows… without sound.

Simply follow the instructions in the questionnaire, from where you can download the game, to finally answer it properly. Randomly choose one and only one of these two options (flip a coin if you prefer), follow the corresponding link and do everything that the questionnaire asks for:

Sweepstakes Rules

If you participate in both projects, you will have twice as many possibilities, but in each project you can only fill out 1 questionnaire per person. Do it BEFORE June 14th, 2021, not forgetting to give your email address and Steam account at the end, so we can contact you and give you the digital copy of a video game if it turns out it’s you win.

We will announce the winners right here on July 1, 2021.

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Our Game Tester course is back!

In 2015 we already celebrated, with great success, this formative activity on Quality Control and Testing in Video Games. This year we return to the burden with more things to teach, games to try and expert guests who will teach us everything about QA and Game Testing. If you are students of the Faculty, sign up on the official form to get 1 ECTS credit!

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Test&Play 2020 Contest Winners

The jury formed by Toni Guillem and Luis Miguel Ruano, as members of Electronic Arts, and Federico Peinado and Javier Cortés, as members of Narratech Laboratories, has finished their deliberation and on July 15, 2020 proceeded to proclaim the winners of the contest “Create your own video game against the Coronavirus!”, also launching public thanks to the community of testers who have helped these days to try our tools for video games.

As the winner of the contest and first qualifier in the ranking that the jury has issued we have round.droid which obtains Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Origin PC) and FIFA 20 (PS4) as awards. Great job! 🙂

In second place we have manlop02 who also takes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Origin PC) and FIFA 20 (PS4).

The bronze medal is for rodrigodiegar who gets Battlefield V (Origin PC) and FIFA 20 (PS4) as rewards.

Finally, although they do not access the podium, the jury has also wanted to highlight the contributions of:

  • jorgemomartin that takes Battlefield V (Origin PC) and FIFA 20 (PS4).
  • miangelmoreno2, with Need for Speed Heat (Origin PC).
  • rbuzonurban also with Need for Speed Heat (Origin PC).
  • santigil009 with a digital copy of FIFA 20 (PS4).

Congratulations to the winners and thank you all so much help! 😀

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Winners of the Test&Play 2020 Draws

At the general meeting of Narratech Laboratories held this July 1st, 2020, we have drawn the video games that we promised as a thank you to the community of testers who have helped all these days that the event has lasted to validate our video game tools.

The lucky one who takes the digital copy of Half-Life: Alyx is tukaram92

While the Cyberpunk 2077 copy has gone to dmijares

Congratulations to the winners and thank you all so much for your help! 😀

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Evaluate our aerospace proof of concept

“Who will watch the watchers?”

Juvenal

Flight simulators are well-known training tools for pilots within the aerospace world. However, training of flight instructors themselves does not have similar tools.

The following video is a proof-of-concept of Pilot Trainers Simulator, a simulator software for PC in which we can put ourselves in the shoes of a flight instructor and both design the training and evaluate the performance of different virtual pilots.

Watch this short video before answering the evaluation questionnaire…

If you have aeronautical and aircraft piloting knowledge, it would help us a lot that you, after viewing the video, answer this short questionnaire (in Spanish) BEFORE June 21st 2020 to give us your opinion.

Thank you so much for your cooperation!

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Try our VR demo and win Half-Life: Alyx

If you have a Windows PC and a compatible Virtual Reality device (Rift, Rift S, Vive, etc.) with controllers for both hands… You’re in luck! 🙂

You can get Half-Life: Alyx by testing our VR demo and giving your opinion…

Take part in our little experiment on immersion and “feeling of presence” in virtual reality right now and you’ll enter the draw of what is arguably the best VR game ever, Half-Life: Alyx (one digital copy that we give you as a gift on the Steam account you prefer!).

All you have to do is to follow the instructions in our questionnaire, from where you can download the software to try (an Escape Room minigame that uses our NPC VR system), and then answer it properly.

Choose one and only one of these two options (throw a coin if you prefer), following the corresponding link and doing everything the questionnaire requires:

Important: To get the reward you must fill out 1 UNIQUE questionnaire per person (only 1 OPTION, never both) BEFORE June 26st, 2020, by entering your email address at the end, so we can contact you. We will release the winner on July 1st, 2020.

Hey! Do you want to win more games? Test some other tool! 🙂

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Get Cyberpunk 2077 by testing our system

If you have basic knowledge of Unreal Engine with Blueprints (being a professional video game developer or a simple amateur)… You’re interested in this! 😉

If you want to get Cyberpunk 2077, use our system and fill out the questionnaire…

We have just published GOAP NPC, a tool to be able to define the behavior of the characters of a video game using objective-based action planning, a very interesting AI technique.

Collaborate with us on testing this system and you’ll enter the draw for one of the most anticipated video games of recent years, Cyberpunk 2077 (one digital copy that we give you as a gift on the Steam account you prefer!).

All you have to do is carefully follow the instructions in our questionnaire, download and install the UE4 plugin from the Unreal Marketplace (GOAP NPC) and then answer our questions properly:

Important: To get the reward you must fill out 1 UNIQUE questionnaire per person BEFORE June 21st, 2020, by entering your email address at the end, so we can contact you. Save the project you have done following the instructions because we will ask you about it if you are the winner. We will release the winner on July 1, 2020.

Hey! Do you want to win more games? Test some other tool! 🙂

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Create your own video game against Coronavirus!

If you like video games and want to have a good time creating your own… don’t miss this! 😉

To enter the contest and get these prizes, just create a little game using our intuitive app…

We’re building an app, which serves to create video games based on funny tactical battles in a very simple way. Anyone, without programming or creating graphics or sounds, can have his/her own game ready in minutes, even the smallest of the house 😉

We are excited to release this application by creating video games with a very special theme, “The Good Doctors”, paying tribute to the winners of the Princess of Asturias Award of Concord 2020: OUR SANITARY!, who have taken care of us and have bravely faced the pandemic of COVID-19. Real heroes!

Set the stage to your liking, choose the story, the music… Put your health heroes and evil viruses wherever you want, and let the battle begin!

Take part in our tribute and if your game is among the winners you will receive download keys for titles like FIFA 20 (5 download codes for Playstation 4!) and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Battlefield V and Need for Speed Heat (2 download codes each, via Origin for PC!). What are you waiting for? 😉

All you have to do is carefully follow the instructions in our questionnaire, from where you can download the application, and then go answer it properly:

Important: To get the reward you must fill out 1 UNIQUE questionnaire per person BEFORE July 6th, 2020, by entering your email address at the end, so we can contact you. After evaluating your submissions, we will release the winners after July 10th, 2020 (The jury is still deliberating!).

Hey! Do you want to win more games? Test some other tool! 🙂

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VIS 2020: Cooperative Adventures in Space!

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These days we are presenting our project “Two Mars” in Valencia Indie Summitt 2020! Follow our spacial adventures on Twitter!

Thank you so much to Juan, Irene, David and the rest of the team at Void Studios for showing the demo of our hybrid (VR & conventional screen) co-op adventure 🙂

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We published in ACE 2017

We just published about adaptive music for video games.

You can consult this document.