Roller Riot skates into stores
Published on: May 1, 2020
Roller Riot, a game designed at Becker College by students from around the world, is now available through Steam, for play on personal computers.
“Roller Riot is a free, fun, and fast-paced beat-‘em-up game,” said Timothy Loew, executive director of the Massachusetts Digital Game Institute at Becker College (MassDiGI). “Crazy cyborgs are causing chaos in the city and have made their way towards the Roller Derby District. You are the last one standing.”
The game was created during the 2019 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program by students Oriana Carletto from the School of Visual Arts, Denis Gillespie from Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ben Aube and Jason Gertner from Becker, Amanda Saker from Maine College of Art, Sarah Ke from Mt. Holyoke, and Ethan Reese from Berklee College of Music.
The Summer Innovation Program is a 12-week internship during which participants experience the entire video game production process.
“Working over the summer, the team produced a beta/near-release version of the game,” Loew said. “From there, we brought the game into our LiveStudio program at Becker during the fall ’19 and spring ’20 semesters. Through LiveStudio, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students, had roles in polishing the game and getting it ready to launch.”
Watch the trailer for Roller Riot by clicking here. For a list of all contributors to the game, check out the credit roll. You can download Roller Riot for PC as well as on iOS and Android. For more information about MassDiGI, visit their website at https://www.massdigi.org/. To learn more about the many programs offered at Becker College, including game design, please go to https://www.becker.edu/.