The once rumbling Hobblestone Mountain now slumbers quietly, while channels of magma flow beneath. In the depths, an ancient dungeon adorned with treasures is waiting for any hero who dare braves the gauntlets of old. Monstrous creatures roam the halls protecting the loot they have hidden away from the world. Many heroes who have attempted the challenge and failed become prisoners; heroes must collect gems to earn their freedom.
Every year at the University of Texas at Arlington the Art and Art History department offers the SEED summer workshop for a select group of high school students chosen from the surrounding area. Students learn the creative process and techniques required to craft a work of art during an intense two week period. In the Summer 2016, SEED students learned about game development and design by creating their very own mobile game titled Hobblestone. Hobblestone is a homage to the arcade classic Crossy Roads. The basic template of the game was decided ahead of time in order to make the process more manageable and enjoyable for the students.
M. Kate Helmes
Copyrighted Joshua Wilson 2017