Computing Degree Show 2018

3D Android Game – Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing is a 3D android game created with OpenGL ES2. Smooth Sailing aims to promote a feeling of mindfulness in players to reduce stress and was designed from the ground up with this in mind.

In Smooth Sailing the player will explore tranquil waters in a small sailing boat, exploring an open environment, while righting the boat’s sails to stay on course in changing wind conditions.

Designed with pick up and play gameplay in mind, the game has simple controls that should allow players to drop in and out of the game for small gameplay sessions of 10-20 minutes. The simple gameplay mechanic of adjusting the boats sails was chosen to promote a relaxing game feel for players enabling a state of mindfulness to be achieved more easily.

I believe Smooth Sailing can provide engaging gameplay for players of all ages while being a useful tool for combating stress.



Stephen McKeever


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