Student Games Shine at the NYFA Student Showcase

June 18, 2017

NYFA’s Game Design Department had another great showcase for graduating MFA and BFA students this June. This year, highlights from the students’ academic careers were on display, and they did not disappoint.

Highlights of this year’s showcase include Blake Shao’s “Enlightenment,” an epic third-person fantasy adventure game that allowed players to embark on a grand quest through an Elven realm. Breathtaking art coupled with original play mechanics lead to a NYFA game experience that will be remembered for years to come.

The game is displayed proudly in the school and is a magnet for curious students and visitors alike. A gallery of images from games featured at the student showcase is viewable below.

Another highlight came from BFA student Scott Zhang, who took a widely different approach to his games; he included examples of his game art.

Scott’s concept art runs the gamut from dangerous industrial labyrinths to sci-fi rovers that are indistinguishable from the best art AAA games have to offer. It is no wonder he has already been picked up as an environment artist for 3BlackDot studios. For those interested (and everyone should be), his art is available here. 

We wish all graduates continued success as they embark on new adventures.