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  • Results From Game Design Challenge: Battle Royale

    - Danny Cowan
  • Battle royale games are a hot topic in the modern gaming world. After PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds laid the groundwork for the genre, Epic's Fortnite emerged as a genuine cultural phenomenon, and the recent success of Apex Legends showcases the endurance of the battle royale formula.

    The battle royale format is fairly simple: 100 people battle against one another until only one player is left standing. To date, battle royale games typically take the form of shooters where players compete with one another for resources and weapons. However, Arika's Tetris 99 demonstrates that battle royale gameplay can survive drastic shifts in genre while keeping its core appeal intact. We think that many other games, genres, and franchises could produce similarly enthralling gameplay using the battle royale formula as a basis.

    For Game Career Guide's latest Game Design Challenge, our readers designed battle royale spinoffs for existing games and franchises. Here are our top picks!

    Best Entries

    NJIKI.T Eddy Alain, Game Design Student at ArtFX in Montpellier, France, Age of Empires Royale (see page 2)

    Hannah Q. Nguyen, Student at North Garland High School in Garland, Texas, Cooking Mama Battle Royale (see page 3)

    Andrew J Barnett, Student at The University of Montevallo, Street Fighter Battle Royale (see page 4)

    Samer Muhanna, Student at North Garland High School in Garland, Texas, Pokemon Battle Royale (see page 5)

    HUE Lorène, Game Design Student at ArtFX in Montpellier, France, Animal Crossing Battle Royale (see page 6)


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