Lincoln university graduates create top fantasy Twitter game

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Two University of Lincoln graduates’ fantasy video game has been listed in the top 51 British games to look out for in 2015 by the video game blog Kotaku UK.

Hashtag Dungeon, which combines Twitter and Indie gaming was originally part of Sean Oxspring and Kieran Hicks’ undergraduate project.

Players of the game are tied to Twitter’s data stream which tweets out a code that becomes a whole new level of dungeon generation.

Players can use the in-game editor to tweet out their own dungeons, messages and monsters creating a unique dungeon-crawling experience. This allows anyone to play and collaboratively add to the design of the dungeon.

Hashtag Dungeon

Hashtag Dungeon

Kieran, who is currently a postgraduate Research Student at the University of Lincoln, said: “Hashtag Dungeon was developed with the hope of fostering an active and involved community.

“Using Twitter as the means to generate dungeons helps to accomplish this. The whole game is built to be as social as possible; the room design system has a lot of depth to it to allow players to feel like they have control and can make design decisions.”

The game is currently available for early access alpha to download for $5 or more from the website.