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Game Information

TitleOlympus
Presenter(s)Brian Winn, Adam Rademacher, Marie Lazar, Jon Moore, Shawn Adams, Adam Starks, Jason Maynard, Jordan Ajlouni, Daniel Alexander II, Michael Hilliker, Daniel Shillair, Bethany Strandbergh, David Phillips
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 21, 7:00p-9:00p
LocationEast Lansing Technology Innovation Center
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionYou are a young adult in Ancient Greece, where athletes are celebrated as heroes, the citizenry struggle to form the foundations of politics, philosophy, science, and the arts, and the stability of the society is always threatened by the childish and maniacal ways of the feuding gods.

Olympus is a fantasy role-playing game that allows you to immerse yourself in this wondrous time of history and myth. Rise through the ranks of the citizenry, honing your skills and abilities by competing in athletic events. Then put these skills to the test as you face challenges from the warring minions of the gods across the Greek Isles. Ultimately, you will have to face the gods themselves on Mount Olympus. Will your skills and abilities be enough to protect your home and preserve the democratic society you have grown to love?

Olympus enhances the typical role-playing experience by getting you off the couch and engaged in the game. Through the use of unique input devices, the virtual actions of your avatar in the game world are driven by your corresponding physical actions in the real world. You will succeed in Olympus only through perseverance, sweat, and calories burned!

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