Khazatown OR United States of Khayelitsha

Today we held a workshop where we put together some final designs for the game we’ve been working on.

If we do a Mario  skin  with a 2D processing library, the images need to be really small. So we designed some more pixel art based on the sketches we worked on over the vac.

Game title: Khazaland OR United States of Khayelitsha

Talita - the main female character

Talita – the main female character, designed by Lisa, Talita and Lwazi

Khazaland is a tough place to go to school. In this game we show the various obstacles you have to overcome if you want to succeed academically.

There are bullies on every corner. Just as you’ve dealt with one, another one shows up.

Then you need to be able to face up to tougher enemies such as the Evil Cook who dishes out the school lunches, and the Cruel Principal, who specialises in kicking kids out of school.

Even walking to school can be a challenge. Cars come at you from nowhere, you have to jump to avoid a hit and run.

At the same time you need to be reading all the books you can find. Only problem is, they are usually out of reach, on at the top of rather large obstacles.

Just keep trying and you’ll reach your goal of our game – success at school.

Ludwe, the main male character. Designed by Ludwe and Onke

Ludwe, the main male character. Designed by Ludwe and Onke

Larger than life letters

Larger than life letters – some of the obstacles players will have to overcome. Designed by Talita and Vuyani

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The evil principal. Say no more. Designed by Lisa

The evil principal. Say no more. Designed by Lisa

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Read as many of these books as you can. Design by Ludwe

Don't get caught in a hit and run. Car designed by Ludwe

Don’t get caught in a hit and run. Car designed by Ludwe

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One thought on “Khazatown OR United States of Khayelitsha

  1. The name of the game is Khazatown Blues.

    Going to school in khazatown is not a child”s play and you have to watch your back!! Bullies are out to GET YOU therefore make sure you GET all the life supporters to survive in the game. EAT AS MANY BOOKS AS YOU CAN!!

    Instractions: In this game its all about avoiding your enemies the bullies

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