USC News

Menu Search

USC Games wins back-to-back Ones to Watch award

Sundown, a stealth game in which players compete in total darkness, brings early success to USC team

For the second year in a row, a USC Games project has won the Ones to Watch award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony celebrating new talent and innovation in the games industry.

Mild Beast Games — a team of USC students that includes Aaron Hong, Mac Goldwhite, Cynthia Cantrell, Grace May and Theodore Park — took home the award for Sundown, a fast and frantic multiplayer stealth shooter game.

Players fight in complete darkness, using various sources that emit bursts of light to illuminate their path.

Last year’s winner was Chambara, which is expected to be released for multiple platforms following a successful Xbox One demonstration at this year’s Game Developers Conference. Chambara will be among the first titles to be released under the newly launched USC Games Publishing label.

“We’re so very proud and excited for the Sundown team and what they’ve accomplished,” said Professor Tracy Fullerton, director of USC Games and chair of the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be recognized by such an important organization as BAFTA. We can’t wait to see where the team goes next with this great game.”

More stories about:

USC Games wins back-to-back Ones to Watch award

Top stories on USC News

Schol-AR augmented reality app
The creators of the Schol-AR app aim to enrich scientific publications using augmented reality, which can show information that is less prone to misinterpretation and better represent complex scientific concepts. (Image/Courtesy of Tyler Ard and Arthur Toga)

Augmented reality app adds interactive enhancements to scientific posters, presentations

A new smartphone app created by USC scientists uses augmented reality to visualize scientific data via 3D models and video.

L.A. Barometer survey
The LABarometer survey will regularly engage with the same group of Los Angeles County residents over time, tracking how their individual lives change in the face of L.A.’s dynamic environment. (Photo/iStock)

High cost of living dampens L.A. County residents’ attitudes

The new LABarometer from USC Dornsife’s Center for Economic and Social Research finds county residents less satisfied with their lives and less optimistic about the economy than people living elsewhere in the country.