Team / Saffron Bolduc-Chiong, Lucas Branco, Connor Campbell, Alex Gerassimov, & Corey Dean
Role / Game Designer
Download / Final Assets (14.89 MB)
Will you climb the corporate ladder or get fired in this board game?
Description / There are four companies that run the world. Can you show everyone you’re the best by promoting and retiring all your employees or will your company falter due to restructuring?
The point of the game is to get your three (3) employees to retirement first. While they are employed to you they can be promoted or demoted. You want your employees to retire at the highest position possible. Just be careful your employees don’t fall off and get fired!
This board game incorporates both strategy and piece management. You need to control three pieces at once while trying to hurt your opponents chances of winning. The board continuously moves and pushes everyone’s pieces down, so be sure not to let them get too low or else they will fall off and get fired.
Development / This game was a modification of the children’s game Up The River.
What we as a group did first was play Up The River, completely unmodified. We quickly created the board, found some pieces and die, and went to play.
Next was to brainstorm new ideas. We just wrote down anything that we thought could work; new rules, modified rules, themes, or any random thing we wanted to say. This generated a lot of new ideas and we decided to go with one or two of them.
From here we started changing rules one at a time. This worked exceedingly well surprisingly as we never really reached a roadblock. Each thing we added changed the dynamic of the game without breaking it, which blew our minds to be honest. We kept iterating until we had a prototype to work with.
Then it was just a matter of making a polished product. Art was created, rules were written up, pieces were made and that was that.