The Elementalist – Morgan Brown, 16
“The Elementalist is a hardcore action platformer where you must harness the power of the elements in order to defeat the Armies of Darkness, restore the Kingdom of Reprobi, and return to paradise.”
Each level drops you into a single screen arena with enemies pouring in from multiple entry points. You must use the correct element to defeat them, or you will find yourself overwhelmed and unable to continue on your journey.
Perhaps the biggest thing I learned was with regards to narrative; this was my first attempt at building a full narrative in a game, with cut scenes book ending every level. Although the script isn't very long and perhaps doesn't hold up to the industry standard, I'm proud of it as a first attempt, and will be continuing to implement narrative in my future games.