About


For players looking for cooperative social experiences, Sweeping the Ruins let’s two players engage in asymmetrical combat with an overpowered behemoth, using only the traps and destructible terrain in a mystical ruin as their weapons.

Victory will require strategic coordination, situational awareness and teamwork to defeat the massive enemy and prevent the destruction of their nearby homeland.

This game was created as part of the University of Southern California's (USC) Advanced Games Project (AGP) with collaboration from Otis College of Art and Design and California State University, Fullerton.

Features


Defeat the Monster

A powerful monster has appeared in the dungeons! Defeat the monster with your partner using traps and destructible terrain as your weapon.

Utilize Traps

Utilize bombs, barrels, ballistae, wrecking balls, and much more to damage the monster. There are no sword and guns in this ruins, only traps that the two players can strategically set up.

Utilize Environment

Destroy pillars and walls with traps to damage the powerful monster. Watch as the crumbling terrain fall on your enemy. Coordinate with your partner to get the timing right.

Media


Gameplay


Characters


Sharlott

Monster

Gregor

Sharlott


Sharlott is the older of the two siblings, and she harbors a deep resentment for the abominations that took her parents away from her. She is fiercely determined and strong willed. She cares for the village and wishes for the safety of all the people that have taken care of her and her brother over the years.

Concept: Kelly Lien & Amy Tsai | Model: Ah Young Joo | Texture: Ah Young Joo | Voice Actress: sproutseason

Gregor


Gregor is the younger of the two siblings and is a bit more timid than his sister. While he has excelled in training, he is nervous about actually fighting the abominations. Still, he knows it’s something he must do if he wants to keep his sister and the people of the village safe.

Concept: Kelly Lien & Amy Tsai | Model: Ah Young Joo | Texture: Ah Young Joo | Voice Actor: Toon

The Monster


The abomination that our Ruin Sweepers must fight was not always a terrifying monster. It was originally a small mammal that took refuge in the ruins after its home was destroyed by the expansion of the village. Inside the ruins, an ancient power filled the animal and transformed it into the horrifying beast it is now.

Concept: Ah Young Joo & Amy Tsai | Model: Ah Young Joo | Texture: Ah Young Joo | Voice Effects: Angel Wang & Nuo Yi

Traps and Items


Wrecking Ball

Concept: Quin Cheng | Model: Ah Young Joo & Kamil Rapacz | Texture: Zeyin Hu

Ballista

Concept: Quin Cheng | Model: Quin Cheng | Texture: Kamil Rapacz

Javelin

Concept: Quin Cheng | Model: Angel Wang | Texture: Katelin Yee

Explosive Barrel

Concept: Quin Cheng | Model: Kelly Lien | Texture: Kelly Lien

Bomb

Concept: Amy Tsai | Model: Angel Wang | Texture: Avery Straus

Panacea

Concept: Sihan Liu & Amy Tsai | Model: Angel Wang | Texture: Avery Straus

Enviroment


Arena Concpets

Artists: Kelly Lien & Katelin Yee

Destructible Wall

Concept: Katelin Yee | Model: Angel Wang | Texture: Katelin Yee

Destructible Pillar

Concept: Katelin Yee | Model: Angel Wang | Texture: Katelin Yee

Large Pillar

Concept: Quin Cheng & Avery Straus | Model: Kamil Rapacz | Texture: Kamil Rapacz

Lantern

Concept: Sihan Liu | Model: Angel Wang | Texture: Katelin Yee

Wall Textures

Texture: Avery Straus

Decorative Textures

Textures: Sihan Liu & Katelin Yee

Floor Tiles

Texture: Katelin Yee

Ceiling Piece

Texture: Avery Straus

Artwork


Title Card

Artist: Avery Straus

Victory Card

Artist: Katelin Yee

Opening Cutscene

Environment: Quin Cheng | Characters: Sihan Liu | Shading: Katelin Yee & Avery Straus

Team


Director


Director

kelly Lien


Art


Art Lead

Ah Young Joo

Concept Artist

Quin Cheng

3D Artist

Zeyin Hu

Concept Artist

Sihan Liu

3D Artist

Kamil Rapacz

Concept Artist

Avery Straus

Concept Artist

Amy Tsai

Concept Artist

Katelin Yee

3D Artist

Angel Wang

Audio


Audio Lead

Ashutosh Aryal

Composer

Theron Kay

Sound Designer

Marithé Van der Aa

Design


Design Lead

Selah Wright

Designer

Elsa Liu

Designer

Jacob Schoenfeld

Engineering


Engineer Lead

Wei-Yuan Hsing

Engineer

Zack Houghton

Engineer

Isaac Tang

Engineer

Zhengli Yu

Engineer

Yuxiao Zhang

marketing


Marketing Lead

Hyuck Ju Kim (Tommy)

Trailer Composer

Yeakun Yoo

Trailer Editor

Weston Bell-Geddes

Narrative


Narrative Lead

Dylan Appleton

Production


Production Lead

Max Chai

Producer

Isabel Hsieh

Usability


Usability Lead

Yi Xin Tan

Voice Acting


Gregor

toon

Art by @lytellica

Sharlott

sproutseason

Art by @yuyupurinn

Narrator

Kylie-Lee Rutzen

Contact


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