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.
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 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.
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.
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 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