About

Tornado Tower is a VR, 3rd Person, Platformer game where you play as two characters: The Adventurer, Zeru, and the Wind Spirit. By using the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch, the player interacts and experiences a new twist to the classic platformer genre in a 360 world.

Genre: Platformer
Engine: Unreal 4
Players: 1 Player
Platforms: VR (Oculus)

Download the free demo here! Check out the Twitch Streams and YouTube videos too!

Gallery

ENEMY

Mole - 3D art with no color


Anton Starodub

Creative Director's Bday


Anton Starodub

Creative Director's Bday


Teamwork

Teamwork

Team working hard


Worldview

First draft of a level


Banner

Tornado Tower's Banner


Design

Anton explaining design


Playtest

Tad Leckman playtesting


Playtest

Olivia Keller Playtesting


Playtest

Ryan Winston Playtesting


Playtest

Ryan Winston Playtesting


Playtest

Ben Weber Playtesting


Playtest

Playtesting


Playtest

Jim Crawford Playtesting


Playtest

Coding Club Playtesting


Playtest

Playtesting at 42


Playtest

Playtesting at 42


VR Google Event

Anita, Kelsey,and Anton


VR Google Event

Playing Tornado Tower


Spring Play in SF

Kelsey and Anton with Walt Destler


Girl's Day at The Tech

Having fun!


Girl's Day at The Tech

Having fun!


Girl's Day at The Tech

Our setup


Girl's Day at The Tech

Kelsey Coffman representing for the team


Girl's Day at The Tech

Huge line to play our game!


Girl's Day at The Tech

Bday girl having fun!


Girl's Day at The Tech

Dad helping his daughter


Girl's Day at The Tech

Rayjo Fu to the rescue!


Girl's Day at The Tech

Rayjo Fu helping her headset


Girl's Day at The Tech

Rayjo Fu helping her with the controllers


Girl's Day at The Tech

Kelsey Coffman and Rayjo Fu


UCSC Sammy Showcase 2017

Anita Wilhelm helping player


UCSC Sammy Showcase 2017

He's loving the headset!


UCSC Sammy Showcase 2017

She's enjoying the gameplay


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

Anton and Kelsey ready for their speech!


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

Producer, Kelsey Coffman, showing off our banner


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

At the Rio Theater


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

Kelsey Coffman hanging with CD, Norma Tu


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

Kelsey and Anton rocking the stage!


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

Kelsey and Rayjo hanging with other game devs


UCSC Sammy Awards 2017

Kelsey and Rayjo hanging with other game devs


Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Film Crew rocking the angles!


Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Film Director, Jonatan Garibay, and David Wallace, Director of Photography


Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Getting perfect shot of actor, Aryk Copley


Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Getting perfect shot of actor, Aryk Copley


Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Jonatan Garibay editing the trailer


Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Audio Director, Matthew Kelly, working on SFX


What playtesters are saying... soon!


We are Dizzy Slugs

Anita Wilhelm

Development Director


Anita has studied at University of Michigan and at UC Berkley. Currently, Anita is a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz and about to earn her M.S. Game and Playable Media. She loves the design aspects in games and continues to develop her skills on the team with level and puzzle designs.

Anton Starodub

Creative Director


Anton was born in picturesque town Khmelnitskiy in central Ukraine. He received his bachelor’s degree in Automation at National Aviation University in Kiev. He has experience in AI, cryptography, and embedded systems. For him, the most beautiful thing about video games is that they combine all the kinds of artistic expressions. Since he likes traveling, music, literature, and visual arts, games are a perfect fit for him as a field for personal expression. He does not believe he can partake into a business he is not passionate about. Guess what, he love games.

Francis Yang

Lead Programmer


Francis is a programmer with broad pre-games software background. He enjoys writing code, making friends and working with great people. Hobbies include coding, games, anime, soccer (Man Utd), Warriors, cooking, languages, etc.

Kelsey Coffman

Producer


Kelsey was born in Bakersfield, CA and moved to the Bay Area 3 years ago to pursue her education in video game design. She has a BS in Computer Science: Computer Game Design from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently working on getting her master's degree in Games and Playable Media from University of California, Santa Cruz at the Silicon Valley Extension in Santa Clara. She loves traveling and trying out new foods.

Rayjo Fu

Technical Director


Rayjo is quiet and easy to get along with. He loves eating spicy food, playing multiplayer games, and being around passionate people.

We are Dizzy Heads

Da-Hee Im

Art Director


Da-Hee Im is a 4th year Animation/Illustration student from SJSU who specializes in 3D character animation. Above all else, Da-Hee's top three passions are the study of movement, honest storytelling, and dogs.

Jesse Samson

Animator/3D Modeler

Jessie Samson is an Animation/Illustration student from SJSU focusing on 3D Animation. He spends every waking moment pursuing his passions of character-based comedy, video games, screenwriting, and superheroes. His spirit animal is an otter.

Olivia Keller

Animator, 3D Modeler


Olivia is an Animation/Illustration student attending SJSU. She has a background in character animation and 3D modeling, and is an avid film and game buff. In her spare time she enjoys noodling on her saxophone, playing rpgs, fueling her coffee addiction, and hanging out with her cat.

Alex Winters

2D Concept Artist, 3D Modeler


Alex currently is an art student at UCSC. She specializes in 3D modeling, animating, and 2D concept art.

We are Dizzy Gillespies

Matthew Kelly

Audio Director


Matthew studies audio in San Francisco. He loves SFX but enjoys making songs from time to time.

Ryan Spratt

Composer

Ryan loves making music. He is currently a Freelance Composer. He took on the role composer for the team and makes sure every level, trailer, menu, and credits have their own song.

We are Film Crew

Jonatan Garibay

Film Director


Jonatan is passionate in film! he has developed short films in projects at UCSC. This is his second game trailer he has developed in the past two years.

David Wallace-Goldstein

Master of Photography

David has a great eye to making short films. He has some film projects from UCSC. This is his second game trailer he has made in the past 2 years.

Aryk Copley

Actor


Aryk studies neuroscience at UCSC currently. When not working hard at school, Aryk performs parkour with the Santa Cruz Parkour group.