The Elder Games


Pitch: The Elder Games is a prototype of a vehicular combat game, with a custom chair controller. You play as a crazy old man who has lost his marbles – someone must have stolen them! It’s time to destroy the other residents of the home for the elderly. The custom controller uses a gyroscope and accelerometer to keep track of the chair’s rotation, which is mapped in-game to steer the character. Three buttons make 4 separate functions. Shoot, jump, and boost your way to victory.


  • Researching possibilities with custom controller in given timeframe
  • Testing a variety of possible components for the controller
  • Designing, constructing, soldering circuit for the controller
  • Programming the controllers communication with Unreal

Role: Custom Controller Engineer, Custom Controller Programmer

Development Time: 3 Weeks

Team Size: 8