This LMA Student has launched his own video game and it’s flying high
A talented Liverpool gaming student is receiving record downloads and raving reviews for a computer game he created as part of his studies at LMA.
Adam Hargate, from Whiston, who is currently studying a BA (Hons) Degree in Games Art and Animation at LMA, developed Aesthetic World during his summer break and decided to take the plunge to launch it to gaming fans.
Since the game went live in September, the 18-year-old has been overwhelmed by the number of supportive messages and positive reviews that have poured in. Game streamers have called it “A secret Steam gem” and said it has “The best Vaporwave experience in a video game.”
The game, Aesthetic World, is a vaporwave simulator. It allows players to enter paradise and walk, bounce, drive or shoot their way around an environment of aesthetic bliss.
Adam said: “I’d always wanted to make games ever since I was a young child playing on my PlayStation, so to be doing it for real now is an incredible feeling.
“Creating Aesthetic World was more about personal achievement than it was about making money and, initially, I had no plans to even share it. However, once I started talking about the project, people started to get interested, so I thought it made sense to release it.”
The game, which is increasing in sales by the week, was approved by digital distribution platform Steam following a quality control check and a fee paid for by Adam.
Now, Adam is hoping to perfect the game further and move onto his next venture.
He added: “I’d like to get the game to exactly where I want it to be and then get started on my next project. I’d also love to make it mobile-friendly, as I know that would open up more opportunities to new audiences.
“I’m so excited to develop my skills further and LMA has set me in extremely good stead to kick-start my career in a field I’m so passionate about.”