Year Created: 2014 ~ Genre: Side-scrolling adventure ~ Length: Around 10 minutes
Premise: You play as Damian and Mr. Piggles, an adventurous pig & boy duo. When a young dryad enlists their help, they go on a quest to find the Big Wubba Piggy's missing friends, who were all swept away by a tornado. They ride a trusty hot air balloon to new locations, and race through side-scrolling, monster-infested levels, all while searching for the missing piggies. Two years in the making, this was my longest-running project, and I learned an incredible amount!
Awards: Won a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition
Fun Fact: Tony Hawk was a judge for the game design section of the Scholastic Competition the year I entered, so it's very likely he gave Piggy Rescue the thumbs-up.
Created Using: Game Maker, Blender, GIMP, Paint Tools SAI (for the world map)
Note: When you try to download and open the game, your computer may suspect it's a virus. This is because the game is too large to scan and comes from and unknown source (a Weebly website.) The game is a simple .exe file exported directly from GameMaker and contains no viruses. If your computer tries to block you from playing it, click More Information and then click Run Anyway. That should allow you to run the game without a problem.