Wildcat Software’s Snacc Attacc app, commissioned by Dr. John Homer to promote the School of Information Technology and Computing, was released in December on Google Play and the App Store.
“It started out with me doing a 3D model of the atrium for a class and Homer saw it and started paying me to create a 3D model of the building,” said Matthew Middlebrook, senior digital entertainment technology major from McKinney and senior software developer for Wildcat Software.
The building is featured on the app, where the players objective is to protect their snacks from wild cats roaming the Mabee Business Building by throwing water balloons at them.
“He basically gave us open freedom to create any sort of game idea and pitch it to him. We pitched ten or so ideas and he picked the one that sounded the best and most marketable to incoming students and to showcase the building and show student work.”
Rich Tanner, clinical professor of digital entertainment technology, along with six students involved in Wildcat Software worked together to develop the app in time for the next semester.
“We are excited about it and ACU [administration] seems excited about it. Hopefully it will be a good thing we can leverage as Wildcat Software/Wildcat Ventures just doing some really neat things for the school to increase the amount of people that come here,” said Tanner Montgomery Scott, senior management major from Austin and CEO of Wildcat Software.