Students game for design

Release Date: 25 January 2017

D&A College Gardyne Campus staged a 36-hour Game Jam on Thursday and Friday, January 19 and 20.

From left - Teresa Brown (HND computer games development), Becka Clark, (HND animation) and Steven Anderson (HND computer games development), at the Game Jam event

A total of 40 students joined in the marathon competition to design new concepts for a video game or a game app.

Teams of students from computing and creative media courses from both Gardyne and Arbroath Campuses were involved and faced the scrutiny of judges from industry including Katie Bell, junior game artist, and Tom Goodchild, senior games designer, of Tag Games, technology and innovation solicitor Craig Edward, from Thorntons (who sponsored the event), and William Hazle, of Terrier Studios

“Dundee has a reputation for being at the heart of the international games industry and this event has showcased both the talent and level of interest in game design,” said Laura Louch, Developing the Young Workforce leader at college.

Starting at 9am on Thursday, those taking part set off to design and create their own game following a given brief and theme.

Working in groups of three or four, students created storyboards and characters which were finalised into a game design before being presented to the judges.