UUC Game Development Teams in Top 20 in the World!

Two teams of computing students from the Coleraine campus have been placed in the top 20 teams in the world in the game development section of Imagine Cup 2008 in a competition which began with over 600 team entries from across the world. The Imagine Cup is a hugely successful international competition with over 100 000 participants from over 100 countries world-wide. Dr Darryl Charles who organises computing student competition entries through the Creative Computing student group on the Coleraine campus commented, “This is a remarkable success for our students in a very highly competitive international competition. Our students competed against teams from Japan, USA, Canada, Germany and many other countries with a strong pedigree for game development”.

Team 1 (Pringle Monkey) were James Burke (mentor), David Gibson, James Dempsey, Niamh Scullion, and Richard Paul. Team 2 (R.A.N.D.O.M) were Alan Turpin (mentor), Chris Hanna, and Debbie Mitchell. Short video clips of each “Sustainable Environment” themed games can be found on the following links:

R.A.N.D.O.M: “Mephitis Pyre

Pringle Monkey: “Future Shock