Bonjour! UK Trade & Investment is supporting the games industry at the Grand Depart International Business Festival, 2nd-4th July, with Le Game Jam, taking place in three cities over 48 hours.
Sponsored by Autodesk, Le Game Jam takes place in Leeds, at Leeds Met University Headingley Campus, with judging and sponsorship by Dubit Ltd; in Sheffield, at Sheffield Hallam University, with judging and sponsorship by Sumo Digital; and in Cambridge at Jagex Ltd, and organised by Platform Expos. Videos, photos and comments on Le Game Jam will be posted on Facebook and Twitter over the three days with the hashtag #legamejam.
The winners of the three cities will go forward into Le Game Jam Grand Final, which takes place on Friday 4th July, 3pm-4pm, at the Carriageworks in Leeds, with judges including Sony Computer Entertainment, Insight For Hire and other games industry and business luminaries. The overall winner of the 48-hour game jam will win Le Game Jam cup and a day’s training and mentorship at Sony’s PlayStation HQ in London.
After the judging, there will be a panel, “Getting into the Games Industry”, where schools, universities, graduates, games enthusiasts and anyone interested in a career in gaming can ask questions. The Grand Final will also showcase games from the successful Yorkshire games industry, including Positron by Retroburn Studios.
The UKTI Le Game Jam Grand Final winner was…
Psycho Cycles from Leeds Met University!
The three city winners were:
Sheffield: Asteroids vs Androids from Sheffield Hallam University (judged by Sumo Digital)
Cambridge: Recycle Inc. from Smashed Crab/University of Hull (judged by Jagex)
Leeds: Psycho Cycles from Leeds Met University (judged by Dubit Ltd)