Student Showcase 2014

IMG_4567The Game Republic Student Showcase 2014 was held on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at the University of Huddersfield, and featured 26 projects, 85 students and four of the network’s games companies judging four awards.

 

The Showcase also featured Huddersfield-based developers Hypersloth Games showing their story-driven first-person adventure Dream running on the Oculus Rift.

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Guest judges for the day included Lee Stott (Microsoft) and Callum Underwood (Oculus).

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Fee Stewart from Huddersfield-based games developer FormerDroid checks out the Fairy Garden art portfolio by Bradford University student Emma Bates.

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Here are the Game Republic Student Showcase 2014 winners – congratulations!

The Four Door Lemon Award for Game Technology

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1st Prize – Elemental Assault by Steel Minions (Thomas Avison, Matthew Driver, Martyn Mees, Robert Whitley, Edward Willoughby, Anna Mellor-Meecham)
Sheffield Hallam University

2nd Prize – Arena Brawler by RJJ Productions (Rhys Thompson, Jake Sharp, Josh Bell)
Leeds Beckett University

3rd Prize – Skin Rendering Technology by David Ramsden
Sheffield Hallam University

The Sumo Digital Award for Game Design

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1st Prize – Redneck Renovator by Stemsells (Jonathan Stewart, Jonathan Saunders, Lisa Tran, Mitchell Mellard, Shane Ecclestone)
Sheffield Hallam University

2nd Prize – Aspect by Team Aspect (Scott Simpson, Wesley Arthur, Mark Carrigan, Joe Allen, Luke Hobson, Deirdre McGrath)
Sheffield Hallam University

3rd Prize – RageGauge by Breakfast Time (Liam Boyer, Nathan Williams, Luke Avery, Marc Richmond, Reece Crawford, Gurjiv)
University of Huddersfield

The Just Add Water Award for Game Art (presented by Oculus VR)

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1st Prize – James Chilton (University of Huddersfield)

2nd Prize – Sanctuary by Alex Bernal (Leeds College of Art)

3rd Prize – Josh Pears (Sheffield Hallam University)

The Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team

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1st Prize – Aspect by Team Aspect (Scott Simpson, Wesley Arthur, Mark Carrigan, Joe Allen, Luke Hobson, Deirdre McGrath)
Sheffield Hallam University

2nd Prize – Arena Brawler by RJJ Productions (Rhys Thompson, Jake Sharp, Josh Bell) Leeds Beckett University

3rd Prize – The Adventures of Steven Seagull by Team Seagull (Phil Allcock, Lawrence Youngs)
Leeds Beckett University

The Game Republic Student Showcase also featured a talk on the Skills Investment Fund by Gina Jackson, Skillset, plus a panel “The Future of the Games Industry” with (from left to right) Phil Scott (NVIDIA), Callum Underwood (Oculus VR),  Lee Stott (Microsoft), Gina Jackson (Skillset) and Simon Barratt (Four Door Lemon).

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Thanks to all our speakers, the universities and colleges (especially the University of Huddersfield for hosting the event), the students who took part and the generous games company sponsors – Four Door Lemon, Sumo Digital, Rockstar Leeds and Just Add Water.

See you next year!

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