The Game Republic Student Showcase 2015 took place on Tuesday 2nd June at the University of York and featured six Educational Partners of Game Republic (a record!) showing 24 projects.
The projects were judged in four categories by games companies Rockstar Leeds, Sumo Digital, Team17 and Revolution, with the evening networking event sponsored by NatWest ESpark.
Jon Georgious from Sumo Digital judging an entry for the Game Design award.
Kevin Carthew from Team17 playing Acquisition by Team Unity (University of Huddersfield).
Lee Stott from Microsoft and Tony Warriner from Revolution Software check out the Florobots game from the University of Bradford.
So, the winners of the Game Republic Student Showcase 2015 are as follows:
Team17 Award for Game Technology
MCTS by Nick Sephton, Daniel Whitehouse – University of York (pictured)
Acquisition by Team Unity (Christopher Fagan, Ben Watts, Shaun McNair, Richard O’Brien, Simon Wall, Rumen Petrov) – University of Huddersfield
3rd Prize: Piecefall by Steel Minions (Steve Hartin, Carl Jones) – Sheffield Hallam University
Sumo Digital Award for Game Design
Detective Squad by Sam Read – University of Huddersfield (pictured)
Sublevel Zero by Sigtrap (Gary Lloyd) – University of Huddersfield
Florobots by Florobots (Olga Maksimenko, Carl Waddingham) -University of Bradford
Revolution Software Award for Game Art
Masters Art/Design Portfolio by Wesley Arthur – Sheffield Hallam University (pictured)
Vinyl Fight by John Graham – Leeds Beckett University
Harren: Case 13 by Christopher Webb, Shakoor Hussain – Leeds Beckett University
Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team
Acquisition by Team Unity (Christopher Fagan, Ben Watts, Shaun McNair, Richard O’Brien, Simon Wall, Rumen Petrov) – University of Huddersfield (pictured)
Block-a-blocks by Steve Gore, Matthew Brews, Lewis Cadman, Danny Harkness, Jamie Platts – Sheffield Hallam University
Florobots by Florobots (Olga Maksimenko, Carl Waddingham) – University of Bradford
Many thanks to our panellists Colm Seeley (BFI), Lee Stott (Microsoft), Joe Robins (Unity) and Kevin Carthew (Team17), all the fantastic games company judges and our evening event sponsor NatWest ESpark.
Finally, a huge thanks to the University of York for hosting a great event, and all our other Educational Partners – University of Bradford, Sheffield Hallam University, Leeds College of Art, University of Huddersfield and Leeds Beckett University – for showing off such fantastic final-year and postgraduate work. We’ll be back for the ninth Game Republic Student Showcase in 2016!