Student Showcase 2015

The GaP1000749me 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 Sumo judging GR Student Showcase

Jon Georgious from Sumo Digital judging an entry for the Game Design award.

Team 17

Kevin Carthew from Team17 playing Acquisition by Team Unity (University of Huddersfield).

Rev judging

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

1st Prize
MCTS by Nick Sephton, Daniel Whitehouse – University of York (pictured)

2nd Prize
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Prize
Detective Squad by Sam Read – University of Huddersfield (pictured)

2nd Prize
Sublevel Zero by Sigtrap (Gary Lloyd)  – University of Huddersfield

3rd Prize
Florobots by Florobots (Olga Maksimenko, Carl Waddingham) -University of Bradford


Revolution Software Award for Game Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Prize
Masters Art/Design Portfolio by Wesley Arthur – Sheffield Hallam University (pictured)

2nd Prize
Vinyl Fight by John Graham – Leeds Beckett University

3rd Prize
Harren: Case 13 by Christopher Webb, Shakoor Hussain – Leeds Beckett University

Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team

1st Prize
Acquisition by Team Unity (Christopher Fagan, Ben Watts, Shaun McNair, Richard O’Brien, Simon Wall, Rumen Petrov) – University of Huddersfield (pictured)

2nd Prize
Block-a-blocks by Steve Gore, Matthew Brews, Lewis Cadman, Danny Harkness, Jamie Platts – Sheffield Hallam University

3rd Prize
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!