Student Showcase 2016

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The ninth Game Republic Student Showcase took place on Thursday 2nd June at Sheffield Hallam University!

The Student Showcase is an opportunity for final-year and postgraduate students from GR’s Educational Partner universities and colleges to showcase their work to the region’s games industry.

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The projects were judged in four categories sponsored by games companies including Sumo Digital, Dubit Ltd and Revolution – Game Art & Animation, Game Technology, Game Design and Best Team. Previous Game Republic Student Showcase events have resulted in dozens of placements and full-time jobs for the winning teams and individuals at companies including Sumo Digital, Distinctive Games and Rockstar Leeds.

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The evening event with more than 100 people was sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd, featured the prizegiving, a talk by the Head of Digital Entertainment & Games at BBC Worldwide, Bradley Crooks, and a panel “Careers in the Games Industry”, followed by networking and drinks. BBC Look North also featured the Student Showcase which was part of a report on the Sheffield and Yorkshire games industry.

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Panel: Fee Stewart, Charles Cecil (Revolution), Brad Davey (Sumo) and Bradley Crooks (BBC Worldwide)

The winners of the Game Republic Student Showcase 2016 are listed below.

Sumo Digital Award for Game Design

Best Design

1st Prize
Escalate by Tom Williams and Aniket Datta (University of York)

2nd Prize
Rink Riot by Steel Minions Console Team (Sheffield Hallam University)
3rd Prize
Pocket Galaxy by French Toast Mafia (University of Huddersfield)

Dubit Award for Game Technology

Best Tech

1st Prize
Relativity by Nathan Boxhall-Burnett (University of Huddersfield)

2nd Prize
Pocket Galaxy by French Toast Mafia (University of Huddersfield)
3rd Prize
Rink Riot by Steel Minions Console Team (Sheffield Hallam University)

Revolution Software Award for Game Art & Animation

Best Art

1st Prize
Shivam Devani (University of Huddersfield)

2nd Prize
Pocket Galaxy by French Toast Mafia (University of Huddersfield)
3rd Prize
Rink Riot by Steel Minions Console Team (Sheffield Hallam University)

Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team

Best Team

1st Prize
Pocket Galaxy by French Toast Mafia (University of Huddersfield)

2nd Prize
Seven Hells by Landmine Games (Leeds Beckett University)
3rd Prize
Rink Riot by Steel Minions Console Team (Sheffield Hallam University)

The Game Republic Student Showcase will be back in 2017!