Student Showcase

Game Republic Student Showcase 2017

The tenth Game Republic, supported by Autodesk, Student Showcase took place for the first time at the University of Leeds on Thursday 8th June 2017.

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The Student Showcase is a yearly 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 23 projects were judged in four categories – the Sumo Digital Award for Game Design, the Revolution Software Award for Art & Animation, the Red Kite Games Award for Game Technology and a special Best Team Award. 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 included the awards prizegiving (results below) and talks from Kathryn Penny, Festivals Director at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, and Mike Taulty, Developer Evangelist at Microsoft.

The winners of this year’s Student Showcase are listed below:

Sumo Digital Award for Game Design

 

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1st Prize

VR Partyware by Shutter Shade Heroes (University of Huddersfield)
Parampal Singh
Kiera Hayman
Joe Cooper
Marcus Nichols
Liam Ford
Chris Vickery

2nd Prize
Wavelength (University of York)
Carlos Gonzalez Diaz
Sam Hughes
Janet Gibbs
Tara Collingwoode-Williams
Daniel Berio
Rob Homewood

3rd Prize
This Dead Winter by Rob Potter (University of Huddersfield)

Red Kite Games Award for Game Technology

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1st Prize

Voxelised Shadow Map Compression by George Loines

2nd Prize
VR Partyware by Shutter Shade Heroes (University of Huddersfield)
Parampal Singh
Kiera Hayman
Joe Cooper
Marcus Nichols
Liam Ford
Chris Vickery

3rd Prize
Global Illumination using Voxel Cone Tracing by Chris Haslehurst (Sheffield Hallam University)

Revolution Software Award for Art & Animation

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1st Prize

This Dead Winter by Rob Potter (University of Huddersfield)

2nd Prize
Art portfolio by Andrew Weir (Sheffield Hallam University)

3rd Prize
Mala by Diversity Entertainment (Leeds Beckett University)
Bradley Boorer
Komal Khan
Bradley Reiblein
Sufyaan Akhtar
Timothy Duggan

Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team

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1st Prize
VR Partyware by Shutter Shade Heroes (University of Huddersfield)
Parampal Singh
Kiera Hayman
Joe Cooper
Marcus Nichols
Liam Ford
Chris Vickery

2nd Prize
Mala by Diversity Entertainment (Leeds Beckett University)
Bradley Boorer
Komal Khan
Bradley Reiblein
Sufyaan Akhtar
Timothy Duggan

3rd Prize
Dungeon Master VR by Red Skyline Games (Sheffield Hallam University)
Brad Redfern
Paddy Loxley
Jamie Prosser
Jake Missing
Thomas Wells
Nicholas Sims

Thanks and see you again in 2018!

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Game Republic Student Showcase 2016

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

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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)

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Game Republic 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.

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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).

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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

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Game Republic Student Showcase 2014

The 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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Game Republic Student Showcase 2013

The sixth Game Republic Student Showcase was held at Leeds College of Art. Here is a video of the event.

A special TV report on the event was broadcast by BBC Look North on Friday 31st May 2013.