30th October 2018

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is wishing the best of luck to our FdA Games and Interactive Design students taking part in the Ukie Student Game Jam 2018 challenge.

Returning for its fifth year the highly anticipated ‘Game Jam’ features the brightest talent across the game design sector with over 2,300 students involved across 50 national university team entrants.

Based around this year’s key theme of change – Each team has just 30 hours to brainstorm, plan, sketch designs and create a playable game demo. The games are then judged by a panel of industry experts and Ukie sponsors.

Up for grabs are the coveted prizes of ‘Best Game’, and ‘Accessibility Award’ for the game that’s most accessible to players of all abilities. The teams are also each assigned an industry mentor for added guidance with a separate prize of ‘Mentor of the Universe’ at stake.

Representing team UCSD’s Team Edge Flow student Thomas Rainey (19 from Torquay) said, “This is first time I’ve taken place in Game Jam and I’ve loved it! It’s been a great experience developing skills in time management and working under pressure. The mentors have guided us through the project well and our team have really enjoyed the project especially creating the games characters”.

Fellow team member and student Paul Pennington (27 from Paignton) added, “Game Jam has been a really fun experience. The project has helped me further develop team building and planning skills, putting me in a stronger position for future employability opportunities in this area”.

Ukie Student Game Jam is just the latest in extra-curriculum projects UCSD students are encouraged to participate in. To find out more about wide variety of courses the university offers, visit our next Information Evening on Thursday 8th November, 4:30pm-7pm at UCSD, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ. Alternatively, you can call 08000 21 31 81 or email [email protected]

For more information about this story please contact Guy Marsden, Marketing & Communications Officer at [email protected] or on 01803 540563.

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