Computing students from the University of Brighton pitched their skills against teams from across the UK in a marathon 30-hour student game jam this week.
Based on the theme ‘change’ five teams of first and second year students from Computer Science for Games and Digital Games Development took part in the event organised by UKie (UK Interactive Entertainment, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive games industry).
Our teams had just 30 hours to work together to create a game based on the theme ‘change.’ Game jams are rapid development sessions which get participants thinking on their feet under severe time pressure while working together in small teams. It’s great experience and brilliant for portfolios as taking part in game jam’s is highly valued by employers in the games industry. Read More →
As part of the Integrated Group Project module, our computing students were asked to develop an educational game. The top three games were submitted to the 6th International Educational Games Competition at the 12th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2018) that will take place on 4 – 5 October 2018 at the SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France.
All three submissions were shortlisted (out of 60 submissions in total) in the ‘games in development’ category. Three of our second year Computer Science BSc(Hons) students, Tom Corlett (Computer Science BSc), Michael Cruz Cervera and Angel Kozlev will be travelling to France for the final round of the competition where they will present their games to the judges.
Brighton Digital Festival is now in full flow with loads of exciting events and talent.
From free workshops run by BlockBuilders – a non-profit initiative founded by Brighton graduates where 7-17 year olds can redesign their own way through Minecraft – to the Uncommon Natures art exhibition showcasing finalists of the Lumen Prize for Digital Art featuring slime mould , there is a lot going on!
Not to be missed is the SheSays Brighton – The Future Female 2018 event tonight. Five inspiring women speakers, who are major decision-makers and influencers in the industry, will be sharing their knowledge and passion as part of the event which starts at 6pm Sallis Benney Theatre – it’s not too late to book!
Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week!
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Computer Science (Games) BSc(Hons) student John Evans tells us a bit about his course and demos his final year project robot at the Computing Degree Show.
“I chose this course as it is a general computer science course which could give me more options compared to focusing purely on games. The artificial intelligence modules and web-based games module were the most exciting for me personally, as I got to explore interesting concepts with technologies I enjoyed using.
I had an interest in technology from a young age and believed that Computer Science would allow me to understand more about tech and learn the skills I would need to join the tech world. Brighton is also known as UK’s next digital tech hub and this can be seen by the various small business and start-ups within the area. This makes having the University of Brighton on my CV much more valuable for employers.
I would highly recommend Computer Science to anyone considering it. There is a good mix of modules within the course (mostly technical) but you will have a few modules throughout the degree which will teach you how businesses may apply these principles.