Congratulations to our UL team “Trash Team Racing” who on Wednesday of this week, emerged overall winners in the 2017 Games Studio Competition which was held as part of the 2017 Games Fleadh at LIT Tipperary (http://gamesfleadh.ie/games-ireland-2/). The Games Studio competition is open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students from across all institutions in Ireland, and our Trash Team Racing members comprised four 2nd year and one 3rd year BSc in Computer Games Development students. The trailer for the winning game can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AudlKPztwJk
Since 2010, the ICT Learning Centre has been managing UL ICT students’ participation in this competition and other similar annual competitions, as part of our aim to promote active and student centred learning, enhance and broaden the students’ ICT skill-sets and to promote ICT as a career path. Working with all undergraduate students in UL every year, the centre invites and encourages students’ participation, manages team selection via internal competitions and provides mentoring.
The members of Trash Team Racing are:
Joseph Greaney - 3rd year BSc in Computer Games Development
David Ryley - 2nd year BSc in Computer Games Development
David Ryan - 2nd year BSc in Computer Games Development
Christopher Brady - 2nd year BSc in Computer Games Development
Shane O’Malley - 2nd year BSc in Computer Games Development
With over 20 games entered in this year’s competition, our students’ excelled, their game winning in the “Best in Animation” category as well as the main award “Game Studio Ireland Challenge - College Cup Champions”.