DIT student takes top honours @ GamesFleadh Games Programming Festival

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13 March 2014: Second year DIT Computer Science student Brian Willis was, yesterday, awarded the Windows Game Studio Challenge Prize at  the Games Fleadh Games Programming Festival while a team of first year DIT computer science students took runners up in the Robocode competition at the event. 

An annual event,  Games Fleadh is Ireland’s premier student games development event . The competition takes a classic game as inspiration and challenges students to reimagine the game for Windows. This year’s theme was the classic text adventure “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” – itself inspired by the books, radio and TV series. Brian developed a planet-blasting Vogon Simulator with unique art style and comedy reflecting the 1980’s TV series. Brian’s game was entirely developed using Processing – a framework invented to help visual artists learn about programming.

DIT prize winners at Games Fleadh 2014 were:

 

Windows Game Studio Grand Prize

Team Brian

Brian Willis

DT228/2

 

Robocode Ireland Runners Up

Aaron Brien

Peter Flanagan

Eoin Raeside

DT228/1

 

Best in Animation

Team 8E

Derek Conway

Jason Kavanagh

DT228/2

 

Best in Original Digital Art

Team Dolphin Cry

Christopher Jerrard-Dunne

Eoin Meyler

Mariana Codina

Marcus Daly

DT228/2

 

Best in Game Design

Team BubbleBath

Sean Hartnett

Cormac Chisholm

Shane Fanning

DT228/2

 

Best in Original Story

Team Pixelated

Darren Britton

Same Boles

DT228/2

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