Could these be the Nintendo and PlayStation stars of tomorrow? Gaming students hold exhibition

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Students are proving they could be the gaming stars of tomorrow with a two day exhibition at Cambridge Regional College.

The Gaming Level 3 students are set to showcase work they have developed, designed and built for the public to try out.

Included is a game called Rock, Paper, Sumo and another that is an intricate puzzle survival game.

Their exhibition is on two evenings at Cambridge Regional College on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June from 4.00-7.30pm. Head to Room F211A.

Talented students have spent around four months preparing with a wide range of genres for people to enjoy.

Chris Baker, course lead for Games Development, said: “There will be a variety of games and personal projects to interact with and you will have the opportunity to discuss the work with the students themselves to discover their inspirations, successes and trials throughout the project.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to get effective experience demonstrating their own work and receive some crucial feedback for the beginnings of their careers!”

James O’Neill, 22, has designed a game called Rock, Paper, Sumo. He chose the Gaming studies course at CRC as his career ambition is to be a games developer.

He said: “The course here ticks the box of everything I want to learn. The experience from being here is beyond my expectations.”

Harley Ison, 18, has jointly created a survival puzzle game with fellow student Thomas Barnard, 17.

Harley said: “I’m hoping to move on to Anglia Ruskin University after college and aim for a career in programming.

“The course at CRC has taught so many essential skills as well as teaching us all to believe in ourselves that we can do this.”

Thomas, who plans to go to NUA to study graphics communications and web design, said: “This course has raised all of our ambitions.”

Others showcasing at the gaming expo are Cameron Allen, 19, who has made a video to showcase his creative talent.

Set to attend the two day event at Cambridge Regional College (CRC) are staff from local gaming companies Jagex, Frontier, Ninja Theory, Inkle, Games Anglia and PlayFusion.

Over the years, CRC Gaming students have showcased their skills on the biggest and best gaming stages, including Los Angeles and London, exhibiting their games at the world’s top trade shows for the sector, alongside Nintendo, Sega, Microsoft and Sony.

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