Gaming Showcase Attracts a Crowd

12 June 2017 | Media, Games & Computing

Members of the Plymouth games community gathered as Foundation Degree (FdA) students studying Game Design and Production at City College hosted their end of year show.

The College’s STEM Hub was the venue for the showcase which featured virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D environments, as well as narrative driven games. Alongside this, the final year students presented the two games they have designed and made in the past two months.

The students constructed all the models, animations, sound and music, and created the programming for the two games. The first, Streets of Plymouth, is a side scrolling brawler game, inspired by the arcade classic, Streets Of Rage. The second, Aether, is described by the students as a “bullet hell, boss, rush game” inspired by games such as Enter the Gungeon and Titan Souls. The two games were premiered and played by the visitors at the event. In addition to friends, family and ex-students, Simon Wainwright, Plymouth City Council’s Leadership Associate for Technology for Education, representatives from VR studio True Vision, and members of the Plymouth Game Developers Group were in attendance.

Jo Cocksey, Lecturer in Computing at the College, said: “The end of year show was a fantastic opportunity for the Plymouth games community to come together in celebration our students’ achievements. We are proud of the FdA provision at the College and it was rewarding to showcase the students’ work to a range of industry professionals as possible employers. I can’t emphasise enough how proud I am of the students, they have achieved so much! They have shown an extraordinary level of professionalism and created exceptional designs.”

For anyone interested in gaming or any of the full or part-time courses including Apprenticeships, the College is holding a Course Information Drop-in event on Wednesday 14 June, 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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