Computing students at Chichester College walked away with a trio of awards, following a recent gaming competition.
They took part in GameJam, a week-long event organised by the University of Portsmouth.
The four-person team – called the ‘Dairy Delinquents’ and comprised of Lewis Knight, Aleandro Abreu, Michael Elderton and Brad Waller – were tasked with designing, creating and presenting a new game in just five days.
The only requirement they had to meet, was to feature one of the three themes selected during the opening ceremony – former cricketer Roger Harper, live music venue The Cluny and Saint-Marcellin (a French cheese).
By Friday the students were ready to present their game, ‘Feisty Fromages’ to a panel of judges featuring lectures of the University of Portsmouth and employers from the gaming industry.
They were impressed with the team’s cheesy-themed game, honouring it with three of the nine awards that were up for grabs:
- Best Adaptation of the Themes
- Best Designed Game
- People’s Choice.
Nathan Smith, computing lecturer at Chichester College, said: “We are unbelievably proud of this team – they really rose to the challenge presented to them.
“They worked incredibly hard, embraced the themes with enthusiasm and developed a really creative game concept which impressed the judges – so much so that they’ve been invited to the university to show them how the game works.”