Westminster students develop and publish games for iOS and Android
Multimedia and Games Computing 15 March 2016
The three game apps entitled BeeBop, Run Raptor Run and Infiltrator, all fully designed and programmed by second and third year Westminster students, were developed as part of the AppBoxMedia Hackathon.
The competition was run for the first time in collaboration with the Westminster Games and Creative Society, and was an excellent opportunity for the students involved to enrich their portfolios and create something that directly places them in the games market. The students also received support and mentoring from professionals provided by AppBoxMedia.
Speaking about the importance of students having the opportunity to participate in external events, Senior Lecturer in Computer Games Development, Markos Mentzelopoulos said:
“The important benefits of participating in these external events are that students are able to network with professionals, demonstrate course learned skills under stressful and demanding conditions, and build up their portfolios and working experience.”
The AppBoxMedia App-rentice competition has as a main scope the aim of proving to recruiters that students have talent, as well as the skills and determination to have successful careers. Students who compete gain access and feedback from today’s competitive job market, and entering the competition can dramatically enhance students’ employability and career opportunities.
The competition was brought to life by the Westminster Games and Creative Society, a society the Westminster Student Union initiated three years ago with Computer Games Development students. This is the first year this competition has run, and next year the competition is set to be expanded and made more open to other universities and courses.
The Computer Games Development BSc course is taught within the University of Westminster’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Illustration and Visual Communication BA within the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design. At Westminster, students are encouraged to be global citizens, professional leaders, and lifelong learners, appreciating the need for interdisciplinary approaches in understanding and resolving the constantly evolving intellectual, professional and business challenges of the 21st century.
All games are now available for Android and iOS – download them now!
You won't BEElieve your eyes as you have to travel as far as possible and defeat waves upon waves of enemy wasps in this fun and addictive endless shooter game.
RUN RAPTOR RUN
Can you survive the end of the Dinosaurs!? Be a Dinosaur and try to dodge lava and collect bones in this brand new hopper/endless game.
Time is of the essence in this unique twin-stick shooter, as you race through the interior of a massive spaceship while being chased by ever increasing numbers of enemy drones.
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