Following on from the success of our Three Thing Game events we thought we’d branch out a bit. So we hooked up with Grimsby College, Hull College and Hull Studio School to take part in Global Game Jam. This is a 48 hour game development event where teams from all around the world make games at the same time.
Around fifty of our students signed up and spent 48 hours at Hull Studio School feverishly writing code. There was even a university staff team. The theme of the event was “heartbeats” and a whole range of games were produced. After the judging was finished a team made up of students from all around the local region, including a number of Hull University students, were named the winners. They had created a complete haunted mansion and a ghost who terrorised the players in 3D sound. When you heard the ghostly heartbeat coming up behind you the whole thing was proper scary. You can find out more about the competition, and view “shaky-cam” videos of the entries, here.