Posted: Sat 28th May 2016

Huge Success For University’s Game Design Event

This article is old - Published: Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Over a hundred gaming fans and developers attended a successful showcase event at Wrexham Glyndwr University last week. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The institution’s Computer Game Development course opened its doors to the public on Wednesday 25th May to showcase their students’ projects and local developers at their Level Up event. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Regional gaming companies also presented their work alongside Computer Game Development, Immersive Technology and Creative Computing students. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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During the event visitors were able to play test students’ games ranging from first person shooters and action plat formers to serious game applications. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Industry exhibitors attended the event including BAFTA Cymru; TT Games; Gaia Tech; The Brew Network and The Game Homepage. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Speaking about the success of the event, Nathan Roberts, senior lecturer in Computing, said: “The Level Up Expo focused on the work from our second and final year students. There was a strong attendance from a variety of educational, public and business backgrounds who provided very encouraging feedback.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Level Up was part funded by the Welsh Government and supported by Games Wales and BAFTA Cymru. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

More information on Level Up can be found here ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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