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A group of Brock Interactive Arts and Science students wowed the gaming world with their elaborate adventure video game at a high-profile showcase this week.
The game called Awaken was named best game at Level Up, a student gaming showcase in Toronto that was attended by gamers and industry representatives. Awaken competed against more than 50 virtual creations from 10 other Ontario colleges and universities for the honours.
This is the first time Brock has presented at Level Up, described as a once-in-a-lifetime chance for graduating students to show off their creations to the world. The event was sponsored by gaming industry giants Microsoft and NBC Universal.
“This win is affirmation that the kind of education we are providing in Interactive Arts and Science - study that blends deep conceptual framing of games in culture and art with hands-on production - is enabling students to make games that really stand out for being smart, innovative and polished,” said Jean Bridge, associate professor and co-instructor of the Awaken team.