Students present to leading UK gaming companies

Students from Bondholder the University of Derby will be presenting their third year gaming creations to leading UK gaming companies on Friday 22nd April at the University's annual Games@Derby exhibition.

Sixty nine students studying BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation and BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming will be showcasing their creations which form part of their final year project.

Prior to the showcase, there will be a Dragons Den style panel, consisting of industry professionals and gaming experts from universities across the UK.

Ryan Simpson, a games programmer from SEGA, one of the leading interactive entertainment companies that cultivates creative talent worldwide, will be on the panel, along with representatives from Playground Games, Rare and Sumo Digital. Each team will present their game to the panelists, which will be followed by testing the games.

Robert Berry, Lecturer in Computer Games at the University of Derby, said: "The games designed for the expo form part of the students' final year project. This has resulted in a diverse range of ideas being conjured up through the collective imagination of students during a collaboration between programmes. This year's theme is entitled Soundscape."

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The game expo was a really fun experience. It was great to spend 12 weeks creating a game and then be able to present it and allow people to engage and interact with the game.
— Kyle Horwood, Student at University of Derby