UPDATE: People keep asking me, so here is the basic rundown of teams/games in the competition: GameFest consists of four basic parts: concert, showcase, competition, industry talk and panel. This year, 45 teams registered their games for the event. 20 of those games were allowed into the competition: 5 for each of the 4 schools competing. This year, the schools were: Becker College, The Game Studio @ Champlain College, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Any game from the participating schools can be shown off in the Showcase. For a list of all of the teams and games please see this list.
The outcome of the Competition follows:
|Second||Quibly Ball||Champlain College|
|Third||Unbroken||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Excellence in Visuals||Sagittarii Run||Champlain College|
|Excellence in 2D Gameplay||Heist||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Excellence in Immersion||The Bigfoot Journals||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Excellence in Concept||Energy Drive||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Excellence in Multi-Player||Prismatic Showdown||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Excellence in GUI||Crisis of the Superverse||Champlain College|
|Best in Show||Landfall||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|People’s Choice||Prismatic Showdown||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
Congratulations to all of the winning teams!
The Game Studio @ Champlain College sported 12 teams/games at GameFest 2013. Prof. Jonathan Ferguson coordinated and facilitated Champlain’s GameFest Exhibitors, and transported over fifteen computer systems to support Champlain students. Thanks to all of the Champlain Exhibitors, who helped to pack, unload, and repack the van with those systems. Setup and tear-down of all of these games was completed in record time in the EMPAC at RPI. Great work everyone!
The following games created entirely by students in The Game Studio at Champlain College, were exhibited at GameFest 2013:
- Trash Lords
- Eb and Flo
- Sagittarii Run
- Quibly Ball
- Crisis of the Super-Verse
- Sasquatch: Photo-Bomber
Great job everyone! It was a fantastic showing for The Game Studio at Champlain College! 12 games! Champlain’s largest showing at GameFest yet!
Champlain College has participated in the GameFest since 2010. Prior to 2012, Champlain was not permitted to participate in the competition due to our collaborative production process. In 2012 the rules were changed to take development time into account. In 2012, Champlain took home First and Second place with Loc, and Satoshi and the Thousand Samurai.
Video of this event is available below. Here’s the raw footage of the event. I have not had time to edit this into something reasonable yet. These files are BIG, think 1.2GiB+.