Saturday, 14 May 2011

Student Successes continued. Mobile Bullets Challenge 2011

This year winning team members have once again been chosen from the annual Black Bull mobile games design competition which involved 48 2nd Year Games Design students from Uclan. This resulted in some excellent design work and presentations.
Here are the winners from this year’s Mobile Bullets/Black Bull Challenge 2011.
1st                           Thomas Moulton              Sock Ratisse
2nd                     Jonathon Richardson       Crow Catcher
3rd                      William Davies                 Bug Walk
Wild Card          Georgina Cronshaw         Inky Depths
Innovation         Natasha Bristoe               Digital You

The 2011 competition has taken a different form to previous years.  In the lead up to Preston Guild 2011, the management group working with the GUILD KEY steering group have decided the students will create a mobile game for the Guild Celebrations.  To do this, they have choosen an ‘A Team’ from the games design student presentations but will still work with Lancaster University programmers to develop the game.

This year, a further 4 ‘notables’ were added to the pot resulting in the presentation of 9 pitches for a GUILD KEY mobile game.  These additions were  from:
James Burton, Alex Belingham, Ethan McKinley-Rooke and Marcus Izaquias.

The competition was held on Tuesday, 3rd May  at UCLan


        A panel of four expert judges were invited to choose the winning pitch which will be ‘worked up’ into the GUILD KEY game over Summer 2011 and scheduled for release in October 2011.  The panel also selected THREE UCLan students from the nine contestants who will work together with programming student(s) from Lancaster University in ONE team to make the game.  Mentoring and guidance from the Guild Key steering group will be provided throughout.

 From the finalists Will Davies and James Burton were selected to work with Georgina Cronshaw in developing her winning game pitch.   Two programming students from Lancaster University will be working with the UCLan students in completing this project.

The proposed completion date is October 2011.