City postgraduates win leading computer games development award
The team was known as Ape-y Eyes and comprised Camilo Albarracin, Nicolas Chemin, Mark Foley, Jay Steen and Ben Wilson. They were recognised for developing PaperQuest - an adventure game for the Microsoft Kinect, in which the player must fly a paper airship through a 3D origami world, gathering prizes in a limited time.
They were among 16 teams from universities across the UK, Europe, India and China to travel to the University of Abertay Dundee for nine weeks of workshops with leading games industry professionals. The team used this time to develop PaperQuest from an initial concept to a working prototype, putting it on show at Dare ProtoPlay - Scotland's biggest video gaming education and consumer event.
Chris Child, Lecturer in Computer Games Technology at City, says: "Dare to be Digital is an internationally renowned event for aspiring games developers. The fact that our team's work has been endorsed by fellow competitors through this award is a testament to the high quality, hard work and imagination of City's students."