48-hour video games test for Northampton students

Video games challenge
Video games challenge

Five students from the University of Northampton are gearing up for a gruelling video games-building contest.

Teams from around the globe will converge on Cambridge later this month for the prestigious Brains Eden Gaming Festival, which will see them battle it out in a Games Jam, a 48-hour competition to build a video game from scratch.

Computer Games Development students Gabriel Rosu, Henrique Galati and Rob Paton have teamed up with Game Art students Holly Hilson and David Bush for the event.

Shane Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Games Art at the University, said: “It may seem quite a daunting task, to be given a theme and then expected to build a game around it within two days, but our students will be incredibly well prepared for it.

Shane added: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for them.”