University for the Creative Arts

CGA Incubator GAME JAM

As a games art degree course we make games for PC and mobile as well as develop interactive game experiences across a range of formats.

Game Jams around the world, such Ludum Dare, Train Jam and Global Games Jam, have been a huge influence and an exciting testing ground for new ideas.

For 2017/ 2018 CGA will now be undertaking game jams every term (during reading weeks), run by the incubatees, to promote an additional context for dynamic creative thinking and problem solving within groups. It’s an opportunity to experiment, explore risk and collaborate with new people in a vibrant and competitive setting of the CGA game studios.

The winners of the our first Game Jam, 8 teams representing, will be announced on Monday 15th May.

Huge thanks go to Payload Games – Terra Tech , Edge Case Games – Fractured Space Steam Keys, as well as Miniclip – MX Nitro + Super Massive Games – Rush of Blood + nDreams – The Assembly for generously supporting our game jam by providing the winners and runners up game SWAG Steam/ SIEE Key Prizes =]

 

 

The winning game was from James Barrow, Fares Guettoch and Alessandra Armenante for making, Thalassophobia in Unity. Thalassophobia means, fear of the ocean or deep open water. A fabulously creepy and eerie game set at sea in a fishing boat trying to survive what lurks beneath!

The Runners Up were Yr3 team: Rat A Tat Tat by John Howard, Chris Rothwell and Michael Kirby. Honorable mentions go to Harley Hayllor for the solo project Down Beat.

 

CGA Incubator Game Jam WINNER: Thalassophobia

This is the first UCA Computer Games Arts Incubator Studio Game Jam. We had 8 teams of 3, made up of Yr2 and Yr3 undergraduate students and our graduate incubatees oversaw the Game Jam. The winning game was from a Yr2 team made up of James Barrow, Fares Guettoch and Alessandra Armenante for making, Thalassophobia, using Unity. Thalassophobia means, fear of the ocean or deep open water. A fabulously creepy and eerie game set at sea in a fishing boat, trying to survive what lurks beneath!