January 16, 2018

And The Phoenix Global Game Jam Winners Are…

Phoenix Global Game Jam at UAT

Game developers from University of Advancing Technology and surrounding colleges gathered at UAT for the Phoenix Global Game Jam on Jan 20-22, for an epic weekend of game development.

Thanks to sponsors Game CoLab, Clique API, Tobii, NACET, Houdini, Red Bull, and Virtuix for giving jammers access to awesome technology in eye tracking and content creation, epic prize packages and for supplying endless cans of Redbull, keeping devs heavily caffeinated for the entire 48-hour jam.

Game developers playing games at Global Game Jam at UAT.

Game developers playing games at Global Game Jam at UAT.

Game devs camped out in every workable space throughout the Commons, New Technologies Lab and Electronic Classrooms collaborating on games Friday night as they developed the concept all the way through crunch time on Sunday afternoon.

At the close of the game jam, 29 completed games including several VR builds were submitted by 127 game developers with the caliber of games highly impressing the judges.

Global Game Jam winners: Waden Kane Studio and Terrasect Mobile for game LIGO Chess

Global Game Jam winners: Waden Kane Studio and Terrasect Mobile for game LIGO Chess

And the winners are…

The Houdini Award for Best Art:

“LIGO Chess” – by Waden Kane Studios and Terrasect Mobile

Prize: 1-year indie license to Houdini FX made by SideFx

Play the game here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/ligo-chess

 

Best Use of Tech by Tobii EyeX Hardware:

“Starsea” by Alex Ryan and Excel Ortega

Play the game here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/starsea

 

Grand Prize Package from Clique API:

“Whiskered Away” by Kenny Ryan, Noah Stumpf, TJ Tapia, Audrey McEvoy and Jersey Calderwood

Prize: GDC Play booth and 2 Expo Passes

Play the game here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/whiskered-away

Whiskered Away indie game at Global Game Jam

Whiskered Away indie game at Global Game Jam

You can check out and play the other games submitted to the Global Game Jam here.

 

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