Train2Game Break Record for Largest Game Jam in a Single Location
This Sunday just passed, 299 students took part in a record breaking attempt and succeeded!
In a partnership between Microsoft and Train2Game, it sure sounds like everyone had a lot of fun in Luton.
Over 20 games were produced and have been submitted for review to the Windows Store . A judging process took place with team 22 being judged as the best game with its game Royal Rush, winning a collection of Microsoft prizes including a VIP trip to Rare.
The event had students awake for a full 48 hours to complete their games, with lunch breaks taking the form of design meetings and prolonged sleeping banned during the development process. Adjudication on site was completed by Guinness World Records™ with the plaque presented to the students on the final day of the event.
Anand Krishnan, senior director, Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft UK said: “Windows 8 presents a huge opportunity for developers to build great new apps for a variety of form factors. We’re really pleased that the Train2Game students got to use Windows 8 before release this year, and it was great to see them use their creativity to build some of these incredible games.”
Myra Smallman, Course Director, Train2Game: “We did it! Congratulations to all the students, we’re incredibly proud of them. This has been a wonderful experience and now it’s over its time for us all go and get some sleep! As well as being great fun, working with Microsoft to set a world record shows the ambition we have for our students to participate in life changing experiences while studying with Train2Game. We hope that the students will continue this relationship with Microsoft in their future careers as games developers.”
Professor Carsten Maple of the University of Bedfordshire said: “The University is proud to have hosted this event for Microsoft and Train2Game. The University has one of the oldest Computer Games Development Degrees in the country so we were very excited to assist. We are committed to working with the video games industry and are pleased that our excellent facilities can be utilised to help in a world record attempt. I’m sure all participants will benefit hugely from the experience.”