Creative showcase of student success 21 May
The event will take place from 2-4pm on Monday 21 May in the Jubilee Room at the University's Headingley campus, giving the public and industry experts the perfect opportunity to view the students' innovative work.
This year's projects - by BSc (Hons) Games Design, BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology and BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Special Effects undergraduates, include graphics and web applications, games running on iOS, Android, PC and MAC platforms and animated short films.
Matt Burnill, a BSc (Hons) Games Design student has created the game Jade's Ransom for his final year project with fellow students Christian Harris, Adam Findlay and Richard Ullah. The game will be published on the Apple App Store and Android Play Market next week. Matt commented: "Jade's Ransom is a clever game that will make the player think and strategise by taking away the all-guns-blazing approach to modern action-adventure titles, with timing and strategy key to completing the levels. Players must use their skills to navigate in third person through the levels, solving puzzles and ultimately completing the adventure to reunite the heroine with her son."
BSc (Hons) Games Design students Rachael Wilson, James Smithson and Steve Chambers have developed a smartphone game called Barrel Busters.
Rachael, said: "In the current market physics based games are king, with the likes of Angry Birds and Cut the Rope topping the app store charts. With the recent release of Draw Something which was a huge success we have created a game that unites the best of these games. Barrel Busters is a casual puzzle game, with 2d graphics. It's a cross-platform application available to be played on an Android, iOS or web player. It is suitable for all types of gamers and our target audience are smartphone owners aged 15-30."
Following the public showcase their will be a VIP reception for the students and their friends and families.
Bal Singh, BSc (Hons) Games Design Course Leader at Leeds Metropolitan, commented: "Our students have worked extremely hard to produce high quality projects and we are proud to showcase their work."