OCAD U team wins People’s Choice Award at Level Up Showcase

 

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00am

Students from OCAD U’s Digital Futures program joined 17 other Ontario colleges and universities taking part in the sixth annual Level Up Student Games Showcase on April 6. Close to 2,000 people filled the main floor of the Design Exchange as student teams demonstrated their games and met with industry representatives and talent scouts.

Three awards were given out:

  • People’s Choice Award – Plunder! OCAD University/University of Toronto
  • Technical Innovation Award – Ominous Games from UOIT
  • Best Overall Game Award and Best Artistic Achievement – Arrow Heads from Sheridan

Level Up began when OCAD U Assistant Professor Emma Westecott teamed up with the University of Toronto’s Steve Engels to collaborate on a small student project. Now it’s the biggest event of its kind in Ontario.

The evening was organized and co-hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Toronto, OCAD University and Algonquin College, in partnership with AMD, George Brown College, Sheridan College and Ubisoft Toronto.

To find out more, see media coverage in the Toronto Star, CBC News and the Financial Post. Ryan Mason, third-year Digital Futures student, was interviewed on CBC’s Metro Morning.

 

 

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00am

Students from OCAD U’s Digital Futures program joined 17 other Ontario colleges and universities taking part in the sixth annual Level Up Student Games Showcase on April 6. Close to 2,000 people filled the main floor of the Design Exchange as student teams demonstrated their games and met with industry representatives and talent scouts.

Three awards were given out:

  • People’s Choice Award – Plunder! OCAD University/University of Toronto
  • Technical Innovation Award – Ominous Games from UOIT
  • Best Overall Game Award and Best Artistic Achievement – Arrow Heads from Sheridan

Level Up began when OCAD U Assistant Professor Emma Westecott teamed up with the University of Toronto’s Steve Engels to collaborate on a small student project. Now it’s the biggest event of its kind in Ontario.

The evening was organized and co-hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Toronto, OCAD University and Algonquin College, in partnership with AMD, George Brown College, Sheridan College and Ubisoft Toronto.

To find out more, see media coverage in the Toronto Star, CBC News and the Financial Post. Ryan Mason, third-year Digital Futures student, was interviewed on CBC’s Metro Morning.