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Major Wins At Game Republic Student Showcase 2020

Game Republic Student Showcase 2020 took place on Tuesday 26th May – we are extremely proud to report that our students did amazingly well yet again.

Our students won:

First Prizes! (3/5)

First prizes for Best Game Design (4th year running) and Best Team (6th year running!) goes to:

  • Wibble Wabble Wobble – Team Spaghetto
    • Art / Design – David Lambert, Joe Taylor, Jason Morley, Bradley Lagota
    • Programming – Lewis Scrivens, Mark Booth, Sonny Blyth

Watch our interview and playthrough of Wibble Wobble Wabble here:

First prize for Best Art and Animation (4th time of the last 5 years.) goes to:

Example of his work:

Second Prizes! (3/5)

Second prizes for Best Team, Best Technology and Best Audio goes to:

  • Regal Mortis – Team Chanco
    • Art / Design – Alex Chan, Reece Kuby, Kial Oliver-Gibson
    • Programming – Oliver Sheard, Jack Hurst, Bradley Pratt

Watch our interview and playthrough of Regal Mortis here: 

Third Prizes (1/5)

Third prize for Best Art and Animation goes to:

Example of some of his work

The Game Republic Student Showcase competition has been running since 2009 initially being a regional competition for Yorkshire and Humberside it has expanded over the years to encompass much of the North. Entries came in from as far afield as Staffordshire, Sunderland and Hull, making it the most geographically diverse competition that Game Republic has yet hosted.

Full details here: https://gamerepublic.net/networking-events/student-showcases/

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GamesCast 013 – Team Project Games #2

Once again we’re talking about the final year team project games… only 1 this week. We’re joined by the lead designer David and programmer Sonny to discuss Wibble Wobble Wabble, a multiplayer network game where you grab melee and ranged weapons and try to dispatch the other players, with a comedy twist on the player movement! As you’ll see, it’s lot of fun, we only wish it lasted longer.

Join us every Wednesday at 3pm on twitch.tv/hudunigames to interact live with the team or watch anytime on youtube.com/hudunigames

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GamesCast 012 – Team Project Games #1

So we’re going to spend a few weeks looking through the team project submissions from final year students. Here the team, joined by some of the students, talking about, and playing, 2 of the games. There are 6 in total so there’ll be more to see in the coming weeks.

Also, see our live reaction to the announcement of Unreal Engine 5 and our news of Flux8 preorders being live for Nintendo Switch!

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GamesCast 009 – Canalside Studios

This week, Duke and Matt invited 3 of the 8 members of Canalside Studios, our inhouse games development studio, to tell us about their latest title. We spend the first half hour talking about the studio, it’s history and the games made over the last 14 years. The final hour is all about Mira’s Tale, the game from this year…. we also get to see Duke being abysmal at game playing… oh dear.

You can put Mira’s Tale in your steam wishlist

The other titles from the studio available on Steam are at:
Little Awesome Dudes
Hover Havoc
CoinOp Kingdom
Flux8

Pocket Galaxy is on iOS

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GamesCast 006 – Classic Games from the 80’s

This week, the team (or at least the ones old enough to remember it!) talk about classic games from the 80’s and how the games we loved as kids shaped our careers. Mick also worked on games in the late 80’s and we revisit his work from that time briefly.

Join us again next week for the 90’s and the week after for the 00’s!

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Gamescast 005

This week the team live streamed for our home office’s as the University of Huddersfield is in lockdown. We began with a discussion of software availability for students while the lockdown is in place and then moved on to discussing some of the games released this week. Catch the new video at https://youtu.be/YDkHK1GplAc

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