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NCU's Game Development Camp a Success
Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:15:33 PM

Recently, Northern Caribbean University (NCU), through the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) staged its Summer Technology Camp. The camp, which was the third of its kind, this year focussed on Game Development.

 “With the emerging market for Game Developers and Animators in Jamaica, the focus of this year’s technology camp was to introduce high school students to various techniques involved in building 2-D Computer Games from concept to realization” said Damion Mitchell, Chair and Assistant Professor in the department.

During the two-week long camp, the participants were taken through the different stages of the game development process and encouraged to use their creativity.

“All participants were extremely happy about the content covered and what they were able to cover in such a short period of time. Overall all participants seemingly enjoyed every moment of this experience” Mr. Mitchell said.

On the final day of the camp, all participants presented their completed products for their parents, guardians and other guests to see.

“The camp was a success based on the quality games that were developed by the participants. The parents and guardians were pleased with the finished products as well” stated Mr. Mitchell.

He also shared that “many of the participants expressed an interest in moving to 3-D games since the focus was on 2-D games this year. Therefore, for next summer we want to focus on developing 3-D games from concept to realization.”

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