UWS Game Developers Earn Spot in Prestigious Games Awards Shortlist

UWS Game Developers Earn Spot in Prestigious Games Awards Shortlist

UWS student developers earn a spot in the UK Games Education Awards shortlist with their nostalgic game, Project Retro Museum. Celebrate their achievement at the TIGA Awards this November.

A Spotlight on Rising Talent

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) students are making waves in the gaming industry. These emerging game developers have recently been nominated for the esteemed UK Games Education Awards. They have been singled out in the category of Best Student Game, a noteworthy accomplishment that speaks to their potential in the competitive world of game development.

About Project Retro Museum

Their brainchild, Project Retro Museum, is a collaborative creation of five BSc Computer Games Development graduates.

It is a learning tool for aspiring game developers delving deep into retro gaming. 

Classics such as PacManDoomCastlevania, and Crash Bandicoot appear, making it a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Gavin Baxter

Gavin Baxter, a Lecturer at UWS, shares his excitement: 

“Project Retro Museum is more than just a game. It is a journey back in time, where players can engage with legendary consoles, play iconic games, and delve into the rich tapestry of gaming history. We are witnessing a beautiful amalgamation of past meets future – a blend of nostalgia and state-of-the-art technology.”

He continues:

 “Seeing our students earn this nomination is a testament to their dedication and skill. The accolades Project Retro Museum is receiving signifies a bright future for UWS graduates in the gaming domain.”

Awards Aim and Importance

The TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2023 highlights exemplary students, educators, and best practices within the gaming industry. 

The Best Student Game category, in particular, shines a spotlight on games that showcase outstanding creativity, technical mastery, and industry potential. 

Being shortlisted places these students among the UK’s crème de la crème of game development and education.

The Game’s Future at UWS

Project Retro Museum will be integrated into the UWS Computer Games Development module called Retro Games Archaeology to affirm its significance. 

Beyond this, it is slated to play a pivotal role in the university’s outreach initiatives and will feature prominently during UWS’s open-day events.

The Computer Games Development course at UWS is designed to foster both creativity and technical expertise, arming its students with everything they need to stand out in the global gaming arena.

Mark Your Calendars!

The gaming world awaits the TIGA Awards presentation ceremony on 16 November in London. 

It promises to be an event where new talent, like the UWS students, will take center stage, showcasing their potential to industry stalwarts.

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