Successful Coleraine Imagine Cup Teams Two teams of computing students from Coleraine have been ranked among the top 20 in the world in a games development competition, beating over 600 other entries. The Imagine Cup is a hugely successful international competition with over 100,000 participants from over 100 countries world-wide.
Dr Darryl Charles who organises computing student competition entries through the Creative Computing student group on the Coleraine campus commented, "This is a remarkable success for our students in a very highly competitive international competition. Our students competed against teams from Japan, USA, Canada, Germany and many other countries with a strong pedigree for game development. The game development teams comprised students from all years of our degrees and I believe that the experience gained through this extra-curricular activity will be prove to be valuable in their future study and careers"
The theme for the 2008 Imagine Cup was "Sustainable Environment". Team 1 (Pringle Monkey) were James Burke (mentor), David Gibson, James Dempsey, Niamh Scullion, and Richard Paul. A short clip of their game "Future Shock" can be found here.
Team 2 (R.A.N.D.O.M) were Alan Turpin (mentor), Chris Hanna, and Debbie Mitchell. Their game "Mephitis Pyre" can be seen here.
Computing students at Coleraine are supported by the Microsoft Scholarship Programme. The scholarship supports innovation of approaches to student engagement within Computing including retention and outreach programmes to the community.
For further information on this story, please contact:Dr Darryl Charles