This past week, RIT was a local participant and sponsor in a world-wide event entitled the ‘Global Game Jam’, sponsored in part by the Interactional Game Developer’s Association. Locally we held a 'node' of the event in the Game Design & Development laboratory on the second floor of the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences, and staffed the event with IGM faculty and students to support the activity. This year, as part of the Gamesauce challenge, a Top-10 list was selected out of the entries submitted from around the world. One of the teams from RIT is being recognized on this list! The 'Ultimate Celebration' (the game produced at RIT that was awarded this honor) team consists of Brian Soulliard (BSc Software Engineering), Lawrence Jung (BSc Game Design & Development), Lane Lawley (BSc Computer Science) and Devin Ford (BSc Game Design & Development).
The ten winning games were selected from the 1487 games that were developed last weekend during the Global Game Jam 2011. Each winning team has been awarded the opportunity to showcase their game during Casual Connect Europe in Hamburg, Germany. Submissions were judged based on the potential of their teams to create commercially viable projects. Congrats to the Ultimate Celebration team!