Game Design students shine at the Level Up Showcase

Our Honours Bachelor of Game Design students shined at this year’s Level Up Student Showcase as they presented their games to more than 1000 attendees at the event hosted by Design Exchange in Toronto on April 17. Their games drew the attention of gaming enthusiasts, industry professionals, and the judging panel reps from gaming companies such as Xbox, Unity, Microsoft, Zina, and Gameloft. 

The Level Up Showcase is the first event of its kind in Canada, hosting the most talented students from Game Design, Animation, and Computer Science post-secondary programs in Ontario. Our game design students stood out from the crowd, taking home four awards:

A group of six students pose with their trophy in colourful leis after winning second place for their game.
Students of EMUzement Games win second place for Best Mobile/Social Game.

In the category of Best Mobile/Social Game, Sheridan students Richard Baldock, David Brown, Jessica Cornelius, Xan Hay, Spencer Johnston and Marseilaise Perkins of EMUzement Games won second place for The Puzzling Adventures of Edgar the Emu.

Students of HOMEBASS Games pose in red shirts and their trophy after winning Best Game Art and People's Choice.
Students of HOMEBASS Games win Best Game Art and People’s Choice.

Best Game Art and People’s Choice were awarded to Shattered, created by students Jesse Baker, Sean Braithwaite, Joshua Garcia, Nathan Powless-Lynes and Ian Wang of HOMEBASS Games.

Three students of the group SNICKSNACK pose with their trophy after winning second-place for Best Gameplay.
Student group SNICKSNACK wins second-place for Best Gameplay.

Second-place for Best Gameplay, Expedited– a mobile, Tetris-inspired shipping game – was won by students Pierre-Yves Boulerice, Yuting “Filink” Cao, and Jesmin Hondell.

Our student’s award-winning games were developed throughout their last year at Sheridan. The success of our students can be attributed to their hard work, talent, and the unique aspects of our Honours Bachelor of Game Design program that applies real-world skill development with exceptional out-of-class opportunities. These experiences give our students the ability to connect with the public and the industry, and are valuable learning experiences that allow our students to take their games to the next level.

This event marked the last time that this group of Sheridan Game Design students will be together as a class. We extend our congratulations to all of our Game Design students as they head towards graduation this summer, and we are confident that their shining presence at the Level Up Showcase is just the beginning of a bright future ahead!

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