SCAD Game Developers Win E3 College Competition

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SAVANNAH, GA — A team from Savannah College of Art and Design’s (www. ) game design program won first place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo’s (E3) 2014 College Game Competition, created by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The student’s video game, “Prisma,” was selected by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts as the best university submission.

The student winners include: Kyle J. Bolton , B.F.A., interactive design and game development, 2013; Alex Méndez, B.F.A. interactive design and game development student; Khoa D. Nguyen, B.FA., interactive design and game development, 2013; Kevin Ridgway, B.F.A., animation, 2012; Angelica M. Rodriguez-Vazquez, B.F.A., interactive design and game development, 2014; and Hank M. Silman III, B.F.A. interactive design and game development student. 

The game was created in professor Tony Tseng’s senior studio class at SCAD Atlanta. The s tudents worked in teams to design and develop the original game concept from scratch. “Prisma” follows a girl named Ray as she journeys through different color-coded dimensions. The challenging 2.5D platformer game evolved over nine months.

“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized for the efforts of this particular group of students and the guidance of their faculty advisers, which brought ‘Prisma’ to an amazing level of professional polish and fun,” said Luis Cataldi, chair of interactive design and game development. “SCAD and the interactive design and game development department are committed to providing students with an unmatched game development education and helping to provide opportunities for recognition such as the E3 College Game Competition.”

SCAD promotes a collaborative academic approach that exposes students to complementary disciplines essential to game development. In addition to having access to the resources of the leading provider of higher education in creative fields, students are taught by faculty with industry experience. SCAD’s undergraduate and graduate programs in interactive design and game development are listed among The Princeton Review’s “Top 25 Schools for Game Design.” This is the second consecutive win for SCAD at E3, which was a co-winner in the 2013 competition, for the game “Lost in Thought.”

E3 is the trade show for computer and video games and related products.

About 48,900 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from more than 100 countries attended the show in Los Angeles.



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