LIT Thurles students scoop awards at Games Fleadh 2016

Three LIT Thurles students have been recognised for their achievements in game design and development at Games Fleadh 2016, an all-island games design and development competition for third-level students.

LIT Thurles students scoop awards at Games Fleadh 2016

David Morton a 4th year student in LIT’s Game Desingn and Development programme is presented with his awards by Paschal Meehan Head of Faculty of LIT’s Applied Science Engineering and Technology. David won Best in Game Play and Best Windows Phone Game for his game Pirates vs Aliens. The Games Fleadh 2016 event took place at LIT Thurles Campus on March 9th 2016.

Supported by Microsoft Ireland, EA Games, Ubisoft and the Irish Computer Society, the 13th annual Games Fleadh event took place on March 9th on LIT’s Thurles campus which is home to the B.Sc in Computing in Games Design and Development.

Event organisers reported their busiest year yet with over 29 teams taking part in various game design and development competitions. The entries were viewed, played and tested by over 400 members of the general public who attended the event.

A stellar cast of judges reviewed the entries and scored the students on their creations. The judges included John Romero the creator of Doom, representatives from EA Games and Snozbot.

David Morton, a 4th year LIT student, won ‘Best in Game Play’ and ‘Best Windows Phone Game’ for his game ‘Pirates vs Aliens’. Samantha Marah and Samuel MacSweeney, both 2nd year students, were awarded ‘Best in Original Digital Art’ and ‘Best in Original Story’ for their game ‘Pixel Pirate Defense’.

LIT Thurles students scoop awards at Games Fleadh 2016

Samuel MacSweeney and Samantha Marah and who are 2nd year LIT Games Design and Development students were awarded Best in Original Digital Art and Best in Original Story for their game Pixel Pirate Defense. Their awards were presented to them by Alan Sayle from EA at Games Fleadh 2016 in LIT Thurles Campus on March 9th 2016

Speaking about Games Fleadh 2016, event organiser and lecturer at LITs Game Design and Development degree in Thurles Dr. Liam Noonan said, “Games Fleadh was a fantastic event and it showcased the emerging Irish game design and development talent out there. We were delighted with the achievements of our Games Design and Development students.”

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