Published: 26 June 2012 at 15:56
Young computer programmers from across Europe to compete at Anglia Ruskin
The brightest young computer game developers from across Europe will be battling it out for digital supremacy during the Brains Eden 2012 Gaming Festival at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (30 June until 2 July).
The Games Jam competition (30 June and 1 July) will see 20 teams of university students from the UK, France and the Netherlands compete to develop the best new game in just 48 hours. Anglia Ruskin has two teams entered, comprising of students from BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BA (Hons) Computer Games and Visual Effects, and BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology.
The products devised during the competition will then be showcased to some of the leading figures in the computer games industry at a special symposium on 2 July.
Clare Denham of Creative Front Cambridgeshire, which is a network for creative industries based at Anglia Ruskin, said:
Conceived by Games Eden, Cambridge’s games development network, the Brains Eden 2012 Gaming Festival not only forges links between industry and academia but also celebrates the groundbreaking work of the Cambridge computer games industry, which employs over 1,000 people in the city.
The keynote speech at the Brains Symposium on Monday, 2 July will be delivered by Dave Coplin, the Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, who will discuss how our relationship with technology is fundamentally shifting as our primary window into the digital world moves from traditional personal computers to mobile devices.
Brains Eden, which also includes a careers clinic and games artwork exhibition, is fully supported and funded by Games Eden members, who include Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Jagex, Ninja Theory, Geomerics, Frontier and Jumped Up Games.