Who can come up with the best game idea surrounding the wildlife of Dublin? Game-U called its Dublin students to action this week for a fun-filled pitch competition to find out! The winning idea will be transformed into an interactive game for the city of Dublin. Five courageous superstar students showed off their proposals. Take a look at what they pitched.
Voyager Mia, whose interests lie in engineering, sees her game consisting of different photographs of Dublin landscapes that contain hidden animals the player can find. It will be a point and click experience that becomes more challenging as you move forward in the game.
Voyager Simon presents his game as a hide and seek adventure, where you are a park ranger sent out to find animals in Dublin. A fun aspect of his game is animal cards, which contain information about what the animals eat and clues to where they might hide. Level up to find new animals.
Voyager Thomas has an interest in becoming an astronaut, or something in the line of engineering. In his game, you are a researcher who has to observe animals without frightening them. Be careful not to make any noise, and avoid obstacles like rocks and branches. Along the way, collect items like binoculars and bug nets.
Pioneer Asher would love to be a game developer when he is older. His game idea brings an educational element via fun quizzes taken to level up. Find your way through a maze of Dublin, and read all about the animals that inhabit the area.
Explorer Marcos is interested in owning his own comic shop when he grows up. In his game, fill your binder with animals found on your adventure as Dublin’s version of Jack Hanna. Discover details about the animals’ habitat and food along the way.
The judges deliberated the proposals, and after a tough decision, agreed that Mia is their all-star! In the next few weeks, Mia will work with Game-U instructor Austin D. and the other pitch competition participants to bring her vision to life. Once the project gets a green light from the City of Dublin, it is go-time to start building!
Game-U is proud of every student that submitted and pitched his or her game ideas and would like to thank parents for coming to support their children. It takes guts to speak to a panel of judges with confidence, and all of our participants blew the judges away with their hard work.