The GameJam Titans train stopped at the second last city – ‘The City of Dreams’ – Mumbai. The jamming took place at Mount Litera School International and the theme this time was ‘Rain’ and ‘Cloud’.
The school category saw more than 80 teams with nearly 360 students turning up to participate. The jury for the Mumbai round comprised of Hrishi Oberoi from Disney Games, Manasi Mohan from Tata Elxsi, Vaibhav Chavan from UnderDogs Gaming Studio and Moumita Paul from Pokkt.
“It’s amazing to see so many young enthusiastic kids under one roof and creating games as part of a competition. With events like such taking place in the country its very encouraging to see the new crop of developers coming from schools at such a young age. I am certain that gaming in India is only going to grow further and NASSCOM will do everything in its capacity to support such initiatives,” said NASSCOM VP Rajiv Vaishnav.
The students displayed their games to judges and after much brainstorming and discussion, the judges finally came to the conclusion there would be a mention of top four teams, and the team that won was from Ramsheth Thakur Public School. The winners were elated to receive the trophy and certificates from the judges and tickets to NASSCOM Game Developers Conference 2015 happening in Pune.
The kids created some really interesting games with the themes given to them and some just got the jury amazed with the level of clarity they showed in understanding the themes and most of these games were created in just over five or six days.
On winning in the school category, the team members jointly said, “This is still feels unbelievable. The judges appreciating our game makes us more determined to make it better. This has been a fantastic learning experience for us. Learning about different game development techniques and working as a team. We really would like to thank the organizers for coming to our city and giving us an opportunity to not just participate in this contest, but also be trained in using the various game engines allowing learning and creating a game.”
The penultimate chapter of GameJam Titans came to an end in Mumbai with a bang. The action now moves to Pune, but that is a different story for a different day! Watch this space to catch all the news and updates on GameJam Titans.