After the massive turnout in Chennai, GameJam Titans travelled to Garden City of India – Bengaluru which was held at the Oakridge International School.
The theme that was given to the school kids was to create a game using any platform or software around either ‘massive’ or ‘strike’
The student category saw 13 teams coming in comprising of nearly 60 kids. The jury for Bengaluru comprised of Yadu Rajiv from Shrishti Institute and Srikanth Peru and Poornima Seetharaman from GSN Games.
One of the jury members, Poornima said, “It is amazing to see kids at such young age take up gaming. We did not have such opportunity back then. It is commendable how NASSCOM has been continuously working with the gaming ecosystem, and now with Mindbox involving kids and bringing more awareness of gaming being a possible career option through GameJam Titans, these are certainly good times!”
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 The International School of Bangalore. The winners were elated to receive the trophy and certificates from the judges and tickets to NASSCOM Game Developers Conference 2015 happening in Pune.
With the choice being between ‘massive’ and ‘strike’, the kids created some really interesting games and some just blew away the minds of the jury keeping in mind that 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 still feels unrealistic. 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.”
Chapter four of GameJam Titans came to an end in Bengaluru, though the turnout was a little disappointing for the city which is considered as the Silicon Valley of India, the proceedings now move to the City of Dreams – Mumbai. Watch this space to catch all the news and updates on GameJam Titans.