The BGNlab's Game Jam event was the focus of an article in the Brantford Expositor this Sunday, January 10th.
The article, titled "Puzzle makers get their game on", emphasized the rich educational opportunities that the BreakoutEDU game boxes provided the players during the Game Jam event. It applauded the BGNlab for participating in this international event which connected game designers from countries such as Japan, Guatemala, and France in order to create games which solve real world problems.
Game Development and Game Design students Robert Durant, Chris Tenata, Nick LaNave, and Toyin Oteri were featured in the article as one of the Game Jam teams. Abby Goodrum, professor of Digital Media, was also a team member. In their interview with the Expositor, the team highlighted the importance of playtesting games. LaNave is quoted to have said "This is like practicing an instrument, the more you do, the more you learn".
The Game Jam was a great success for the Game Design and Game Development program at Laurier Brantford. This article shows that Brantford has taken notice of the work our students do for the community. Our program aims to continue to partner with local citizens and businesses in order to make the world a better - and more fun - place to be.
Full article by Susan Gamble: