What better way to finish the week than to spend it with the talented graduating students and staff. The night began with an introduction from Tanya Jensen (Program Manager) and Dave Warfield (Head of Department). After this Jean Escalante (Elected Student Speaker) and Scott Morin (Selected Instructor Speaker) gave humorous and encouraging speeches.
The students then lined up for their diplomas, the long progression that included a hand shake / fist bump hybrid as well as more conventional hand shakes and hugs. Once the ceremony was over the students and parents went to the production floor for refreshments and to see what the students had spent the last year working on. After fifteen minutes the crowds had gathered back downstairs in the TV studio for the award show. These are special awards with five nominees for each category.
And the winners are:
Best Game Concept
Best Board Game
Best Game Design Document
Excellence in Level Design
Excellence in Story
Errol Hanham & Thomas Caleffi
Excellence in Coding
Jean Fernado da Silveira Leite
Excellence in Art
Best 2D Project Game
Aldo Sanchez, Jean Fernado da Silveira Leite, Kavan Mann and Cody Cornelissen
Best Final Project
Space Berserkrs (Alain Marchino, Yang Liu, Vitor Castanheira, Jean Paul Peschard and Daniel Alcivia Smith)
Zeta Busters (Melvin Kwan, Justin Ostensson, Charles Park, Brian Yich)
Congratulations to all the graduates, nominees and award winners. Best of luck to all of you and we can’t wait to see where your future takes you.