“Nuts for Gems” a big winner at SBGames Festival


Our Game Design final project was submitted for the SBGames Festival competition in Brazil and came out a big winner.

  • Third place in voting for best game by visual, Category PC / Web, choice of jury
  • Third place in voting for the best game aspect of game design, Category PC / Web, choice of jury
  • First place in the voting for best game developed by students
  • Honorable Mention for the Full Games, choice of Jury category

Nuts for Gems was created as a VFS Final Project by Kristine Tilos, Pedro Fraiao de Cardial, Liam Semeniuk, and Luciana Abe. (Nuts for Gems can be checked out and played HERE)

Following is a quick translation of the website to English…

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The 29th Annual Game Design Awards Show

Just like that, summer is almost over, and once again the Game Design program has a reason to celebrate. It’s graduation night, a night to celebrate, to look back on the year, and recognize the amazing things they have done.

The Graduation and Awards show on August 15th has a mix of parts: one part formal, and one part fun. The formal part of the evening began with a speech from myself, then the student-elected class speaker Jordan Tame spoke about his favourite Kung Fu movie, and finally student selected Instructor speaker Andrew Laing closed the speeches with some heart-warming words and gelato.

Each of the speakers had some deep insight into what they had just been through, and how to prepare for the coming months, but mostly it was about the fact that Andrew brought Gelato. The formalities continued with the handing out of diplomas and the embarrassingly long handshakes that make up that portion of the evening. Congratulations to Pedro and Peter who both graduated with honours.
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