A group of students from the Masters of Entertainment Technology participated on the Videojogos Conference, in Porto, Portugal, and won the first prize on both demo and poster competitions.
The Videojogos conference is a multidisciplinary event seeking for contributions from several areas of knowledge including art, game narrative, computational aspects of the field as well as its study, theory and critic reflexion about practics and application in both the market and industry.
António Gomes, a student from the MET Portugal Program wrote the proposals for both Demo and Poster Awards competitions, whose practical component where developed, on the Demo end, during the course of Building Virtual Worlds in the Entertainment Technology Center, Pittsburgh, along with another Portuguese MET Student, Pedro Candelária, Animish Gadve and Tim Forsythe (http://www.behance.net/apgomes/frame/1230829). The Poster refers to a Research Project developed entirely by MET Portugal Students including António Gomes, António Candelária and Shibli Mansuri.
António Gomes, who submitted both papers to the conference has a bachelor in Computer Science awarded by ISEC and a bachelor in Communication and Multimedia Design awarded by ESEC, both in Coimbra.
According to António, “these awards reflect the top level education we get from both University of Madeira and the Entertainment Technology CenterI believe we won because we combined our strengths working as a team and leaving multicultural differences aside, as it’s required in such a broad program.. We combined programming and design to come up with good products and the audience, who voted for us, recognized that”.