We are proud to share that two students of the Game Development programme from the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) namely Raven Lim Zhe Xuan and Lim Jiann Shen bagged cash prizes of RM3,000 and RM750 as First Runner-up and Finalist during the finale stage in the Game Development Competition on 25 February 2023. 

The competition was organised by Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC), in collaboration with Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT), Magnus Game Studio, and Big Domain. More than 140 participants with over 40 project submissions were received and evaluated to be selected for the Top 10 Finalists in the competition. 

This achievement was a result of the Industry Handshake Programme (IHP), where students work on industry-based problems/ motivation as part of their subject assignment or project that is monitored by the subject lecturer and industry mentor. For this Game Production project, the students received guidance from Mr. Albert Quek as the subject lecturer and Mr. Tan Zhi Wei, Founder of DreamTree Studio as the industry mentor. 

The students also went to two intensive pitching sessions with Ms. Putri Syaidatul Akma from the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) and Mr. Albert in the game pitch as well as deck preparation and presentation. 

Kudos to the winners and to those who were involved in achieving this milestone!