Department of Game Design

Game Design students from Campus Gotland win Gamer’s Choice award again

2015-12-15

For the third year running, students from Uppsala University - Campus Gotland bring home the prestigious SGA Gamer’s Choice award. The game Frog Climbers was developed by five students during eight weeks.

The Swedish Game Awards, SGA, is the biggest game development contest for students in Sweden. Four of the nominated games were created by students from the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland.

The game Frog Climbers won the Gamer’s Choice category and Best Design. Frog Climbers is created by the first year students Sebastian Larsson, designer, Charlie Eliasson, graphics, André Bengtsson, graphics, Semih Parlayan, programmer och Emil Elthammar, programmer.

'It takes longer than you expect when you start. We were working eight hours a day five days a week, to make the most of the eight weeks we spent producing the game,' says Semih Parlayan.

In the game Frog Climbers you play a frog, and the goal is to get to the top of a mountain as fast as possible. You use grips on the wall or grab your friends backpack and swing yourself up.

'We knew of a game called Girp, and that gave us the inspiration for our game. We decided on frogs climbing mountains because of seeing a video of a frog climbing a tree. That, and frogs are funny,' says Semih Parlayan.

This is the third year running that first year students from the Department of Game Design win SGA Gamer’s Choice.

'We are spoilt in that our students win at least one or two awards at SGA. It validates the high quality of our game design programmes,' says Håkan Mattsson, lecturer at the Department of Game Design.

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