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K-State Today

November 14, 2014



K-State freshman part of the game jam winning team

By Information Technology Services

K-Staters participated in a game jam with Texas A&M University on Nov. 7-9 in College Station. This 48-hour game building competition was organized into 15 teams of two to four developers, designers and artists.

K-State student Joy Houser, freshman in computing and information science, was one of the four members of the winning team developing the game, "Keep Swimming," which requires players to operate a fish underwater while avoiding obstacles and accumulating points. Each team member received a license from Unity, a gaming software company, valued at $1,500.

Jacob O'Neil, sophomore in open option, also attended the game jam. K-State staff and faculty who attended were Nathan Bean, faculty in computing and information sciences; Ben Ward, Information Technology Assistance Center; and Stefan Yates, Career and Employment Services.