Four teams from ASU’s Video Game Dev Club participated in Phoenix Global Game Jam on Jan. 29-31, 2016, taking home two awards and cash prizes, including the top award.
A team of Fulton Schools computer science students — Club President Eric Tang and members Angel Diaz and Alex Ryan — won Best Game and $500 for their game, “Dream Works,” which uses eye-tracking technology.
Club member and computer science graduate student Joseph Spiro and alumni Kevin Rogers and Louise Dy Quiangco won 2nd Runner Up for Best Game and $50.
The club is overseen by School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering Lecturer Yoshihiro Kobayashi, and includes Fulton Schools students as well as students in a variety of programs including art, digital culture and psychology.
Six winning teams at the event were chosen by 20 judges who represent influential Phoenix businesses. Phoenix-area companies GoDaddy and Axosoft in addition to Sweden-based eye-tracking technology company Tobii and others sponsored the the event, which was held at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe.
The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is an in-person, hackathon-style game creation gathering where participants design an entire game from scratch over 48 hours.