Irvine Valley College (IVC) students in the Interactive Media Arts program earned a spot in the top ten finalists at the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Gamesig competition. The IVC students competed against design teams from universities such as UCI, USC and Chapman University.
The annual competition — which was hosted by UCI this year — is Southern California’s top competition for college students building the next generation of gaming, which provides schools with the chance to present their best student-developed video games for judging by an elite panel of video game professionals.
IVC was the only community college represented at the Intercollegiate Computer Game Showcase this year.
“Most of our students came to IVC with no background in art or 3D, and they competed on the same level as students from top four-year college and graduate schools,” said Patricia Beckmann-Wells, professor of Interactive Media Arts (IMA).
As part of the competition, IVC’s team submitted their project along with a YouTube video they created.
To watch the IVC design team video and learn more about this year’s competition, click here.