On Saturday 21 January 2017, the Luxembourg Tech School organised a competition for developing video games, in collaboration with Technoport in Belval.
Nine teams of young people aged between 15 and 20, or more than 80 participants, competed and demonstrated how to imagine a video game at a professional level in 12 weeks. The jury appointed 3 winners after two hours of deliberation, welcoming the excellent level of projects submitted.
The Minister of National Education, Childhood and Youth, Claude Meisch, awarded the prize for Best Fun Game to Lucca Nicoletti and Lukas Pierce for the Gravity Assist project. Meanwhile, the Best Educational Game category was won by Stanislas Briaud, Andy Cooper and Marion Gonner for Strong Bonds. The best team was composed of Andrea Christensen, Daphne Mayor, Lucy Munster and Fabien Schanet, who developed Utopia.
The "3 times 3 months" program of the Luxembourg Tech School aims to support future professionals in digital technologies in the promising fields of video game development (Gaming), the management of very large databases, and applications of financial technology (FinTech). It is a joint initiative between Digital Lëtzebuerg and the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth through the Coordination Service for Research and Innovation in Education and Technology (SCRIPT) and the Centre for Computer Management of Education (CGIE).
The Luxembourg Tech School courses are provided by Dr. Sergio Coronado.
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