[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
December 11, 2013
Computer games fans wanting a warm-up before the new Christmas
releases can come to the free Games@Derby event at the University
of Derby this
Friday (December 13).
Games created from scratch by students on the University’s
BSc (Hons) Computer Games
Programming (CGP) and
BA (Hons) Computer Games
Modelling and Animation (CGMA) degree courses will be there for
visitors to try out at the event from 1pm to 5pm on Friday, in the
Atrium of the main Kedleston Road site in Derby. Entry is free.
The event will feature games created by students working
together under deadline, as they will have to do once in the
Games@Derby will also feature games created by Derby College
pupils, who have worked with students to design them at University
Graduates who’ve gone on to set-up their own independent
games companies will be at the showcase, exhibiting their work.
Dr Tommy Thompson, University Programme Leader for Computer
Games Programming, said: “The Games@Derby events are a chance
for CGP and CGMA students to celebrate and breathe a sigh of relief
after their efforts during the term. It's an exciting moment
for our final years, as it’s the first time anyone outside of
the developers would have played these completely original
“The teams are assessed in the morning by judges from
academia and industry, then they gain useful feedback from gamers
at the public event who try out the games.
“It’s not just about our final year students, with
great games also produced by our first and second years, from class
assignments and ‘game jams’. Friday’s event will
feature the work Derby College students are doing with our
For more information about the University of Derby's Computer
Games courses - all taught by games and software industry
professionals - see website
For further press information please contact Sean Kirby,
University of Derby Press and PR Officer, on 01332 591891 or email:
NOTES TO EDITORS
The University of Derby achieved University status
in 1992 and is home to a diverse community of more than 20,000
students from the UK and overseas. Professor John Coyne has been
Vice-Chancellor since 2004.
Students have the choice of studying in four faculties:
Education, Health & Science; Business, Computing & Law;
Art, Design & Technology; and University of Derby Buxton. There
is also the option of studying for a degree online through the
University of Derby Online Learning.
The University Quarter in Derby incorporates sites at Kedleston
Road, Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill to the west of Derby city
centre. The University of Derby Buxton is based at the magnificent
th Century Grade II* listed Devonshire Dome campus in
the heart of Buxton.
University of Derby Students’ Union, research centres and
academic schools – including The Derby Business School
– are based at the Kedleston Road site. Facilities include
the £1.5m Clinical Skills Suite, a £3m state of the art
gym, and a pioneering computer games development suite.
The University’s corporate training and development
division, University of Derby Corporate (UDC), is based at the
Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby.
Buxton and Leek College is also part of the
University of Derby group. It was formed in August 2012, following
the merger of Leek College and the University of Derby, and
provides a further education and training service to students of
all ages and abilities from Leek, Buxton and the surrounding