University students create new “Castle Quest Adventure” games > News

Job : Sat 23 April 2022

Computer games students teamed up with Flintshire Countryside Service to produce six interactive games.

Using Caergwrle Castle, the Countryside team challenged students from Wrexham Glyndwr University to create a playroom themed around the castle and the natural environment.

The aim was to encourage more people, including young people who may not have visited the castle, to interact with the fun and educational games.

Computer game development students from Glyndwr University took up the challenge and used the project as part of their Serious Games and Immersive Technology module.

They have developed many exciting games over the life of the project and six of the games were chosen for their appeal to the project team and members of the public.

The successful games are:

  • Caergwrle Conquest with Dr Iving – created by Ryan Roberts
  • You have socks! ? – created by Philip Cholewa
  • Coin Castle – created by RA
  • Rural Rampage – created by Joseph Evans and Oliver Power
  • Bastion of Valor – created by Alex Chambers, Alex Davies and Ryan Davies
  • Castle Hunter – created by Ritchie Robinson, Alistair Shah and Jonathan Halsall

Nathan Roberts, Lecturer in Computing, said: “We were delighted to partner with the Flintshire Countryside team on this project.

“It provided a great opportunity for our students to gain experience developing their skills on a real project, and seeing their work move from the planning and design stage to the finished product was very rewarding. .”

Tom Woodall, Head of Access and Natural Environment, added: “This is a great opportunity to connect the natural environment and local heritage with our local university, their skills and play technology. The games students took up the challenge and gave us some great resources to use on site at the castle, but it’s also a stepping stone to being able to use and develop these games for other campaign sites in Flintshire.

Henry McNamara, trainee teacher and graduate of the course, added: “The end results are brilliant, I hope people have fun playing the games and enjoy deepening their knowledge through the ideas, hard work and dedication of the students.

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