Rosslyn Academy emerged as the champion in the 2 nd series of the Crawford International School student Game Jam. Nairobi Jaffery Academy came in second and Hillcrest School at third place. The competition attracted 19 teams from 8 schools in Nairobi.The four day competition themed “What will you create” had learners aged between 12 and 18 years develop video games from scratch and
present them for judging.
The first team won Ksh100,000 while the first runner-up team bagged Ksh60,000 and the second runner-up team received ksh30,000. The event aims at inspiring Kenyan students talented in gaming to develop their own games and compete with other schools. The contest creates an avenue for learners to develop networks and bonds that will enhance their skills in coding, graphics, language and arts.
‘‘We are delighted and honoured to have won.We are more grateful for the lessons from the invited industry leaders, the opportunity to of utilize our skills and talents and the friendships made along the way,’’ said Jaehee Lee, a student at Rosslyn Academy.
Judging criteria was based on four key elements which include programming, graphics, sound and gameplay.Teams were assessed on their ability to innovate, maintain high-quality standards and the submission of complete projects.In the recent years, e-gaming has been steadily gaining traction in Kenya. An ever- growing community of gamers and developers has emerged, creating unique opportunities for young talents to be nurtured and empowered to enable them translate their creative visions into interactive, engaging experiences that can
captivate audiences both locally and globally.