Today, we finished the fourth Great Canadian Appathon - a Canada-wide competition where students from 18 colleges and universities coast to coast compete to create a mobile video game in 48 hours for a chance to win over $35,000! And we hosted a hub at our Kitchener campus again for the whole weekend.
In short, this year’s GCA went incredibly well – everyone was pumped and loved the experience! We had students from three different campuses attend the event (Kitchener, Hamilton and London), and all teams managed to complete some amazing games and submit them before the deadline.
We monopolized the Twitter feed for the event all weekend. No teams from other hubs tweeted pictures of their games (after seeing the pics of our games, perhaps they felt theirs didn’t look nearly as good). We had lots of McDonalds food as well as healthy food too, and as per tradition, we had caffeinated soap in the washrooms.
Bryan Griffiths (our video game instructor in Kitchener shown to the right) deserves special thanks for being awesome (and for proctoring on the night shifts so that I could get some sleep and fetch food and drink). And yes, he’s making real medieval chainmail armour during the event too.
Below are some pics from the event for your enjoyment!