Train2Game students develop game for feature film
A group of Train2Game students have won a competition to design a game for use in a feature film.
Avenging Angels, a £5m project backed by the UK Film Council, features two videogames, one of which turns out to be "a source of dark force in the community." It is this game that the Train2Game students will design, and they were invited to BAFTA HQ for a discussion with the film's director and producer.
Trix Worrell, a BAFTA-nominated writer and director who selected the winner, said: "The quality of entries has been amazing and it was a very tough decision to pick a single winner. However, when you read a design document that fleshes the concept out for you, it's hard not to immediately get excited and picture where it could go."
As well as being in the film, the game will be considered for public release alongside it. Train2Game course director Tony Bickley said: "This is further proof that Train2Game students produce the kind of competitive, well-developed work that the industry is looking for.
"Between these regular competitions and our extensive placement scheme, we're committed to getting them the real world experience they need to build up a healthy portfolio."
Train2Game recently co-sponsored a game jam at the University Of Bedford with Epic Games, with winning teams to compete Make Something Unreal Live at the Gadget Show Live in March.