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Video game by design school students wins award

on Monday,February 21,2011 21:02

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There will be an interesting subsection of the upcoming Sprockets: The Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth - displays of video games designed by amateurs. One group of game design students who has been awarded with the chance to show off their game are surprised by their success, as they were faced with competition from other design schools across the country, according to The Western Star.

The freshman students had only undergone four months of training before designing the game in the span of six weeks. It is called "The Binding" and plays similar to Super Mario Brothers, so it may be most enticing to those who are looking for a game hearkening back to an old school style of play.

"We hope people have as much fun playing our game as we did making it," co-designer James Kerfont told the news source.

The product will be shown at at the exhibit Future Frames and Games, which takes place from April 5-17.

Becoming a video game designer can be a lucrative career, as the industry is quickly growing and in need of new talent. Some of the most recent research from DFC Intelligence projects the industry to be worth $44 billion in 2011, according to Edge magazine.

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