University of Waterloo students placed 1st, 2nd, and also received an honourable mention at this year's Games4Girls Competition. For this contest, teams of up to four post-secondary school women create computer games for senior public school or high school girls using the “Game Maker” platform. This PC-based game development tool allows novice designers to create interesting games with basic technical skills, while providing a built-in programming language so more advanced users can customize their game program. Congratulations go to first-place-team members: Wing Shan (Sara) Kam (Computer Science) and Denise Chan. The second place team, all computer science students, consisted of Estelle Wan Pang Cheung, Christine Li, and Komal Sandhu. Honourable Mention honours go to Jennifer Qiao (CS), Sasa Zhong, Yeming Ma, and Sammy Zhang (CS). “This is the second year in a row that Waterloo has triumphed at Games4Girls,” reports Cheriton Professor Nancy Day.
Waterloo women excel at Games4Girls competition
Tuesday, July 12, 2011