Photos: Video Game Design Challenge 2022

Bermuda Island Games recently hosted their first annual video game design challenge, saying it was part of their “mission to help create a local video game development industry.”

A spokesperson said: “The event was intended to bring like-minded people together to work on the design of a video game. This year’s theme was sharks, and Choy Aming had stepped in to share his knowledge of sharks and their connection to Bermuda. Other guest speakers also included Sebastian Finkbeiner, a Bermudian video game developer currently studying abroad, Minister Diallo Rabain and Prime Minister David Burt to share their experience and encouragement.

“Each of the applicant groups had two days to learn what goes into designing a video game and apply it to their own idea. As they went through the lessons, they gained a better appreciation of the work that goes into creating a game and the importance of getting the concept or design right.

“There was a range of participants, aged 7 to 25 at Warwick Academy and on Zoom. Many of them had never seen a PowerPoint presentation, let alone presented with one, but by the end of the lessons they were adept at video game terminology and how to present their game idea.

“As part of the creation process, participants were able to come up with their own monetization strategy for the particular game they designed, some of which included NFT, which is one of the hottest areas in fintech today. today.

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Founder Adrian Lodge said: “We received a lot of interest, both before, during and after the event ended. I have no doubt it will only grow from here.

“We’ve had incredible support for putting something like this out, to encourage young people to explore their passion for video games and turn it into a potential business.”

“Thanks to sponsors BEDC, Chubb, Government Economic Development Department, John Barritt & Sons Ltd. and Horizon Communications, the event was offered free of charge to all attendees:

For more information on Bermuda Islands Games, please visit their Discord page at discord.gg/XCUpkqshjd or the website at bermudalandgames.com.

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