Hundreds of people attended Level Up 2016 which featured a wide variety of games to play test that ranged from first person shooters and action platformers to serious games applications promoting Welsh history and culture. In addition, the event was supported by BAFTA Cymru, Focus Shift Films, Gaia Tech, Games Homepage, Code Club, Brew Network along with representatives from TT Games and RareBit Interactive in attendance.
The Glyndwr University Enterprise Zone and Careers advisors were also on hand, providing support and emphasis on our Enterprise Lounge facility and the business start-up support on offer within the University.
Nathan Roberts, senior lecturer in Computing, said: “The Level Up Expo focused on the work from our second and final year students.
“The expo has provided an invaluable means to make what we do accessible to the public, on the day we were able to invite several organisations to see the capabilities of our students and everyone was literally blown away.
“This in turn has provided us unique ways in which we can collaborate with industry helping us to work together to provide real-world experiences and help promote the growth of the industry in the area and employment opportunities for students.
“The expo this year has welcomed, the general public, game companies, charities, a variety government bodies, and a variety of hobbies to and industry specialists, all have provided an expressive interest in working with the University and even offered employment to some of our students demonstrating on the day.”
Regional gaming companies also presented their work alongside Computer Game Development, Immersive Technology and Creative Computing students.