Game Making at RAMM

Exeter College news article

Date: Thursday 01 February 2018

This weekend five IT students took part in a game-making workshop. Students were organised into teams to plan, design, and create an original videogame inspired by the Seaton Down Hoard and other objects in RAMM’s Roman collection.  Students also had the opportunity to listen to various guests who work in the games industry, such as Jo Morrison (Programme Director of Digital Innovation at Calvium) and Lizzie Mee (Seaton Down Hoard Project Officer for RAMM).

The aim of this project is to encourage young people to be inspired by the museum’s Roman collection in order to create games, making them not just players, but also creators of gameful content. For the participants, this will be a unique opportunity to develop their game thinking and design skills in the specific context of a museum, as well as gain exposure for their work, both from the museum’s website, and during the event when their games will be available for visitors to play in the museum’s galleries.”

This weekend was the first stage of the project with a Gamerama Day happening in April. During the Gamerama Day, visitors will be invited to play the games within the galleries. There is also the possibility of making the games available through the museum’s website.

Feedback from students has been great and they are looking forward to the next stage of this exciting project.

The talks were informative and were about how to develop games and how to keep players involved." Lewis, studying BTEC Extended Diploma IT Practitioners

The talks that were given have helped me understand more of the game development world and how games can reach all people." Alex, studying BTEC Extended Diploma IT Practitioners

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