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K-State freshman part of the Game Jam winning team

K-Staters participated in a Game Jam with Texas A&M University on Nov 7-9 in College Station.  This 48-hour game building competition was organized into 15 teams of 2 to 4 developers, designers and artists.

K-State student, Joy Houser, freshman in computing and information science, was one of the four members of the winning team developing the game, Keep Swimming, which requires players to operate a fish underwater while avoiding obstacles and accumulating points. Each team member received a license from Unity, a gaming software company, valued at $1,500.

Jacob O’Neil, sophomore in arts and sciences, also attended the game jam.  K-State staff and faculty who attended were Nathan Bean, faculty in computing and information sciences, Ben Ward, information technology assistance center and Stefan Yates, career and employment services.