School of Information Sciences

iFest|TechShop Game Design Challenge

TechShop Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences (iSchool) have partnered together to offer the first-ever iFest|TechShop Game Design Challenge.

The challenge: design and develop a working prototype of an interactive game.

Three student teams were selected, based on their proposals, to develop working prototypes of their games using the tools and services at TechShop--Pittsburgh's premier design studio and maker-space. Teams will present their game prototypes at iFest 2015 (February 6). The team judged to have developed the best game concept and prototype will win a prize of $500 per person.

Each team receives funding from the iSchool to develop prototypes of their games, as well as free memberships to TechShop and training in 3D printing and laser cutting.

Teams Selected to Develop Game Prototypes

Team Bob's Whack-y Farm
Chovin Carlson, BSIS
Kacie Nakamura, BSIS
Alyssa Silver, BSIS

Team Escape from Mousecatraz
Kira Condee­Padunova, MLIS
Ty Houy, BSIS
Mandy Kendall, BSIS

Team Game of Jumanji
Brian D’Souza, MST
Dominique Luster, MLIS
Jourdan Walls, MSIS

About TechShop

TechShop Pittsburgh is a community-based workshop and prototyping studio located in Bakery Square. TechShop offers the Pittsburgh maker community more than 16,000 square feet of workshops equipped with world class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, hundreds of classes each month, and the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded makers.

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iFest 2015

February 2-7, 2015

Join the iSchool community for our annual celebration of the information sciences.