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National win for computer stars

The talented School of Computing and Information Technology students were last night (Wed) named as winners in Dare to be Digital, a video games development contest organised with Channel 4.Boro Toro computer game screen grab
The team, named Dark Matter Design, was made up of four Wolverhampton students and one from the University of Birmingham. They designed Boro-Toro, a platform puzzle game which uses an innovative control system using Wii technology.
Three teams won prizes of £2,500 and a BAFTA nomination for the BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award, which will be presented in March next year.
Stuart Slater, Principal Lecturer (Digital Media & Games), said: “This was a top national competition and the University of Wolverhampton students have really excelled. These five guys have given up their summer for ten weeks and worked exceedingly hard to produce a commercial quality computer game and the whole of the School of Computing and IT are proud of their commitment and success.”
Project manager, Adam Westwood,said: “We put in a huge amount of work over the ten weeks. I have just finished my degree at the University of Wolverhampton and it was really great putting all the skills that I had learnt into practice.
“The game was really well received and we have had a lot of interest from the industry, so we are really pleased with the result.”
The students taking part were Adam Westwood, Graham Ranson, Owen Schwehr, Yves Wheeler and Matt Booton.
The awards were announced at the Edinburgh International Exhibition Centre at the culmination of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival.

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Picture: A screen grab from Boro Toro
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