August 31 2018: Students from SRM University AP - Amaravati's Next Tech Lab have been declared the champions of the Indian Game Development challenge (IDGC) 2018.
The winning team “Incendium” comprising of Saptarshi Mazumder, Rajarshi Mazumder, Koushik Bhargav, Aneek Banerjee, Saurav Raj and Saurabh Ghanekar secured the top position in the IGDC organised by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK Finland) and APSSDC along with SRMUniversity - AP, Amaravati.
The Incendium team was selected amongst over 46+ teams and 500 participants. They will now present their game at the SLUSH conference 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. SLUSH is one of the largest startup conferences in the world where high profile dignitaries from the biggest companies and startups in the world showcase their products and look for potential investors. The team is arguably the youngest and the only Indian team to attend this conference and showcase their product.
IGDC required the participants to develop fully functional and playable games within the stipulated time of two months. A team of Finnish professors from KAMK, experts in their respective fields mentored, helped, supported, guided and assessed their progress over the period of two months. Their winning game, Time Track, will be published on the Play Store soon.
Says Prof. D. Narayana Rao, Pro. Vice Chancellor, SRM University – AP, Amaravati. “We are very proud of the achievements of our young students. The Next Tech Lab is an initiative at SRM University wherein the members research in the cutting edge technologies, specially fields such as Augmented/Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains”, says
About Time Track
The team developed an infinite runner game Time Track, featuring Clara, the protagonist who desired to see the end of the world, breaks up her time machine messing her time continuum, landing her in the Stone Age. The objective of the game is to help Clara dodge the obstacles and gather enough collectibles in her way to open a time portal that takes her to the next stage of human evolution. During this adventure, she travels through the Stone Age, the Medieval Age, the Modern Age, the Post-Modern Age and the Apocalyptic Age with an unlock able world, the Jurassic Age.