The 3rd year Wits Game Design students got the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a “Wits University game” to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Adam Habib.
The class was offered the opportunity to develop browser-based games that would market and publicise the University. They jumped at the opportunity and have been working since the beginning of the semester to develop their initial game ideas. On Tuesday 18th August, they presented their ideas to the VC and the Head of Wits Marketing, Ferna Clarkson, in the Council Chambers on the 11th Floor of Senate House.
The three teams of students each presented their ideas for games, using MS PowerPoint to sketch out their visual concepts and game play ideas. The VC was delighted by the variety in the three games and the way that the games would appeal to different audiences. All three teams were given the go-ahead to develop their games with the VC urging them to be subversive and to stress the fun of being a student at Wits.