Thirteen students from Laurentian University are spending the weekend at school in an effort to create the next hit mobile game.
The Great Canadian Appathon will see students from 35 colleges and universities racing against the clock to create something memorable and win more than $30,000, get published and perhaps even win a job in the games industry.
“There's a lot of opportunities for the students,” said Aaron Langille, the computer science professor at Laurentian who encouraged students to join in the competition. He said the competition is “pretty comprehensive,” challenging students to create a full, thought-out product.
Langille said students don't often get the chance to work with other students in game development, so it's a worthwhile project for them to take part in. The 48-hour competition begins Sept. 28 at 5 p.m., and wraps up Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.
Stay tuned to NorthernLife.ca for more on the Laurentian teams participating.
For more information, visit www.greatcanadianappathon.com.