UAT is all about challenges. From our project-based curriculum to our 48 game challenges, students are tested. And the freshmen are not excused from this. Orientation is a great time to meet new people but is also where our Provost, Dave Bolman, announces for the first challenge as a UAT student. The Provost Challenge. A theme is announced and students are tasked with making something around that theme. Working in predetermined groups, students have 10 days to come up with an idea and create a prototype. The possibilities are endless! A game, product, film, or whatever else they can come up with is open for consideration. At the end of the challenge, the teams present in front of a group of professors. With much deliberation, a winner is announced. And this semester has been no different.
Since the last blog, I’ve been practicing extremely hard to try and give the competition a run for their money. In case you didn’t read part 1, I’m headed to a major tournament called Runback. Big names such as SFAT, Shroomed, and Axe will be there and unless I’m playing in the top bracket, I’ll try and get a few signatures here and there since they’re one of the few reasons that I’ve continued playing this game.