Students from SRM University, Andhra Pradesh’s Next Tech Lab have been declared the champions of the Indian Game Development challenge 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 Indian Game Development Challenge (IGDC) organised by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK Finland) and APSSDC along with SRM University, Andhra Pradesh. 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 were here to mentor, help, support, guide and assess their progress over the period of two months.
The team developed an infinite runner game TimeTrack, 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 unlockable world, the Jurassic Age.
The team Incendium was selected amongst 46+ teams and 500+ participants. They faced a very stiff competition and have been judged to be worthy of presenting 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 expected to be the youngest and the only Indian team to attend this prestigious conference and showcase their product. At Next Tech Lab, the members research in the fields of Augmented/Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains. Their winning game can be downloaded from the Play Store using this link: bit.ly/SRMNextTech