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Game Lab

Game Lab was our first 48-hour computer game competition - bringing together two very vibrant Cambridge communities: gaming and research!

 

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At this pilot event, 20 games developers were offered a crash course in stem cell biology, including a hands-on tour of the laboratories. They then had 48 hours to create a new computer game on the theme ‘Destiny & Decisions’ in stem cell research.

 

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During the two days of coding and coffee, the teams were supported by researchers from Professor Austin Smith’s lab group. Thank you to Mariya  Rostovskaya, Masaki  Kinoshita, Nicholas Bredenkamp, Stanley Strawbridge, Tuzer Kalkan, & Yaoyao Chen  for making the event such a success. We hope to work with the winning team to develop their game into a full prototype. 

 

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"As an animator, it was really fun to see the personalities behind stem cell research, which is initially a daunting subject for a complete outsider. The scientists would light up whenever they talked about what they do" - Jim

 

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