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RumbleTV Wins E3 College Game Competition

On June 18, judges at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles selected the DigiPen student game RumbleTV as the winner of the third annual E3 College Game Competition.

"Our biggest creative goal was to make something that blew our expectations — as well as DigiPen's — out of the water."

Nearly 400 colleges from around the country submitted games to the competition, with each school restricted to one game submission. In May, judges selected five finalists from the entries, including RumbleTV, a colorful team-based shooter developed in Unreal Engine 4 by a team of 17 students.

Each finalist received a coveted space in the E3 exhibition hall, where they could show off their work alongside the world’s top professional game developers. Judges announced the winning game at the end of the three-day show.

“Our biggest creative goal was to make something that blew our expectations — as well as DigiPen’s — out of the water,” Riley Pannkuk, the student producer on RumbleTV, said in a previous interview. “I’d like to think we succeeded.”

E3 is one of the largest video game and electronic entertainment convention in the United States and is open exclusively to industry professionals. More than 52,200 people attended this year’s show.

The four other finalists from the 2015 E3 College Game Competition included game design students at Savannah College of Art and Design, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Academy of Art University.

RumbleTV Credits

Riley Pannkuk, Producer

Eric Lynum, Gameplay Programmer

Daniel Frisbie, Systems Programmer

Garrett Woodford, Gameplay Programmer

Justin Cook, Gameplay Programmer

Nathan Hitchcock, Network Programmer

David Browne, Designer and AI Programmer

Katerina Arrington, Concept Artist

Dillon Herick, Character Modeler

Vicky Wong, Environment Artist

Michael Hall, Animator

Jose Vargas, Animator

Irene Chin, Animator

Johnathan Henke, Audio Director

Sion Jang, Composer

Zachary Mitchell, Voice Production Engineer

Ryan Scott, Sound Designer


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