The team of the Interuniversity Chair of New Green Transition at the Universitat Jaume I delivered today the Video Game Development Awards for the Ecological Transition, a competition organized last spring and aimed at undergraduate or master’s students from the 5 Valencian public universities. The aim was to promote awareness and social action in the climate in a creative, educational and stimulating way for students, taking advantage of the explanatory, collaborative and visual potential of video games.
The awards ceremony took place at the Rectorate of the UJI, with the presence of the General Director of theAdministrative Coordination of the Second Vice-Presidency of the Generalitat, Marc Aparisi Martí; the Vice-Rector for Planning, Coordination and Communication of the UJI, Modesto Fabra, and the Director of the Chair at the UJI, Eva Camacho. Each of the members of the winning groups received a diploma, and a brief demonstration of each of the winning games was given.
The first prize, with an endowment of € 500, went to the project ‘Nashville’, by Eva Mª Garzón, Fernando Villanueva, Iker Gimbert, Jorge Tejado and Sergi Fuster. The second prize, corresponding to ‘Iridiscent’ -by Susana Puig, Alba Ramos, Darius Ionut, Javier Seral and Carlos Sánchez- receives € 300. Finally, the third belongs to the video game ‘Elisa and Climate Change’, by Aníbal Manzano, Álvaro Rodríguez and Paula Herranz. Fourth and fifth place go to ‘Plastic O’Clock’ and ‘Lotus’ respectively, which have a special recognition for their good work. All the projects presented, of great originality, presented from futuristic worlds where humanity is almost extinct to the most everyday situations, in which we could all identify.
Promoted by the Second Vice-Presidency and the Department of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture of the Generalitat Valenciana, the Chair has the participation of the 5 Valencian public universities and was created with the main objective of developing research, teaching and dissemination activities on strategies and policies on fair ecological transition and the fight against climate change, within the framework of the concept of sustainable habitat.