Amaravati: Students from SRM University AP – Amaravati’s Next Tech Lab have been declared the champions of the Indian Game Development challenge (IDGC) 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 IGDC organised by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK Finland) and APSSDC along with SRM University – AP, Amaravati.
The team Incendium was selected amongst 46+ teams and 500+ participants. They faced very stiff competition and will now present 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.
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 mentored, helped, supported, guided and assessed their progress over the period of two months. Their winning game, Time Track, will be published on the Play Store soon.
“We are very proud of the achievements of our young students. The Next Tech Lab is an initiative at SRM University wherein the members research in the cutting edge technologies, specially fields such as Augmented/Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains”, says Prof. D. Narayana Rao, Pro. Vice Chancellor, SRM University – AP, Amaravati.