Flintshire Countryside Service and Glyndwr students create Caergwrle Castle themed arcade games

Flintshire Countryside Service has teamed up with computer games students from Wrexham Glyndwr University to produce six interactive computer games.

Using Caergwrle Castle, the Countryside team presented gaming students from Wrexham Glyndwr University with the challenge of creating a castle and natural environment themed games arcade.

The aim was to encourage more people, including young people who may not have visited the castle, to interact with the fun and educational games.

Computer game development students from Glyndwr University took up the challenge and used the project as part of their Serious Games and Immersive Technology module.

They have developed many exciting games over the life of the project and six of the games were chosen for their appeal to the project team and members of the public.

The successful games are:

Caergwrle Conquest with Dr Iving – created by Ryan Roberts

You have socks! ? – created by Philip Cholewa

Coin Castle – created by RA

Rural Rampage – created by Joseph Evans and Oliver Power

Bastion of Valor – created by Alex Chambers, Alex Davies and Ryan Davies

Castle Hunter – created by Ritchie Robinson, Alistair Shah and Jonathan Halsall

Nathan Roberts, Lecturer in Computer Science, said:

“We were delighted to partner with the Flintshire Countryside team on this project.

“It provided a great opportunity for our students to gain experience in developing their skills on a real project, and seeing their work move from the planning and design stage to the finished product was very rewarding. .”

Tom Woodall, manager of the access and natural environment department, said:

“This is a great opportunity to link the natural environment and local heritage with our local university, its skills and gaming technology.

The games students took up the challenge and gave us some great resources to use on site at the castle, but it’s also a stepping stone to being able to use and develop these games for other campaign sites in Flintshire.

Henry McNamara, trainee teacher and graduate of the course, added:

“The end results are brilliant, I hope people have fun playing the games and enjoy learning more through the ideas, hard work and dedication of the students.”

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