Local game developers connect with the public at Rochester Game Festival

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Institute of Technology held its annual game festival this afternoon. It was held at the brand new Magic Center on campus. More than 30 developers, students, and faculty presented new video and board games for visitors to play.           

The goal was to show the public RIT’s game design program, as well as prove there is a lot of potential for a career in that industry.

“We see a lot of families come through with their kids to play the games, but also a lot of adults grew up with games. So, to see someone making something and six months to a year, I can buy it and I can support it, we’re really excited by that opportunity,” said Robert Mostyn, Digital Game Hu Coordinator, RIT.

Trent Garlipp is looking for funding for a game he developed as a tribute to his Greek grandmother, “A Walk with Yiayia.” Learn more about it on Twitter @trentgarlipp.

Organizers say events like this gives local developers a great opportunity for feedback from the public.