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COMX 2023 will showcase innovation and technical talents of next generation of games developers

University of Gloucestershire’s COMX 2023 will showcase and celebrate the innovative and technical talents of students from within its School of Computing and Engineering.

The annual exhibition features digital projects spanning videogames, interactive technologies and art and animation, all developed and created by students studying degrees in Computer Games Design, Computer Games Programming, Games Art, Computing Technologies, Engineering and Game Development.

Winners of the COMX 2023 awards to recognise the talents of students at the University will be announced during the exhibition, which will be held on Friday 9, June between 10am and 4pm in the Reynolds Building at the University’s Park Campus in Cheltenham.

Tickets for COMX 2023 are free but must be booked in advance. The exhibition will also be streamed online and feature interviews with final-year students, trailers and live activities.

As well as at COMX, students will demonstrate games they been working on throughout the year at a University of Gloucestershire stand in the Arcade on the final three days of the Cheltenham Science Festival, which runs from 6 June to 11 June.

Students from the University, which is a partner of the Science Festival, will also be demonstrating Chat GPT – a well-publicised Artificial Intelligence chatbot – to Arcade visitors at the Science Festival from 9-11 June.

Andre van Rooijen, Academic Subject Leader for Game Technologies at the University, said: “For nearly 20 years, the COMX exhibition has been a fun and engaging platform that has enabled our students to demonstrate the extensive skills that they have developed while studying with us.

“The COMX awards are an excellent way to reflect and celebrate the outstanding work of our students who have gone above and beyond over the past year amongst their peers.

“The exhibition is a great opportunity for prospective students who want to work in the Games industry to find out more about studying for a degree at the University, and for employers to meet final-year students with the up-to-date skills and knowledge that would benefit their businesses.

“For those who can’t make it to COMX 2023, we hope to welcome them to our stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival where they will have another excellent opportunity to meet our students, find out more about them and play games they have been developing and creating over the past year.”