Epic Games recently capped off Make Something Unreal Live (MSUL) 2013, an international game development competition open to all students enrolled full-time at any European higher education establishment.
More than 170 students across 22 teams submitted game pitches that cleverly play on the theme of “Mendelian inheritance: genetics and genomics,” which spans concepts such as variation, mutation and other behaviors of the human genome.
Below is a video highlight reel of the shortlist of 12 teams, which presented their works-in-progress to judges during the semifinal at the Wellcome Trust. See the story on the four finalist teams and watch the semifinals video:
All teams used Epic’s Unreal Development Kit (UDK) to create new PC games based on qualifying pitches, with the ultimate goal of winning a commercial Unreal Engine 4 license for PC digital distribution. Culminating at the Gadget Show Live exhibition, the MSUL competition has provided a platform for aspiring game developers to showcase their talents and skills. At the consumer event, the finalist teams rapidly iterated on their games and captured the imaginations of judges and the public by presenting their progress live on the expo floor twice daily. Read all about the winners and watch our grand finale video: