Computer Science students win Adobe Edinburgh Prize for Animation

Computer Science student James Wallace (left) accepts the Adobe Edinburgh Prize for Animation, presented by James Boag of Adobe

Two final year students from the Computer Science Department at Heriot-Watt University have fought off strong competition to win the Adobe Edinburgh Prize for Animation.

Valerie Gibson and James Wallace won first place for their entry "Thrustbot vs Wobblecat", a game they designed as part of thee 3D Modelling & Animation module on the Computer Science course.

Maria Gutierrez, Computer Scientist at Adobe Edinburgh, praised the game: "Thrustbot vs Wobblecat has the most complexity and looks most involved. The fact that you have enemies, water and obstacles to take into account is pretty accomplished."

Valerie and James were awarded software from Adobe's new Creative Suite 5 as their prize for the winning entry.

If you would like to try your luck with at "Thrustbot vs Wobblecat", you can play this game and others designed by final year students on the course at the 3D Modelling & Animation module webpage.