Londonmet games students Michal Chmielewski (BSc GMAE), Cosmin Stanescu (BSc CGP), BSc Computer Games Programming graduate Marcus Oldfield and course leader Fiona French attended “Re-discovering Galapagos Day” at The Royal Geographical Society last night to showcase recent work for the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
The students designed and developed a 3D Tortoise Tracking game over the summer, which will be part of an educational package delivered to school children in the Galapagos and Key Stage 2 and 3 children in UK, helping them to learn about conservation in the islands.
The Tortoise Tracking game was a real hit at the event, attracting many members of the public. In the game, players take the role of a conservationist dealing with environmental hazards that prevent tortoises migrating in order to lay eggs.
The project was initially conceived by Dan Wright and Jen Jones from the Galapagos Conservation Trust, with advice from Dr Stephen Blake from the Galapagos TortoiseMovement Ecology Programme.