For the third time, The International School of Paphos (ISOP) has made it to the finals of the Logipaignion computer games in the Lykeia (Upper Secondary School) category. This year, ISOP competed with two teams which were awarded second place and joint third place.
Team Blue Tape was awarded second prize with the game “Goldberg’s House” by Fillip Serov and Kirill Beskorovaynyi (both Year 12).
Team Danger Noodlez was awarded joint third prize for the game “Mars Odyssey” by Jack He and Michael Tedeev (Year 10), as well as Benjamin Nawathun and Herry Qian (Year 12).
The teams used the high-level games programming language Unity. They worked closely together as teams and managed themselves, coming up with the concept for each game and going through all phases of its development.
This was the 10th anniversary of the competition and it was particularly pleasing to see our school represented in the finals. The idea behind the competition is to encourage students to learn programming by designing and building a computer game, selecting one of a number of a games programming languages. Games development is a very serious commercial activity and it is an area with which young people find highly entertaining and easy to identify with. Students do not only become familiar with programming concepts such as selection, iteration and the user interface, but also learn about teamwork, planning and responsibility. The school would like to congratulate all the students who took part and also the organisers and sponsors of the event. The University of Nicosia is warmly thanked for their hospitality in hosting the finals.