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February 19, 2014

University of Montevallo students win game design awards

Once again, University of Montevallo students in UM’s Game Studies and Design program have distinguished themselves in the arena of game design, as three of their number have been recognized for creating games chosen as “Best Entries” in the Game Design Challenge labeled “Touché!” by GameCareerGuide.com, a nationally recognized website for game design.

The challenge was to design a game that uses an everyday household object for input that would detect touch, movement and position.

Amy George of Hoover, who submitted a winning entry in a similar challenge last fall, created Atacama, a survival game in which the player tracks characters through a desert while battling reptilian humanoids. The controller used to play the game is an ordinary water gun.

Elizabeth Littrell of Maylene designed Iron City Salon, a makeover game that uses a curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer and scissors as input devices. The objective is for the player to successfully manage the salon and achieve customer satisfaction by styling customers’ hair and makeup.

Stephanie Browdy of Birmingham created Act Natural, a dating simulation game employing the use of body language with an average dining room chair as an input device. The player will try to impress six dates who will respond to the player’s body language.

Press ReleasesSeptember 20, 2017

President’s Outdoor Scholars Program promote National Hunting & Fishing Day at state press conference

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, representatives from several Alabama outdoor organizations gathered for a press conference at the Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club to promote the forthcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23.  William Crawford, director of the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, was one of six speakers at the press conference. He discussed how the program not only engages […]

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Press ReleasesSeptember 20, 2017

Hazel Green student elected student trustee for SGA

Colton Williamson, a University of Montevallo senior from Hazel Green, Alabama, was recently elected student trustee for UM’s Student Government Association.   Williamson is a senior finance and marketing double major at the University. In addition to serving on SGA as trustee, he also serves as the college of business senator. Williamson is an honorary member of the National […]

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Press ReleasesSeptember 15, 2017

Montevallo and Lawson State announce partnership with continuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Lawson State Community College have announced a partnership to offer students easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, continuUM, offers Lawson students guaranteed admission to UM after earning 24 transferable credit hours. “This collaborative effort reflects a perfect example of what universities and […]

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