The Team Game Development Competition has been organised by the Institute of Information Technology, at the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics of Lodz University of Technology since 2008. At first, it was open exclusively to students who were enrolled on at least one of the following modules: Game Engine Programming, Computer Game Programming, Programming of Graphics Cards and Video Game Consoles, Computer Simulation Technologies, Real-Time Rendering and Software Project Management. These are the core modules within the specialisation course of Computer Games and Simulation Technologies. They are also offered as elective modules to students who have selected other specialisation pathways. The programme of Computer Games and Simulation Technologies, which is the oldest of its kind in Poland, celebrates its 12th anniversary this year. Many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in Polish video game industry. The programme is designed to provide the students with a broad grounding in the area of video game development, offering such modules as Software Production and Release, Massive Multiplayer Online Game Programming, Sound Programming and the Imagine Cup Project.
In this way, the Institute of Information Technology became one of only a few institutions in Poland to implement the concept of “project-based learning”, with competition as an additional motivation-enhancing factor. The initiative was appreciated by the Rector of Lodz University of Technology prof. dr hab. inż. Stanisław Bielecki, who funded the cup for contest winners.