Four Columbia Students Named Finalists for E3 College Game Competition
The video game Kakette Koi Yo, created by Columbia students Ja’ire Vaughn, Will Rossi, Sophia Kneznekoff, and Josh Whittom, has been selected as a finalist for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) College Game Competition. E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products.
Kakette Koi Yo, a Japanese phrase which translates to “bring it on” or “let’s fight,” was produced in the Interactive Arts and Media Department’s annual Indie Game Studio capstone for advanced Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Sound students. The capstone course was taught by Interactive Arts and Media faculty member David Antognoli.
View the trailer for Kakette Koi Yo:
The E3 College Game Competition will run as part of the E3 Expo show, a three-day convention that takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 11-13, 2019. The competing students will be given a booth to display their video game. The game by the Columbia students was named a finalist along with four other submissions. The 1st place winner will be announced on the show floor of E3 June 13th.