The Rookies Autodesk challenge 2017

In het laatste jaar van mijn opleiding in Digital Arts & Entertainment te Kortijk heb ik meegedaan aan The Rookies, de internationale wedstrijd van Autodesk voor studenten in de game development. De afbeeldingen hierboven waren enkele van mijn inzendingen voor de wedstrijd. Het was een enorme eer om er de “Rookie of the year – People’s choice award” mee te winnen. Hieronder kan je het artikel lezen van Invader over de wedstrijd.

The Rookies, a worldwide awards and mentor programme for young creatives in games, film, animation, virtual reality and 3D visualisation, have ranked Howest University, Digital Arts and Entertainment as the best school in the world in 2017 and 2018  to learn game art and game development!


These rankings are made by professional judges from leading companies all over the world, such as Weta Digital, Pixar, Epic Games, Sony, Rockstar Games, Ubisoft, Double Negative, Framestore, The Mill,, Ninja Theory, and many more.

Their scores were based on the quality of the portfolios submitted by students in The Rookies’ 2017 and 2018 competition, taking into account the following criteria:

  • employment potential (30%)
  • creative skills (20%)
  • technical skills (20%)
  • presentation (20%)
  • variety of work (10%)

All aspects of education that we also value highly here at Howest-DAE!


So we want to warmly congratulate all our students who submitted their projects to the Rookies website, with a special mention to Thomas Van Nuffel, who won the Rookie of the Year Runner Up award, and Jean-Philippe Lybeer with an equally well-deserved People’s choice award!


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