Greek AUTH Students Win Microsoft Competition



microsoft-contestFour Greek students from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki won first place in a Microsoft competition with a game they designed, which they will present at the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair.

The innovative and pioneering virtual reality game against bullying, entitled “Amanda project” will be presented in the fair, set to take place from September 10 to 18. The game won first place in the World Citizenship category of the 14th Microsoft Imagine Cup contest, held in Seattle. In total, 35 of the best teams in the world competed for first place.

According to TIF’s official announcement, the Amanda project was developed by four students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The game will be presented as part of a tribute to e-gaming and it will be the main focus of the Festival of Art, Science and Technology. The Festival is organized by the national exhibition agency, under the European Program “Artecitya – Envisioning the City of Tomorrow” with the support of the EU’s Creative Europe program.

The aim of the Festival of Art, Science and Technology is to explore different forms of synergy between art, science and technology, through the collaboration between artists and programmers.

The winning team is comprised of Vasilis Baltatzis, Margarita Bintsi, Giorgos Schinas and Ilias Chrysovergis. The students were able to create the “Amanda project” with the help and guidance of their professor Leontios Hadjileontiadis.


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