11 September 2012
Marcus (Left) & Lee Yang (Middle) receive their award from IRAS Commissioner Moses Lee (Right)
SP graduates win IRAS online game design competition
Two of Singapore Polytechnic’s recent graduates from the School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology have done us proud by emerging as the champion for the Interschool Online Game Design Competition!
Organised by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), the competition aimed to promote awareness of taxation among the youth, allowing students in Singapore to showcase their creativity and programming skills while learning more about the local tax system.
The Information Technology graduates, Lee Yang and Marcus Lee Jun Hao, were encouraged by their lecturer Ronnie Peh to enter the competition, as the school believes the competition was a good opportunity for them to apply what they have learnt.
“In the process of developing the game, we drew from the experience that we had gained in school. For example, the inspiration for the design of the game originated from our final-year project. SP has prepared us well for the real world, equipping us with the necessary soft skills in information technology.
We have also learnt to manage our workload and time properly. More importantly, our teachers have taught us to look beyond our textbooks, to always put our skills to use, and to constantly improve ourselves. We are grateful for all the guidance and care the school has provided us,” said Lee Yang, who specialises in game development in his DIT course.
The shortlisted games were also launched on the IRAS’ 20th Anniversary Microsite, so that members of the public could play the games, vote for their favourite ones, and learn about the importance of taxation while having fun.