A computer game has been invented by two Salisbury students – a first for students still studying at Wiltshire College & University Centre.

Jack Coleman and William Batty-Smith, both HNC Computer Games Animation students, are hugely proud their game Hectic Highways has been released today on the international digital distribution platform – Steam.

Will, aged 19 from Mere, said: “We are really thrilled that Hectic Highways has been released on Steam, which is the platform for computer games and we are also very proud.”

The game is the result of seven months hard work and features 15 different levels across four different environments.

In May 2018, Jack and Will, who were then on the Level 3 Games Development course took part in the college Games Jam and developed a car racing game which would eventually become Hectic Highways.

They teamed up with another Level 3 student, who focussed on 3D modelling and a friend of Jack’s studying Graphic Design at university, joined them as a concept artist.

With Jack specialising in designing the levels and Will as an asset creator, it wasn’t long before they realised they had something that would appeal to others – and Steam agreed!

Jack, 18, from Salisbury, said: “We sent it off to Steam and were delighted when they approved it. Since then we have been working on promoting it ahead of the launch and just can’t wait to see it live.”

Hectic Highways, released on February 1, can be played on PC and is available on Steam for £2.99. Watch the trailer here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUnNSApqj94