One More Worldskills Gold Medal - 3D Digital Game Art
School of Interactive & Digital Media

Kong Theng Yeong

Six talented students from around the world landed in Seoul recently for the 51st Korea National Skills Competition, where they participated in a new World Skills competition category - 3D Digital Game Art. The competitors had to conceptualise, create and animate a 3D fantasy game character, and eventually bringing it to life in a game within a specified time duration.

Representing Singapore against fellow participants from Ecuador, Korea, Russia, Spain and Singapore was Kong Theng Yeong, a final-year Diploma and Game Art Design student. After 22 gruelling hours, he emerged victorious and bagged the gold medal!

Accompanying Theng Yeong to the competition was Ernest Quek, lecturer from the School of Interactive and Digital Media, who was also in a panel of international judges. Ernest also trained and prepared Theng Yeong for the competition by imparting his rich 3D skillsets and experiences that he had accumulated during his career in game development.

Conducted for the very first time, this competition proves that the impossible task of completing a full game character within a time limit could be well undertaken with solid training and time management skills. Building on his experience, Theng Yeong as a Gold Medallist, will be gunning for World Skills 2017 which will be held in Abu Dhabi.