Forbidden Corner works with Darlington College students to produce video game

The Forbidden Corner in Coverdale is working with video game design students at Darlington College to create a game based on the visitor attraction.

It is hoped the partnership will give students experience working on a live brief with a real business.

The idea came about after Forbidden Corner bosses met with placement coaches at the college to discuss a collaboration through work experience and placements.

During the meeting, the idea of creating a video game with students was discussed..

Darren Weatherill, operations manager at the attraction, met with students to give a brief on what the park was looking for and to give them further information on the business.

The students were then split into five groups who pitched their designs.

Since then, team members Darren and Leo Morris, the company director, have visited the students to see how they were progressing as their ideas come to life.

Darren said: “It was incredible to see what the student’s imaginations had come up with to bring our attraction to life on screen.

“The amount of work put into the project and the level of detail within each aspect of the games blew us away and after our hands-on session,

“I can’t wait to have another go on each game and look forward to a chance at beating the high score.”

The deadline for the project is mid-March ahead of the park’s reopening on April 1 and people can expect to see the games live on venue’s website soon.

Further information on the park as well as updates on the game’s development and ultimate release can be found on The Forbidden Corner website.