GAMING giants Microsoft and Nintendo are sourcing the next generation of developers from Towyn, Denbigh and Glan Conwy.

Coleg Llandrillo’s computing department will see students create games at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus and have them released into the public domain.

The team, Jess Roughton, who is 19-years-old and lives in Towyn, near Abergele, Oliver Rowlands, 21, from Glan Conwy and Joseph Lloyd-Williams, 19, from Denbigh, are all studying on the foundation degree 3D Animation & Games Development course.

Oliver Rowlands said: “It is fantastic that we have the opportunity at college to be involved with Nintendo and the Xbox Live Creators Program. The game we have produced creates a real impact."

Their first product is a game relating to mental health.

The online digital games, which will be Xbox and Nintendo compatible, will be published onto various console stores.

Mr Rowlands added: "We have put a great deal of thought and effort into it. We have even consulted with the charity Mind."

The partnership will allow students to credit themselves, beginning with degree-level students followed by their further education peers.

One group of students have set up their own business already, with a studio name of ‘Get Triggered’. which will undoubtedly make them more employable.

The college is covering all the financial costs and will have its branding on all games, even though the students will earn all the rights.

Tutor Rob Griffiths said: “This is an excellent opportunity for our students to add to their skillset and get their names out there within the gaming industry. Not many students can attend an interview saying that they have a published game to their name.”