For those of you who aren’t familiar, GamesFest is an annually held games symposium held by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). It’s not to be confused with Microsoft’s similarly titled convention, which is also held annually, albeit in 3 different locations throughout the year. This year, at RPI one game in particular drew attention, not only from the crowd, but from the panel of judges made up of Vivarious Visions employees. Vicarious Visions not only sponsored the event, but also held a competition in which students could showcase their games. TIC: Part 1, developed by Red Candy Games, took home the first place prize of $600, a tour of the VV studios and a chance to pitch a game to the studio. With over 200 attendees at the conference, taking home the awards is nothing to shake a stick at. And with especially when it’s an eight-month development that’s coming to a close, every little bit helps. Check back here for more updates on TIC: Part 1 and Red Candy Games.