'Quack Hack' brings students to Eugene for video game design event

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EUGENE, Ore. - Have you ever wanted to design your own video game?

That's what students did this weekend at the Quack Hack, an event hosted on the University of Oregon campus.

Students from across the west coast gathered at the Lillis Business Complex to work tirelessly through the weekend coding, hacking and testing their video game designs.

Officials say the 40-hour event is the first collegiate gaming 'hacking marathon' in the United States.

"We are really trying to create a type of pipeline of talent from the university to the local industry to really help keep students here in the Eugene, Oregon area," said Quack Hack faculty advisor Kate Harmon.

She says Eugene has a robust video game design industry.

Video gamers and enthusiasts were on hand cheering on the 118 eighteen students.

After 40 hours of hard work and no sleep the 'hack-a-thon' teams presented their new video games to their peers and a panel of judges.

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