Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Games Design course on BBC Breakfast news


If you watched the TV early today,
BBC Breakfast News showed the footage they shot last Thursday at the Northern School of Design games design studio to tie in with the big Games expo at Leeds and London this week.

For details of the events see:
http://expo.eurogamer.net/

The video can be viewed on the BBC website here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8327498.stm

Thanks to David Howell for sending the link.

Thanks to Chris and John from the BBC team for coming to the University to chat to the students and staff.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Thoughts on Employment


3d Set Design in Maya

Games Design Society


Jack and Hannah from year 2 have organised a Games Society.

Tuesday evenings, 4pm in the Games design studio, room 19, Victoria Building.

check it out !

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Creative Thinking Games Design Year 1

Creative Thinking Games Design Year 1

Creative Thinking Games Design Year 1




Drawing Elective Games Design Year 1

Drawing Elective Games Design Year 1

Drawing Elective Games Design Year 1

Creative Thinking Games Design Year 1

These Clamtasia characters were devised by a group of first year games design students and designed by Natasha, Year 1

Here she talks about their various attributes.

Bridging the gap between Academia and Games Industry


Peter Field is one of our Alumni for the Games Design Course at Uclan.

He's now working in the Games Industry.


Pete is a great example of someone who is bridging the gap.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Bridging the gap between Academia and Games Industry




Amy and Helen ,Year 3 Games Design students at Uclan and Archit, Games Programming student at Lancaster University join forces to create a mobile game and win prizes in the Mobile Bullets Challenge.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Mobile Bullets 2009






This Lancashire based mobile phone game design competition is now in its 4th year and exclusively for
students from Lancaster University and UCLan working jointly in 2 competitive teams to produce the best
mobile game. This 2009 challenge was held between the Red and Blue Teams both of which have used combined skills in a quest to develop their mobile game concept into a marketable entertainment application for the Apple iPhone.I think we can all say the Mobile bullets challenge has been a success and we're delighted that it took place.
I would like to extend our thanks to Peter Melling and David Hothersall of Black Bull Studios for the encouragement and support given to the students during the creative process and for making it possible in the first place.We can definitely see the positive effect is had on the students involved.
We would also like to thank Andrew Thompson and Dave Verwer of Shiny Development, Jenny Rutter, Andrew Leeming, Yusuf Musa, R. Edwards, Josh Taylor, Philip Holifield and Enda Carey for their commitment The prize giving was an entertaining event and the students must be delighted with their generous prizes and the opportunity to be involved in such a scheme.