Thursday, 13 June 2019

UCLan Games Student enters Rookies Competition 2019

Peter Dimitrov has entered two 3D environments into the @TheRookiesCO competition. One depicts feudal Japan, the other one is a cyberpunk theme. Check out the work and give it a high five!

















You can see more of Peter's work here:
















We are also proud to announce that Peter has had his 3D environment work included in Epic Games Unreal Engine Student Showcase Reel 2019! Congratulations Peter.

Not only that but Peter is also our winner of the LancsArtFestival 2019 Degree Show Award for Games Design!































Thursday, 6 June 2019

UCLan Alumni selected as part of BAFTA Games Crew.

Super excited to announce that two of our Alumni, Steph McStea @TeaAndMonsters of Team 17
and Scott Swarbrick @Scott_Swarbrick of MilkyTea have been selected as part of the BAFTA Games Crew for 2019! 



















Big Congratulations Scott and Steph!






UCLan Games Design Alumni, Saija Sipila interviewed on Linkedin.

Checkout this interview on Linkedin with our Alumni, Saija Sipilä.
We're very proud of her and her achievements in the games design industry!



























Saija Sipila is a Senior Artist at Rebellion Games in Oxford, having worked on Sniper Elite 4, Sniper Elite 3, Hunt the Grey Wolf (DLC), Save Churchill Part 3: Confrontation (DLC) and Zombie Army Trilogy.

Saija is a 3D Environment artist.
See examples of her beautiful work at:

http://www.saijamaririna.com/




















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Friday, 31 May 2019

UCLan Games Design Degree Show 2019

So proud of all our third year Games Design students today on the final submission of their work for BA(Hons) Games Design. There'll be some lovely work and playable games to be enjoyed at the Games Design Degree Show Opening on Thursday 13th June at 6 pm.

Our final year students are now preparing the Games Design Studio for the Degree Show 2019.
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/degree-shows.php

We'd love to see everyone there.
There's a variety of awesome games art and loads of playable games! Just a few examples shown below in the pics. Calling out to our ALUMNI...come and join us celebrating the private view on Thursday 13th June from 6 pm!

























Friday, 3 May 2019

Alumni Sian Knight begins job with Fat Kraken Studios.

Congratulations to our Alumni, Siân Knight for landing a job as an environment artist with Fat Kraken Studios!

Sian said,
'I am absolutely pleased Alumni Sian Knight begins job with Fat Kraken Studios and honoured to announce that I will be working as an Environment Artist at Fat Kraken Studios, who are working alongside Oddworld Inhabitants to create their latest upcoming title - Oddworld: SoulStorm!! 😱
I would like to thank all of the people who have given me opportunities along the way ever since the start of this year - I've almost given up several times... but you've gotta' be vigilant! Never give up!'

That's great advice.

Go Girl!



























Thursday, 11 April 2019

Student Hero Nomination for James Moorby

Great News 😊

Uclan Games Design final year student, James Moorby, is short- listed for Grads in Games 'Student Hero Award.'
See more in the following link:






















CONGRATULATIONS to James!
Checkout Celestial A game by final year student James Moorby.

















































James has also created a game called Roller Blades for his final year portfolio.
A split-screen roller skating game.
Check it out here:
















Tuesday, 5 March 2019

White Paper Games launch 'The Occupation.

HAPPY LAUNCH DAY to our Alumni and all at White Paper Games! 

“The Occupation is a first-person, fixed-time, investigative thriller set in North West England on 24th October 1987. You play as a journalist in a detailed, systems-driven world where people react to your actions and time is your biggest enemy.”

For more info:


























Huge CONGRATULATIONS.




Friday, 1 March 2019

Visit by Head of Games Design at TT-Games - Arthur Parsons

We are very lucky to welcome Arthur Parsons to our Games Design studio at UCLan this week.
Arthur is Head of Games Design at TT_Games and as such, it's so amazing that he takes time to visit our course and speak directly and openly with our students.
Arthur gave a great presentation about the criteria involved in designing and making a Lego game and offering a broad insight into the workings of the industry in terms of producing and marketing a game.
It's great to have the chance to speak with experienced industry experts such as Arthur.
His warmth and enthusiasm always motivate our students so much and encourage them to work hard and develop their passion for games design.






 

Visit to Uclan Games Design by Joe Nelson

UCLan Games Design students were delighted to welcome an important visitor from the games industry to their studio this week.

Namely, a fantastic opportunity to hear from Joe Nelson, Game Director at Ninja Theory on the 5-time BAFTA-winning "Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice". Joe studied Game Design at UCLAN in Preston so we are particularly proud of his achievements.

Joe Nelson is a game director at Ninja Theory, having been design lead on Senua’s Sacrifice" and previously working on both level and system designs.

His presentation described how to develop a plan for your game design to maintain a feasible story and authentic feel throughout the project. Joe's talk was a unique and fascinating insight into the depths of research and design planning that go into a game such as HellBlade.

It was great to welcome Joe back to the course in his capacity as a Games Director.
















Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Further good news for UCLAN 3rd year student, Peter Dimitrov.







Even more news regarding the Animal Shrine project!
























We are so proud to see the work of our 3rd year Games Design student Peter Dimitrov at University of Central Lancashire, featured in 80lvl online.

Peter has had the opportunity to write an article for 80.lv about the making of his 'Feudal Japan' project !!
It's a high quality website and lots of people from the industry read it 😊

https://80.lv/articles/building-an-ancient-animal-shrine-in-ue4-001agt-004adk/

Building an Ancient Animal Shrine in UE4 - 80.lv

80 level is a great source of valuable information about the gaming industry and its recent trends.
You can see more of Peter's work over at the following channels:

Artstation

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Games Designer and UCLan Alumni, Steven Thornton in MCV interview.

Lead games designer at 'Sperasoft' Steven Thornton, who worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Rainbow Six Siege and over ten Lego games, explains how QA is still a route to games design and what he looks for in applicants.




























See the interview with Steven at the following link:























Steven has extensive experience in Games Design having worked as Games Director and Lead Level Designer at TTFusion in Wilmslow, prior to moving to his current role as Lead Games Designer at Sperasoft in Russia.

We're very proud of Steven's achievements as we're pleased to say that Steven completed both his MA and BA at Uclan Games Design with First class distinction.


















Thursday, 20 December 2018

Uclan Games Design Christmas Party 2018.


The Games Design Christmas party was in full swing as a final celebration before the hols and following all the creative activity over the autumn term.

The photos speak for themselves to safely say that "A good time was had by all with prizes and lots of cake!

The Games Design staff would like to thanks everyone for joining in the merriment and a special thanks to Jim and Rhoda for running the event and the following students for their generous contributions towards the event.


Carla Brown (Year 1) for organising all the lovely food treats
Nicola Hynes (Year 2) for a smashing super chocolatey vegan yule log
Alex Keates, Lewis Wright , Dan Butler (Year 2) Luke Briggs, Sam Albanese (Year 3) for setting up the gaming and quiz questions
Dylan Swarbrick and Finley Tyler (Year 1) for setting up the Christmas lights
Dan Butler and Dominic Kay (Year 2) for the classic karaoke!