Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Graduate, Paul Bannon, now working for TTFusion

Paul Bannon is one of our alumni, recently graduating with a first class B.A. honours degree in Games Design at Uclan.

Congratulations to Paul as he has just begun working for TT Fusion.

TT Fusion (formerly Embryonic Studios) is a BAFTA award winning game development studio based in Wilmslow, Cheshire,UK.

Paul is a talented 3d modeller and materials artist.
You can view his work at

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Graduate, Tom Kewell working as level design integrator

Another of our Alumni, who graduated from the B.A. (hons) Games course 2 years ago, is Tom Kewell.
At the moment Tom's working as a level design integrator, so he's had to learn a lot of scripting over the last few months.

He's working at Brightlight studios, which used to be Bullfrog, in Surrey.

Tom Says, "I'm working with some really cool people, and there's a few like me who have only really recently broken into the industry, and they've all done it in really interesting ways, with some coming up from QA, and some transferring from other companies or diciplines. Hopefully we should be able to show some of your students that even though it's tough, there's loads of ways to get into the industry."

Mohammed Mukhtar - Mohzart. Featured in ImagineFX Magazine

Mohammed Mukhtar is one of our Alumni for the Games Design Course at Uclan.

His fantastic concept artwork has been featured in the FXpose section of next month's issue of ImagineFX. (Jan 09)

You can see his work at




Sunday, 6 December 2009

Year 1 Drawing Elective

Sam Slater's first map for 2nd year 3d module

Sam Slater has produced this UT2004 map as part of his set design project for the year 2 3d modelling module.

This is just a section of the movie, there's even more special effects in the full version.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Year 1 Sketching in Manchester

As part of a games course year 1 elective, students made a trip to Manchester to sketch the city environment.

It was a rainy, but that didn't spoil things.

The Christmas market atmosphere pervaded the day.

Open 09 Games Create

Hosted by ʻSandboxʼ OPEN 09 this event brought creative people together at Uclan and around the city to explore, inform and create change in the Digital and Creative industries sector.
OPEN 09 event took place : 16 to 17 November
The gamescourse team from the Northern School of design participated with various guests in a series of explorations hosted by Games Create.
Year 3 student, Jeff Robbins, spoke on behalf of the team in the final panel discussion.