Saturday, 7 January 2012

Workshop and Lecture with Arthur Parsons from Travellers Tales Ltd.

Towards the end of semester 1 we were very lucky to have another visit and lecture from Arthur Parsons, Game Director from one of the highest profile companies in the world, Travellers Tales/ TT Games, owned by Warner Bros.
Nicola came into Uclan with Lead Artist, Nicola Daly to give a lecture, and set a brief and workshop for the first year Games Design students.
Arthur set an exciting challenge for the students to design game design concepts for a Lego game.
He spent the day with us for the start of the project, which lasted three weeks and then returned for the presentation, assessment and crit session at the completion of the brief.
Arthur provided prizes for the top ten students with interesting and comprehensive game design ideas, which were given out after the presentation and assessment.
We owe a great amount of appreciation to Arthur for his consistent encouragement and nurturing of our students and also to Travellers Tales for the opportunity for collaboration between academia and industry.
The brief was also opened up across the whole games student consort at Uclan and year 3 and 2 students, also had the chance to chat with Arthur and Nic and gather valuable insights into lfe as a games artist or designer.