Tuesday, 11 September 2012

'Routine', is one of the first titles to go through 'Greenlight' on Steam.

Games designer and Tutor on our Games Design course at Uclan, Aaron Foster, and Jemma Hughes, (or very talented -  Lunar Software ) as they are known professionally, have just heard that their game, 'Routine', is one of the first titles to go through 'Greenlight' on Steam.
How AWESOME is that!?

For more info about the team see:

Also click link below for info on the Steam Greenlight

Uclan Games Students for 2012 test out boardgames

Our new academic term started this week at Uclan and we greeted a whole new bunch of Games design Students, who have spent time today checking out a great list of boardgames that we have acquired for the course. This was part of their research for a games design project - more results of this at the end of the week.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Even more Uclan Games design Graduate success!

Big Congratulations to recent Graduate, Lindsay Gurr who has begun work as a QA Tester at one of her all time favourite Games Developers...
Frontier Developments · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, one of the worldwide games industry's leading independent developers.
They license their games via a number of top publishers as well as self-publishing on digital formats.
They are currently over 200 individuals, and are actively looking to recruit strong candidates, both graduate and industry experienced, in all areas to work on our exciting, diverse mix of projects on cutting-edge gaming platforms.

One of our previous Graduates, Tom Kewell, is also working at Frontier.
Great news to hear of more of our students working in the Industry :)

Lindsay Gurr
 Tom Kewell

More Games Design Graduates working in the Industry

Congratulations must go to several of our recent Games Design Graduates who are currently working as QA testers on highly popular titles as part of the team at Games Developer, TT_Fusion, UK.
Stu Allardes, Georgina Cronshaw, Marcus Izaquias and Mike Udall are all working at the Games Company right now, along with many other students from Uclan Games Design who have been there for a while. They all love the chance to work within a team on real projects and are learning lots about life in the games industry.
Thanks TT-Fusion for this fantastic opportunity for our Graduates :)

Stu and Marcus are pictured below along with David Howell who is now working as a Tech artist at Travellers Tales Ltd and Tasha Bristoe and Gavin Spencer who are about to start their MA in Games Design, Rob Higgins who is working as a 3D modeller at Totally Wicked and Will Davies who has been offered a place for his 3d modelling and level design, with an up and coming Indie team.

Georgina is enjoying her work as a QA tester

Well done to all

Saturday, 8 September 2012

UCLan student talent recognised by computer games giant

Games Design student 22-year-old Alex Bellingham has completed ground breaking research into the use of 3D interfaces in gaming for his final year project at the University.

Alex’s research focuses on a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows people to interact with the game through images instead of text commands.  He created a GUI for a racing game entitled ‘Nitrogen’ and has received acclaim from industry professionals at SCEE. 
Simon Benson, Senior Development Manager SCEE, commented: “Alex’s portfolio really pushes boundaries and his innovative concepts show an excellent understanding of design.
His work in this new field of 3D graphics design is unique and is way ahead of many industry projects.” 
Click image below to see Alex's portfolio.

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