Sunday, 19 April 2015

First week of Uclan Games Jam 2015

What a week!
The first week of Uclan Games Jam 2015 was a busy time with grouping, collaboration with Music Production students, idea development and brain storming, a bundle of great talks from industry speakers and a great deal of group activity and discussion.
As a warm up to the game jam our first industry speakers were brought in just before the Easter break to get students thinking about ideas for their games levels.
Josh Wright and Jonny Picton of PixelBomb Games share their experience of working in the games industry with Uclan Games Design students during the Uclan Game Jam 2015.
Pixel Bomb Games is an Indie Studio based in Manchester UK, developing Electronic Arts Entertainment. They are currently developing  'Beyond Flesh & Blood' where search and rescue becomes destroy and survive. A Mech 3PS set in Manchester in the 23rd century. PC/Linux/XBOX/PS4 Q4 2015. @BeyondFBgame.
Level Design was the main focus of the day and we valued Josh and Jonny taking time to share their work experience with undergraduates. They talked about how their games courses at Uclan (Josh) and Futureworks (Jonny) helped them to develop the skills they need to design levels for games in the industry and the tasks that they now undertake.

And for the presentation video click below for link.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Game Jam Uclan 2015

The Game Jam kicks off today 90 Games Design students and 11 Music Production students group together to make games!