Friday, 11 November 2016

The Great Northern Creative Festival Games Event.

As part of 'The Great Northern Creative Festival' Games Design at Uclan, industry professionals were invited to speak and present workshops for the students.

See the programme below showing the awesome speakers that were involved.

Students enjoyed a fascinating insight into the world of Games Design from our very talented Alumni, Peter Field of Media Molecule, who shared his experience of composition within level design with a unique personal take on how to lead the player effectively using best practise guidelines from architecture.

Alumni, Becky Michelak and Ben Bennett gave a presentation on 'How to learn from failing' where they shared some very useful online resources.
A truly valuable talk about how to survive and progress in the Indie games sector of the industry.
This was followed by a workshop where Ben and Becky challenged students to create games that involved movement, utilising limited resources.

Alumni, Peter Bottomley of White Paper Games also hosted an hour long chat on Skype with another of our Alumni, Senior Games Designer, Steven Thornton who is currently working at Sperasoft in Russia. Awesome to hear first hand how Steven progressed his career through his willingness to take on challenges, learn new skills and being open to all opportunities for development.