Friday, 20 April 2018

UCLan Games Jam 2018


Our 1st and 2nd year Games Design students team up on an annual basis with Music Production and Screen Writing students for the UCLan Games Jam. This never fails to make the final three weeks of Semester 2 challenging and memorable for us all.
This year the theme of the Games Jam is 'Negative Space' and our students are working excitedly in the studios in a relaxed and informal atmosphere to compete to meet the challenge. We've invited several  Industry Visitors to come into the studios to see the work the students are doing for Uclan Games Jam.
We love our students to get feedback from people in the industry 

Thurs 19th April with Scott Swarbrick of Milky Tea Studios,
Wed 25th April with Naomi Robinson, Freelance Games Artist and Illustrator.
plus a visit from Games Designer, Peter Field of 'Media Molecule' on Friday 27th April
for the BIG finale and prizes!

There's lots of exciting ideas and discussion going on within each of the seven teams and it's great to see the progress on their games!

For further details see:
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/about_us/case_studies/game-jam-2018.php




























































Sunday, 15 April 2018

UCLan Alumni Steph McStea named in the 100 rising stars of the UK games industry.

So thrilled to see our lovely Alumni, Steph Mcstea @TeaAndMonsters named in the 100 rising stars of the UK Games Industry!

Check out the interviews with the winners of this year's GamesIndustry.biz 100 in the link below.

https://wwgamesindustry.biz/top100/2018/s























Steph's website is in the link below.























Steph is very passionate about games and has her own distinctive art style.
She was a first class honours student at Uclan Games Design Course and graduated with both a BA and MA in Games Design. During her time in study, she never failed to help and encourage others to achieve their goals in games and she was involved in many projects, including the development of the 'Plinky Plonk App', leading the UCLan Games Society and site organiser for the Global Games Jam.
Steph attended the annual Women in Games Conferences as a student where she found much encouragement and had the chance to network with some very interesting people from the industry.
She is currently working as a QA analyst for Team 17 in Yorkshire.