Thursday, 28 June 2018

Uclan Games Student designs Summer Reading Scheme characters for The SCART Club with Lancs County Council.

We're really proud to be able to show you all a little bit of what Uclan Games Design student, Heather Holden worked on a few months ago. 
Heather entered a competition with Lancashire County Council to design their Summer Reading Scheme characters for The SCART Club and she won! 

The scheme is aimed at 5-12 year olds and is at all Lancashire libraries.
Heather's art work is published across all the promotional material and included in the booklet provided when children sign up. 
Heather said,
"It's been one of the greatest experiences I've had, and I'm so so proud to be able to finally share it.
If you have young kids it's a great way to keep them entertained this summer!"

The scheme launches on Saturday 30th June 2018 and  more information it can be found at the following link:

You can see more of Heather's work on her personal website:

Since winning this competition, Heather has had the privilege to visit a local primary school to talk about the SCART Club and about what being a Games Design student is like. It was a great experience to interact with the children who had amazing questions and made her feel incredibly welcome. They made her promise if she ever became a famous designer to remember them. Shoutout to St Wilfrid's Primary School Year 6 of 2018 - awesome!

A press release for the scheme can be found at the following link:

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Marco Carmo is Games Design Nominee for Lancs Arts festival 2018

Many congratulations to Marco Carmo who is our Nominee for Games Design in the Media Tech Lancashire Arts Festival Awards 2018. #lancsartsfest

Portugal Project

‘Portugal’ is the result of Marco's research and development into photogrammetry and how it’s applied to a real time scene in the UE4 game engine to experience in VR and other media. He has crafted a 3D environment which recreates a coastal scene from his home country, to not only challenge his skills as a 3D artist but also to learn and practise cutting edge techniques which has also led to the creation of a guide to his methods and technical processes for education purposes.

Marco mainly focuses on Environment Art, but he also have a huge interest in level design and map design.

Paranoia VR Project

This project was done for Marco's Games Proposal module in 3rd year at UCLan, where we had to create a playable level/game. He decided to create an escape room in VR where the player has to solve puzzles in the room that is dusty and old while searching for clues using a timepiece to look at a "pristine" version of the room.

Marco has studied with passion throughout the BA(Hons) Games Design course and his work ethic is exemplary.
Marco uses highly complex techniques of photogrammetry to create believable environments based on the real world. His highly skilful use of industry standard software such as Substance Designer, ZBrush, Autodesk Maya and Unreal 4 Engine demonstrate his knowledge of cutting edge technology which he has shared in a comprehensive guide to his workflow for others to access.

His portfolio features beautifully detailed materials with accurately crafted assets that transport you through VR to a place that it is aesthetically stunning.

Marco's work and resume can be seen at the following link:
Art Station

It's also available on @The Rookies website

Friday, 15 June 2018

UCLan Games Design Degree Show 2018


Lancashire Arts Festival Banner
Open to everyone, The University of Central Lancashire welcomes you to celebrate our creative programme of events spanning architecture; design; fashion; fine art; media and performance. Visit the Lancashire Arts Festival website for up-to-date events.
Thursday 14th June saw the opening of the private view of UCLan's Games Design degree Show 2018 and the show is now open to the public daily until 22nd June.
All are welcome.
It was wonderful to see the work of our graduates on show, with so many friends, family and visitors able to enjoy the work and interact with the playable games.
The students show gathered the interest of many visitors during the evening and it was especially good to welcome and chat with many of our successful alumni, who came to the see the work.
Below are a selection of images of some of the students with their work.
More to follow soon.

MORE photos to follow :)


Event Date:
Public View: Friday 15 June - Friday 22 June, 10am - 5pm


Event Location: Games Design Studio, VB019
Victoria Building, Preston, PR1 7HD
Open to the public – register your interest here