Sunday, 23 September 2018

Freshers Games Design Challenge 2018

Freshers week and our introductory brief involved working in groups.
Their brief was to identify one or more typical game mechanics and propose a new game using the complete opposite of the mechanic(s) they selected.

The big challenge is how to make it just as interesting and fun as any other game!

Some considerations for the final submission:
·         What is/are the mechanic(s) and how do they normally work?
·         How has the opposite been implemented?
·         What is the overall concept of the game?
·         How does the game function, how is it played?
·         How is the player successful in the game?
·         Where is the fun?

 All groups came up with some great ideas for this challenge and we really enjoyed watching the ideas develop. The presentations at the end of the week demonstrated plenty of potential and scope in the various concepts.

There were 4 categories for winning prizes:
Best Art
Best Mechanics
Best Game Design
Best Overall Game we'd like to play 

and everyone who took part received a tote bag :)

And the winners are:

Best Art: Alex Boot

Best Mechanics: Serial Thriller by Mika White, Michael Gordon, Elliot Hardy and Jake Tiernan plus
Natalie Langbridge.

Best Games Design: Globes by Jamie Lobban, Seth Whiteside, Dylan Swarbrick and Sirawut Leethonglor,

Best Overall Game we'd like to play: Utopia by Carla Brown, Finlay Tyler, Daniel Jones-Monaghan,
Dawid Matuszny and Alex Boot.

Live Stream on Twitch TV. PlayStation talk with Peter Field of Media Molecule and Arthur Parsons of TT_Games.

Great to see our Alumni, Peter Field talking about #Dreams on PlayStation.
He’s live streaming on TWITCH TV from 2pm 23rd Sept as part of EGX 2018.
We are pretty blinking proud of him plus his last stream ended with an awesome balloon party ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

...take a look at Peter building a level of this gorgeous game world from scratch in Dreams!

Another treat! In the same Twitch TV screening from EGX we can see TT_Games very own 
Head of Design, Arthur Parsons talking about Lego DC Super Villains! 

UCLan Games Design Course trip to EGX 2018

Our annual trip to EGX at NEC Birmingham is always fantastic and this year was no exception.
Here's just a few images from the 2018 show.
The triple A section was brilliantly presented as always but the Indie games are also a big attraction.