Sunday, 30 December 2018

Games Designer and UCLan Alumni, Steven Thornton in MCV interview.

Lead games designer at 'Sperasoft' Steven Thornton, who worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Rainbow Six Siege and over ten Lego games, explains how QA is still a route to games design and what he looks for in applicants.

See the interview with Steven at the following link:

Steven has extensive experience in Games Design having worked as Games Director and Lead Level Designer at TTFusion in Wilmslow, prior to moving to his current role as Lead Games Designer at Sperasoft in Russia.

We're very proud of Steven's achievements as we're pleased to say that Steven completed both his MA and BA at Uclan Games Design with First class distinction.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Uclan Games Design Christmas Party 2018.

The Games Design Christmas party was in full swing as a final celebration before the hols and following all the creative activity over the autumn term.

The photos speak for themselves to safely say that "A good time was had by all with prizes and lots of cake!

The Games Design staff would like to thanks everyone for joining in the merriment and a special thanks to Jim and Rhoda for running the event and the following students for their generous contributions towards the event.

Carla Brown (Year 1) for organising all the lovely food treats
Nicola Hynes (Year 2) for a smashing super chocolatey vegan yule log
Alex Keates, Lewis Wright , Dan Butler (Year 2) Luke Briggs, Sam Albanese (Year 3) for setting up the gaming and quiz questions
Dylan Swarbrick and Finley Tyler (Year 1) for setting up the Christmas lights
Dan Butler and Dominic Kay (Year 2) for the classic karaoke!

Monday, 3 December 2018

3rd Year student , Peter Dimitrov makes his mark.

Really well done to our third year Games Design student, @AnirnPeter for his passion and skill in completing the Feudal Japan 3D Game Environment Challenge on @ArtStationHQ 'The Shogunate'

Peter has now completed this ArtStation challenge where his work is showcased amongst submissions of a very high standard alongside highly professional artists from industry.

In Japanese culture, as well as in lots of others, the animals Peter has depicted are a common feature. In Japan rabbits are thought to bring fertility, cranes were thought to be immortal and as such were considered secret. Frogs, some say, bring luck. This is all referenced in text on the walls of the Calligraphers building.

Some some screenshots here: