Announcing the third annual games design workshops for second level students

Third annual games design workshops for second level studentsLike computer games?

The School of Computing has announced that the third annual one day workshops on computer game design for second level students will take place on Saturday 22th November and Saturday 6th December. Over 9000 students have participated in these workshops over the past two years.

Online registration now open!

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The workshops which are sponsored by the DIT, The Irish Computer Society and Microsoft Ireland is hosted by games industry guru Ernest Adams. Ernest Adams is a veteran freelance game designer, writer, and teacher, working with the International Hobo Group. He has been in the game industry since 1989, and is the author of three books. Ernest is also the founder and first chairman of the International Game Developers' Association.

This is a day-long exploration of the basics of the craft of game design, covering core mechanics, gameplay, user interface design, concept art, level design, and even a small story. It begins with a lecture, then challenges you to apply what you've learned to flesh out a new game design concept. The classes will then be divided the into teams and each team will work on a different game idea. At the end of the day, you'll present your results to the group and we'll discuss how they came out. Everything is supplied and there are no pre-requisites, all you need is a love of games!

Participation in the the day is FREE (but space is limited so apply early) and all participations will receive lunch and a DIT tee-shirt. You can also win XBOX 360's and loads of Playstation 3 games on the day!

Register online or contact Hugh McAtamney for group bookings

Phone: + 353 1 4023282

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