A sample from the 2017 Private View night at UCA Farnham:
Dev talks from REZZED 2017, Tobacco Dock, London
Great for CGA to be back at REZZED again. Lots to take on board with regard to narrative ideas, art styles, level design and plenty of networking opportunities.
Here are a selection of the talks from the 3 days =]
BioShock creator, Ken Levine, speaks with Eurogamer’s Oli Welsh about his love for games, his time as a game designer and about Ghost Story games, the studio he co-founded with 12 former Irrational Games staffers.
Prey is the highly-anticipated first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios – creators of the award-winning Dishonored series. Join Creative Director, Raphael Colantonio, as he showcases new gameplay and discusses what makes the immersive sim such a unique and exciting genre.
Foam Sword – developers behind the charming and energetic eighties-inspired Knights and Bikes – join RPS on stage. We’ll be talking about knights, bikes and the process of turning childhood memories into inspiration for a new game.
Failbetter Games discuss the sequel to Sunless Sea, which was 377% funded on Kickstarter! New stories, regions as yet unexplored in the Fallen London universe, gameplay updates and more details from early production. Producer Lottie Bevan, Writer Cash DeCuir and Game Director Liam Welton in conversation
Join developers from Creative Assembly as they announce the next game in the Total War: WARHAMMER series.
It is important as creatives to invest time exploring other art forms, other ideas and processes. How artists in parallel disciplines are releasing concepts and delivery outcomes.
Here are a random selection of transmedial influences to consider in Reading Week:
“Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut’s) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.”
Jan 25, 2017 Mar 11, 2017
The exhibition will explore the role of digital technology in transcending the physical and conceptual boundaries that exist between different artworks, with imagery from one work breaking free of the frame and entering the space of another. The installations also dissolve distinctions between artwork and exhibition space, and involve the viewer through interactivity.
Please click here for tickets.
6 Burlington Gardens
London W1S 3ET
Tel: +44 (0)20 3206 7600
teamLab show: Tues-Sat 11-4
A music video:
Also, this is very cool music video, bonkers in fact!
(Download PDF here) Berlin Study Trip Presentation 2016 (Feb 2017)
Cost: £330 (Flights/ Accommodation inc Breakfast/ ABC Zone 6Day Travel Card)
- Week 1 of February will be the CGA reading week
- The Berlin transport infrastructure is fantastic and easy to use i.e. Underground/ Trains/ Trams/ Buses covered by the travel card
- English is widely spoken by Berliners
- Back in the UK it’s a Reading Week, no lessons
- The Germans have a secret weapon: Curry Wurst (its cheap/ its amazing)
The full trip details and online payment option will be on the UCA Online Store this week, by 21st October and will be open for 3 weeks. We will then need to buy the flights and book the accommodation.
As always, the 2 linked festivals have some great themes which will excite, engage and challenge us as artists in this crazy world! See below:
40-50 students + staff, trip limit
It will be £330 for 6 days/ 5 night flights, Monday 30th January to Saturday 4th February. Flying from Gatwick to Schonefeld Berlin, the cost will include flights, accommodation at the Meininger Hostel – Humboldthaus, Mitte Berlin (inc breakfast) and a 6 day ABC travelcard (Trains/ Trams/ Underground).
As for the festival tickets which are not on sale yet, I have been in contact with Transmediale regarding group education ticket pricing (groups of 15 + are cheaper, pricing to follow =) . In previous years we bought a Kombi ticket, allowing access to 95% of session events for both day and night festivals across several fantastic venues. Ask Phil, Ewan or Joe… or even ME (Andy).
The trip details and payment will be on the UCA Online Store this week, by 21st October and will be open for 3 weeks.
I stumbled across this Kickstarter come cross-over end product at EGX this year.
I thought it was pretty interesting as a concept both Tablet Unity Game/ RF scanner/ Board game. So I bought one for us to play with =]
Shipping Nov. 2016