Games Experts Go out to Play; OPPORTUNITY: Warwickshire College Students Invited to Work on a Real-Life Project
STUDENTS on a computer games development course are working alongside local games developer Blitz Games, on a real-life project.
Representatives of the company spent an afternoon talking to 18 students on the two-year BTEC National Diploma in Games Development course at Warwickshire College's Leamington Centre, in Warwick New Road.
The top games company has set the students a project to design and model a game character, and will be offering support and feedback to the group to assist their progress before judging takes place in June.
Creative managers Jolyon Webb and John Nash, and design manager Stuart Maine, were on hand to discuss the project with the students and give them the benefit of their expertise.
In addition to the opportunity of being able to work alongside some of the country's leading games development talent, the students are being offered the chance to visit Blitz's development studio if their final character is chosen as one of the top three at the end of the project.
Andrew Brazier, the college's games development course manager, said: "I'm really excited about working alongside Blitz on this project.
"They are able to offer the students unrivalled access to inside tips and techniques, and they have been immensely helpful with the development of this competition …
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Publication information: Article title: Games Experts Go out to Play; OPPORTUNITY: Warwickshire College Students Invited to Work on a Real-Life Project. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Coventry Evening Telegraph (England). Publication date: April 12, 2007. Page number: 25. © 2009 Coventry Newpapers. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.