We’re continuing our GamesDev Sessions, a series of lectures in South Wales for anyone interested in the video games industry.
The Sessions are a set of free talks by games development professionals aimed at giving insight into all sorts of aspects of game creation, from game design to financing, from coding to visual effects, from publishing to narrative design. We’ll be bringing in speakers from all over the industry – indies, AAA, education, trade bodies, government.
This session’s talks will be:
- “Workflow: Making the Boring Stuff Cool” – Russ MorrisThis talk will focus on how to optimise all areas of your game development. Topics will include project structure, tool development, improving mobile performance, and the ethos and integration of a data driven approach to game development. Whilst Unity will be the primary focus in the examples included in the talk, the principles can be applied to any engine.
- “The Development of Tracks and Turrets” – Adam Griffiths of Fingerpunch Games
Adam will talk generally about the development of Fingerpunch’s latest game, including in-editor setups, staffing, project management, general issues and getting the game through Greenlight.
Russ Morris is an interactive developer, consultant and trainer specialising in the Unity game engine. In a previous life he was a product evangelist at Unity Technologies, travelling the world spreading the good word of democratised game development. These days he mostly spends his days on Twitter and occasionally does actual work. He is currently working on multiple projects, including mobile games and architectural visualisations. Fancy.
Adam Griffiths is Creative Director of Fingerpunch Games, an indie company from Cwmbran. He’s previously worked for Rebellion, and on the Chinese Room title “Dear Esther”. Tracks and Turrets has just passed Steam Greenlight.
We’ll be going along to a pub after this event, so please do join us for a chat.
Don’t forget that GamesDev South Wales also runs a monthly social meetup in a pub! Come along and join us anytime for a drink and a chat: http://south.gameswales.org
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