Sessions #4: April 30th, 2014

GDSWSessions

  • Game Audio – Stafford Bawler.
  • The Making Of Master Reboot – Sarah Crossman.

We’re holding this event in the cinema room in Porter’s in Cardiff. Arrive from 7.30pm and the talks will begin at 8pm. Afterwards, we will undoubtedly be staying for a few drinks and you’re welcome to join us.

When: At 7.30, Wednesday April 30th, 2014
Where: Porter’s, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE
How Much: Free!
Booking: We’re trying an experiment. No booking needed for this event, just turn up! And as always, it’s free.

The Speakers

Stafford Bawler is a local who’s been working on audio in AAA games for over 16 years. He’s worked on more than 60 published titles, covering every major platform for the last 4 generations, on a wide range of genres including racing, RTS, adventure, MMOs and football.

Sarah Crossman took her demo for her game concept Master Reboot with her to the company Wales Interactive and led the team turning it into a well-received multi-platform title for consoles and desktops. Sarah will give us some insights into turning a prototype into a fully-fledged game.

Sponsors

Thanks to Skillset Media Academy Wales who are helping us bring you these events.

Meetup — March 2014

Our next get-together will be:

Wednesday 26th March 2014 at 7.30pm
upstairs in the Urban Tap House, 25 Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1DD.

If you’ve anything you’d like to show off or talk about – work-in-progress games, or games-related topics, or anything at all, really – let us know.


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Sessions #3: Jan 30th, 2014

GDSWSessions

Free! Book a place!

This session’s talks will be:

  • “Creating AAA Games As A Day Job” – Ralph Ferneyhough and Chris Payne of Traveller’s Tales.
  • Kevin Moss will be talking to us about taking games and storyworlds across multiple media.

We’re holding this event in the cinema room in Porter’s in Cardiff. Arrive from 7.30pm and the talks will begin at 8pm and last around 45 minutes each, including Q&A sessions, with a short break between. Afterwards, we will undoubtedly be staying for a few drinks and you’re welcome to join us.

When: At 7.30, Thursday Jan 30th, 2014
Where: Porter’s, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE
How Much: Free!
Booking: via our Eventbrite page

The Speakers

Ralph Ferneyhough and Chris Payne: With 25 years in the industry between them, Ralph and Chris have worked on more LEGO games than you’ve had hot dinners, having been with Traveller’s Tales in Cheshire since the early days of the company. They’ll be talking about what it’s like to work in the production cycle for a major studio. They’ve just launched our sister organisation GamesDev North Wales up in Wrexham.

Kevin Moss has been making websites and digital content for nearly 20 years and is founder of makeandsee.com a multi-platform R+D company working with LEGO and Intel. Previously he founded the successful digital marketing company Incline Media where as Creative Director he worked with clients ranging from PlayStation, FT and Canon, he sold Incline to WPP in 2006. A short animation got 20million online views and became part of the prestigious OneDotZero festival. His cross platform stories have been shortlisted at MipTV and Power to the Pixel and won the Media Festival, Channel 4 Digital Art Prize. His sci fi storyworld ‘The Drake Equation’ has Tim Kring (Heros, Touch) onboard and investment from Sonar. His crowdfunded twitter experience Night Vision has gained worldwide interest. His background and experience gives him a unique angle on the digital world – you will probably hear him use the phase ‘Born Digital’ way too often.

Sponsors

Thanks to Skillset Media Academy Wales who are helping us bring you these events.