Global Games Jam at UCS

  Big thanks to Rob Kurta at University Campus Suffolk for organising a local hub for the Global Games Jam. Teams from UCS and Anglia Ruskin University gathered to make games over the weekend of 27,28,29th January. The results are really great for just a couple of days work, and when I visited on the… Read More »

Old Buckehnam High School & UDK

Today I had a group of year 11 pupils from Old Buckenham high School in Norfolk visiting the University. I gave a brief lecture about the Unreal Engine, and then the pupils worked through a small tutorial aimed at adding some interactions into Epic Citadel, the same level which you can download from iTunes and… Read More »

Yesterday’s Gamer

Josh Croft, one of my students at Anglia Ruskin University, has published his first online magazine over at Yesterday’s Gamer. Full of reviews and articles on retro games, giving a new light all our old favourites. Download it in PDF and have a read! Tweet

HOW TO GET STARTED IN SERIOUS GAMES

On Wednesday, I gave a talk to the Association for Learning Technology on ‘How to Get Started in Serious Games’ with Scott Hewitt from Real Projects. I talked about some of the design techniques which are useful in desiging serious games,, such as ‘Hive Solutions’ and performance monitoring. Scott then talked about some of the… Read More »

UNREAL news FLASH !!!

Check out this link http://www.unrealengine.com/insiderblog/unreal_engine_3_comes_to_flash Unreal Engine is now compatible with FLASH !!! Yes, that means Unreal\UDK games running in facebook! Epic are already able to run a complete Unreal Tournament 3 level inside Flash , apparently to a higher quality than on the XBOX, so this is a seriously exciting announcement. But…. and there… Read More »

Getting Started With Serious Games

On 19th October I am Running an online webinar with Scott Hewitt from Real Projects, entitled “Getting Started with Serious Games” for the Association for Learning Technology. This is the second webinar Scott and I have presented on behalf of the ALT. I will be discussing some key game mechanics which can be used by… Read More »

September 2011 UDK

The september 2011 Beta of UDK is now avaiable for download. Big upgrade this time, UDK games can now be published on the MAC !!! other improvements include new foliage tools and multi display support for iOS, full details here. Tweet

UDK Review

Still not sure about about UDK? check out this review: on GameDev.Net http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/reference/programming/unreal-development-kit-upgrade-overview-r2817 Tweet

Free online course in Artificial Intelligence by Stanford University

Stanford University are offering a free course in Artificial Intelligence autumn. The course will include feedback on progress and a statement of accomplishment. Taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig, the curriculum draws from that used in Stanford’s introductory Artificial Intelligence course. Details of the contents on the course are here. Tweet