Your Games Industry Needs You

Your Games Industry needs YOU! Brains Eden 2012. Pre-Event Seminar.   A programme of talks focusing on what it’s like working in the games industry.   Location: LAB 002 at Anglia Ruskin University, Wednesday 25th April from 2pm, followed by a social gathering at the Tram Depot, 3 Dover Street.   James Sweatman – Senior… Read More »

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


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 »


Check out this link 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 Tweet