The new Serious Games course

Marcus Ingvarsson inherited the Serious Games course when Anne Duse went back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He the opportunity with both hands and ran with it!

This week saw a guest lecture by Jolyon Webb from TruSim, showing off their immensely cool game technology for military training, medicine and physiotherapy.

Next week we have 2 lectures; the first one is on Wednesday 10/10, 13.00 in D20. The prominent Ernest Adams makes a quick stop. Who knows, he might give a lecture, why don’t you come by and find out?

And on Thursday 11/10, 13.00 in E22 we’ll be gatecrashed by Professor Richard Bartle who didn’t just invent the mmo-genre but this photogenic pose as well. He’ll be talking about human rights in virtual worlds.

Wednesday, 17/10, 09.00, E22 we’ll be invaded by the mad scientists from Grendel Games. They’ll be showing their laparoscopy training game. And who knows, we might have to put a “volunteer” under the knife.

So, to sum it up:
Wednesday, 03/10, 13.00, E22
Wednesday, 10/10, 13.00, D20
Thursday, 11/10, 13.00, E22
Wednesday, 17/10, 09.00, E22

That’s all for now. See you!

FalconShield Music

Josef Falkensköld – the one man freakshow band behind the Swedish metal wonder. The diabolic architect of the dance-band renaissance during the 21th century. The fifth member of ABBA.

Josef Falconshield in front of a sedated herd of students. ... pretty frame to hide the poor panorama stitching. :D
Josef Falconshield in front of a sedated herd of students. … pretty frame to hide the poor panorama stitching. 😀

A self employed composer and sound designer for various media, when he’s not busy touring the world with the Rolling stones he’s making noise for a variety of different gaming companies. And making money in the process…

Today however, he visited GAME to talk to our students about music and sound effects in games. Mucho cool.

Next week we’ll try and visit the students in the dungeons their offices. Stay tuned!

Samantha Youssef from Studio Technique

Samantha Youssef is a Canadian character animator and animation director, she currently runs (and founded!) Studio Technique in Montreal and she has worked in both feature films and video games for Walt Disney Animation, Filmax, and Ubisoft.

Bring drawing pad and pencils, a good memory and your questions on 2D animation, drawing or animation in general!

Time: Monday, April 16th, 10:00
Location: E22

This lecture is strongly recommended to all animation- and graphic students. And anyone with an interest in those topics. 🙂

Text-2-Vision Workshop

International Research School of Game Design (IRSGD) in collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology (Ti-Tech) presents;

TVML Workshop with Dr. Hayashi from Tokyo Tech.

This Workshop is mandatory for:
Game Design & Programming; 2nd & 3rd year students
Game Design & Graphics; 3rd year students
1st years student allowed if there’s room left!

Thursday – 16th Feb; 13:00 – 17:00, E31
Friday – 17th Feb; 13:00 – 17:00, E31
Monday – 20st Feb; 13:00 – 17:00, E31
Tuesday – 21nd Feb; 13:00 – 17:00, E31

The goal of the workshop is to make a broadcast quality animated video segment. Each group of students chooses one of the following themes.
(1) News show (this is a must)
(2) Documentary (short story)
(3) Children’s show
(4) Comedy show
(5) Talk show
(6) Other TV program genre

Examples: (News show) (Short story, Japanese)