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London Game Developers to meet at City

Workshop to feature talks and gaming sessions.
by John Stevenson

City University London will be the venue for the London Game Developers Workshop Series (Session 3) on 9 February.

nullDuring the Workshop, from 2pm to 6pm, participants will build a game with Scirra's Construct2, a HTML 5 drag and drop game maker for Windows. Chief Technology Officer at Sticksports (the company behind the successful stick games series), Richard Lord, will also field questions from the audience. Consultant Oscar Clark, who is also a supporter of Applifier's Everyplay, will speak about what it takes to be a successful games developer in a provocative talk entitled, "The Developer's guide to survive the Zombie Apocalypse".

Senior Lecturer and one of the event's organisers in City's Computer Science department, Dr Greg Slabaugh said:

"This event provides a great opportunity for City to interact with the thriving computer games development community based in London. It's well known that our School of Informatics has innovative BSc and MSc courses in Computer Science with Computer Games Technology. At this event, our students will have the opportunity to learn from experts working inside the games industry about new technologies and the commercialisation of computer games. With nearly 50 people already registered for the event, we're expecting a great turnout and look forward to hearing about the networking and collaborations that emerge from it."

Another organiser, Senior developer at Qinec Ltd, Prathap Chandran, said:

"The event touches upon every aspect of game development, starting from actually building a game with a game engine, to launching it, promoting it and monetizing it across multiple platforms. It has industry veterans who know the trade inside out sharing their perspectives on each of these stages. The event is ideal for people who are new to game programming as well as programmers who have built a game and looking for ways to commercialize it. Given that the event is happening at City University's campus, it's an ideal opportunity for budding student programmers to get to know how the Games industry works in the real world. The event also serves as an ideal platform for the industry to collaborate with the academic world and the initiative taken by the City University to achieve this is commendable."

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