The first one gives attendees the opportunity to speak to those at the heart of some of EA Games’ most anticipated upcoming titles.
Crysis 2 Executive Producer Nathan Camarillo, Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed Lead Designer Andy Tudor and Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 Lead Designer Mike Laidlaw will all be talking about the games industry. They’ll be covering the following areas:
Nathan Camarillo: Creating stunning graphics and expanding into the multiplayer universe.
Andy Tudor: Creating realism and simulation in Games
Mike Laidlaw: The importance of narrative and storytelling in gaming
Attending Guardian Gamesblog Live will also allow you to play Dragon Age 2, Shift 2 Unleashed and Crysis 2 before they’re released.
“The aim of the Gamesblog Live events is to give our readers the chance to meet the most talented developers in the world and find out how modern video games are created.
It’s the perfect chance for gamers, and people interested in getting into the games industry, to meet the experts without having to be crushed to death at big US events like E3 or GDC.” Writes Guardian video games correspondent Keith Stuart.
Of course, people interested in getting into the games industry naturally includes Train2Game students!
The first Guardian Gamesblog Live event takes place on Saturday 19th February at The Guardian offices in London and costs £12. You can find out more information and book your tickets here.
It really is something any Train2Game student who can easily get to it should attend!
However, if you’re not able to make the event, you can see Mike Laidlaw talk about Dragon Age 2 in this very interesting developer diary, as featured on the Train2Game blog last month.
So Train2Game, will you be attending Guardian Gamesblog Live? Do you think meeting high profile Game Developers could help you in the long run? Have you attempted to contact developers for advice before? And if you could ask for advice on getting into the games industry from anyone, who would it be?
Train2Game, in association with DR Studios and the University of Bedfordshire, will be holding a Game Jam at the end of March. For more information, see the official Train2Game Game Jam website or the Train2Game Game Jam Facebook page. Alternatively, keep an eye on the Train2Game Game Jam Twitter account.