Train2Game News: Blitz artists hosting ‘meet the experts’ web chat tonight

Leamington Spa studio Blitz will allow you to get an insight into the life of a games industry artist & animator when two of their team host a live webchat at 6:30pm this evening.

It’s the latest Blitz Games Studios’ ‘meet the experts’ sessions, which last month saw two programmers offering advice to aspiring game developers.  It provides a great opportunity for Train2Game students to get advice from industry professionals.

“Two of Blitz’s experienced artists from the company’s R&D and game development teams will be sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics aimed at aspiring newcomers to the industry as well as experienced artists looking to further their career in a new field or specialism.” reads the announcement from Blitz.

If you want to submit a question to the Blitz artists before the session begins at 6:30pm today, get in touch with them via email, Twitter or Facebook.

To take part in the web chat, visit the Blitz meet the experts website from 6pm this evening.

There’s more advice from industry professionals about getting into the games industry here on The Train2Game Blog.

Will you get involved in the web chat? What will you ask the Blitz artists?

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Train2Game News: Reminder – Blitz Games ‘meet the experts’ live stream tonight


Train2Game students can get advice from experienced industry professionals when Blitz Games host a live ‘meet the experts’ web chat at 6:30 p.m. this evening.

“Two of Blitz’s experienced programmers from our BlitzTech and R&D teams will be sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics aimed at aspiring newcomers to the industry as well as experienced coders looking to further their career in a new field or specialism.” reads the announcement on the Blitz website, suggesting that this session will be of particular interest to Train2Game game developers, who’ll be able to watch it here.

Will you be tuning in tonight?

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Train2Game News: Blitz programmers hosting ‘meet the experts’ web chat next Monday

Train2Game students will be able to get advice from experienced industry professionals when Blitz Games host a live ‘meet the experts’ web chat on Monday 21st May.

“Two of Blitz’s experienced programmers from our BlitzTech and R&D teams will be sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics aimed at aspiring newcomers to the industry as well as experienced coders looking to further their career in a new field or specialism.” reads the announcement on the Blitz website, suggesting that this session will be of particular interest to Train2Game game developers.

The live web chat with the two programmers begins at 6:30p.m. on Monday, with viewers encouraged email, or Tweet questions beforehand.  The Blitz web chat will be available to see here.

Games from the Leamington Spa based developer include Puss In Boots, Michael Phelps: Push The Limit and YooStar 2.

There’s plenty of advice from experienced game developers on getting into the industry, here on The Train2Game Blog.

Will you watch the live web chat from Blitz? What would you ask?

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Train2Game news: Blitz open registration for student open days

Train2Game students could get the opportunity to attend Blitz Game Studios open days next year.

The studio has set the dates and opened registration for the open days at their Leamington Spa HQ which are “intended for anyone who wants to work in game development” and will take place on March 2nd, 23rd and 30th 2012.

Train2Game students interested in attending a Blitz Open Day will have to apply via the official website and follow a series of instructions.

Anyone interested in attending will also have to submit an example of their work, following the relevant briefs depending on whether they’re a game designer, game developer or game artist & animator.

The closing date for submitting applications in 9th January 2012, so there’s some time yet.

“Not only are we offering students from many different disciplines the chance to visit a successful games studio and talk to real game developers about what they do and how they do it,” said Blitz senior events and education coordinator Kim Blake.

“It’s also a great way to publicise the fantastic work produced by the creative industries in the UK and the importance of next gen skills to the UK economy.”

For more information about what the Blitz Open Days involve, see the official website.

Good luck to any Train2Game students who attempt to win a place at the event!

As usual, leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: GI.biz]