16th October 2003

 

COMPUTER GAMES GURU TO GIVE TIPS TO STUDENTS

 

A leading computer games guru is to give a lecture to Games Computing students at the University of Lincoln.

 

Game designer, writer and lecturer Ernest Adams will be in Lincoln to speak to staff and students about this burgeoning industry on Thursday 30th October.

 

Ernest Adams is a member of the International Hobo game design consortium and is the author of two books: ‘Break into the Game Industry: How to Get a Job Making Video Games’ and ‘Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design’.

 

Now a freelance consultant, his last job was as lead designer at Bullfrog Productions, and for several years before that he was the audio/video producer on the ‘Madden NFL Football’ product line.

 

He has developed online, computer and console games for everything from the IBM 360 mainframe to the Playstation 2.

 

He was a founder of the International Game Developers’ Association and frequently gives lectures at the Game Developers’ Conference.

 

The lecture for university staff and students only will be given in Architecture Lecture Room 1 at 5.30pm on Thursday 30th October.

 

Meanwhile Games Computing students at the University of Lincoln have formed a local chapter of the International Game Developers Association (www.igda.org).

 

The IGDA is an independent, non-profit-making association established by game developers to foster the creation of a worldwide game development community.

 

Student chapters have started to form at universities worldwide, bringing students together under the common purpose of game development and encouraging industry professionals to visit for seminars or talks.

 

Click here to go to Games Computing course information

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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