PlayWest Conf. + News
This month saw lots of exciting things – not only have we been hard at work developing Super Trash Heroes but the PlayWest conference was a huge success and our friends @UWEGames received TIGA accreditation! We have also reached significant milestones with our epic local player game Kachiku64.
The PlayWest conference was a fantastic opportunity for graduates, prospective and current GamesTech students to get together. Across two days we saw talks from graduates working right across the games industry, from right here in Bristol at Mobile Pie to those developing Fable Legends and Elite Dangerous!
Current third year students had the opportunity to showcase their final year Commercial Games Development projects and prospective students got the chance to ask questions about Games Technology at UWE. Both days of the event finished off with a video games social, featuring Saturn Bomberman, Theif Town and Gang Beasts!
Super Trash Heroes
After our success with the Bristol Green Capital Digital Challenge several weekends ago, Super Trash Heroes has had it’s epic story of food waste blocked out and new art assets are under way! The story will see our aspirational heroes travel the world accross 5 epic missions; helping players understand how much of a problem food waste really is.
Launch Control is steaming ahead in the background – serious progress has been made with underlying network tech and it’s visual identity is coming into focus. We are hoping to have some exciting screen grabs to show off soon!
Our epic 64 local multiplayer game broke significant milestones this week by succesfuly supporting 32 controllers! With no input lag and a retro feel with SNES, NES and SEGA replica gamepads (and a bunch of Xbox 360 pads), Kachiku64 is really picking up pace. Development of the gameplay is underway with two of PlayWest’s new student interns – keep your eyes out for more soon!
TIGA & Games Technology
Games Technology (@UWEGames) – the games tech award at the University of the West of England – brilliantly earned accreditation with TIGA this week. A panel from the association came to see the exciting and engaging work undertaken on the award. Even stating the course has “set a precedent” for others seeking affiliation with TIGA. Well earned we say!