VIDEO GAMES WORKSHOP
Familiarising with the current technology and guidelines in developing a computer game, and stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration between two creative branches – animation, i.e. creative visualisation and design and computing.
The workshop participants will be assigned in small teams of designers and developers and create their own video games. Through these activities the students will reflect on specific issues and problems regarding the nature of its development, such as concept, aesthetics, structure and implementation. Computer video games will be made in the Unity game engine, while programmes such as Illustrator, GIMP and Blender will be used for animation and design (depending on the participants’ preferences).
In addition to familiarising with the current technology and guidelines in developing a computer game, the other, fundamental objective of the workshop is to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration between two creative branches – animation, i.e. creative visualisation and design (AFA) and computing (FEEC). In this workshop the students will explore the potentials of the transmedia connection between animation and computing, the basis of not only the growth of independently designed games in the last decade, but also of the most of digital entertainment’s rich history. Also, the aim of this workshop is to give the participants a chance to find colleagues with similar interest and connect with them professionally in the interest of the development of independent videogame industry in Croatia.
Workshop facilitators are research associate Aleksandra Čereković (FEEC) and art associate Darko Masnec (Academy of Fine Arts), in coordination with professor Igor Pandžić, PhD (FEEC).
The workshop takes place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, 5-8 June 2013 at lab A109. The planned workshop duration is 8 hours per day (9am - 5pm), but the students will have the lab at their disposal from 9am to 9pm. They can also use the computer equipment, but each student is also free to bring their won laptops. Participation is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 20.