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RTS Futures NI Careers Event- Get into Gaming: Advice from the experts

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Whitla Hall, Q.U.B

University Road

Belfast

BT7 1NN

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Are you interested in working in the games industry? Got a project, idea or piece of work you’d love to have professional feedback on? This workshop will give you access to professionals in Northern Ireland who will be able to look at your work, give you critical feedback and share their techniques. Specialists will include Programmers, Artists, Animators and Producers. The workshop will also give an overview of the industry here in Northern Ireland and the wider UK. The session will begin with a group overview of the games industry and will then split into three separate workshops focused specifically on animation, 3D modelling and programming.

Games NI is the association of Games Developers and Producers in Northern Ireland. We welcome members across all areas of game development, from artists and programmers to writers, designers and audio engineers. Our mission is to create a collaborative network connecting NI companies and freelancers with other developers and publishers internationally. We also assist with training and education for the next generation of developers, working closely with university and educational bodies, creating opportunities to become part of the growing games industry in Northern Ireland.

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Industry exeperts taking part:

Benjamin Donoghue- CEO of Blackstaff Games with a background in 2D Art and animation. Benjamin has been running Blackstaff Games for nearly 4 years, with the companies first release Dogbiscuit being a great mobile success in the children's game market. 

Ciaran Daly- Ciaran is a Northern Irish, London based game developer working with Sony as a 3D artist. His current focus is on VR titles to Sony Interactive Entertainments PlayStation VR platform, where he has been working through 'Project Morpheus' technical demos, launch PSVR exclusive 'PlayStation VR Worlds' and the upcoming 'Blood & Truth’.

Vicky Potts- Is a two time co-founder and current co-founder of game studio Whitepot Studios, having already released their first mobile title, Tubocity. She is also a programmer, working with languages C#, Java, as well as web scripts JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3.

Michael O’Kane- Michael is a programmer with over 4 years experience working in game dev in Northern Ireland, having worked with companies such as BatCat Games and Boom Clap Games. Now CEO of Northern Softwork, Michael is currently working on his own project Inertial Drift.

Alan Martin- Alan is a freelance 3D Animator based in Belfast and has worked on feature films, animated shorts, mobile apps and games since 2011. He has a thorough knowledge of Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop and After Effects and possess strong traditional drawing skills with an in-depth understanding of storytelling and narrative structure. He has worked with local companies such as Inlifesize, Humain, Boom Dash Digital, and also teaches animation with the MET. 

Dee Harvey- TV turned games producer, Dee is a producer and script writer in Belfast. After working in TV for nearly 10 years, Dee started her own games company in 2015, and later became a co-founder of VR venture Cloud Rupture. 

Kitty Crawford- Kitty is a freelance games producer working within several companies within Northern Ireland such as Blackstaff Games, Boom Clap Games and inlifesize. She specialises in team organisation, business management and game design. She also Chair of local games organisation Games NI, a group focused on bringing more opportunity an stability to the local games industry. 


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Whitla Hall, Q.U.B

University Road

Belfast

BT7 1NN

United Kingdom

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