CanDo interactive are running a training course on game design this coming summer. It is part of a range of short courses in different digital media and other activities.

Students will learn the Blender package ( which will be used to create a complex 3D environment, and an interactive game within that environment.

– Basic level design skills
– Level design and factors affecting it (time limits, pickups, obstacles)
– Higher level concepts such as theming and storylines
– How to get into the industry

Students will team up and create a fully working game prototype by the end of the week.

Tickets for the 2008 Urban Arts Academy go on sale at 9am on Mon 18th February.

All courses will take place at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast between the 14th July and 8th August.

The cost of courses will be £50. However there will be a price freeze for early birds. From now until 31st March the cost of all 2008 courses have been held at £40.

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