Hard to believe but the LUDO course in Ballyfermot College of Further Education is ten years old and this year students on the course will showcase their final work experience project as part of the wider Ballyfermot College of Further Education open day which will take place on the 1st of June between 2 and 8 pm in the Irish Film Institute (IFI).

This year there were 31 LUDO students who have just been through a ten day intensive work experience programme which saw them assigned team roles and set to work on developing assets, scripting and modelling a third person shooter demo using FPS Creator, by the Games Creators, the team responsible for Dark Basic, and 3D Studio Max.

The game itself is set in the Ballyfermot campus so X-students should get a laugh running around the realistically modelled corridors and the canteen chasing flying robots! It is all pretty good considering the course is only one year and students with good enough grades can go on to do another two years to get a Higher National Diploma in Computer Game Design – the course some of the team members on this year’s Irish Dare team have followed.

On the open day itself a short animated introduction to the game will be projected alongside the other Ballyfermot work on the main screen in the IFI at 2, 4 and 6.30 pm and then people will be invited to go upstairs and try out the game for themselves. Students and staff will be on hand to discuss their work.

Find the IFI – http://www.irishfilm.ie/location.asp

Ballyfermot College of Further Education – http://www.scb.ie/