The Icebreaker - Retro/Next Gen Gaming & Social Evening

Date:
Friday 9 October 2015

Time:
6.30pm - 10.00pm

Venue:
Room CIB 108, Creative Industries Building, Glyndwr University, Plas Coch Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW.
For further details contact Rich Hebblewhite

Cost:
The event is free to attend.
Open to BCS and non-BCS members (no booking required).

University Site: Glyndwr.ac.uk

Organised by Glyndwr University in conjunction with Games Wales (North) and BCS Animation & Games Development SG.

Attendees Include:

  • Ralph Ferneyhough (Lego Construction Artist, Traveller’s Tales) - Director, Quantum Soup
  • Chris Payne - Lead Programmer at Travellers Tales

Event Overview:

This is one of several social evenings that take place across the academic year. The icebreaker is always the first event on the calendar and is designed to encourage networking, game development/technology related discussion with students, enthusiasts and industry professionals.

A selection of technologies will be available to try such as Oculus Rift, Leap Motion, the latest next-gen consoles along and some classic arcade game titles.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own hardware for demonstration.

To be held in the main foyer of the Creative Industries Building and room CIB 108.

A selection of pizzas and soft drinks will be provided.

Provisional Timetable:

  • 6.30pm - Meet & Greet - Main reception of CIB
  • 7.00pm - Gaming/Social Sessions Opens
  • 8.00pm - Refreshments (Pizza & Soft Drinks)
  • 10.00pm - Finish

About Games Wales:

Games Wales is a voluntary organisation made up of leading academics and people from within the games industry in Wales. Our mission is to champion and promote games-making in Wales, to improve links between academics and industry professionals and to provide support through networking, training and social events. There are two official groups; Games Wales (North) and Games Wales (South).

Official site

Games Wales (North)

Games Wales (South)