How to start making games - An introduction to being totally awesome

Date:
Monday 25 October 2010

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm

Venue:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Hamish Wood Building, Room W110, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BE | Map and directions

Speaker:
Sophie Houlden

Joint with the BCS Glasgow Branch, BCS Animation and Games Development SG

This event is free, open to all, but please book through the BCS website, both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments. Students particularly welcome.

You want to make games right? they are your passion and all. But how to get started? Should you just work on your portfolio and hope some big studio doesn't mind giving you a job? Naw, surely you care about games too much to wait for permission to make them, I bet. This talk tells you how to get started on your own with next to no money, and how to be the kind of person who can be a jack of all trades, mastering them all.

Sophie Houlden describes herself as 'a 23 year old, I am pretty much a shut-in, my favourite food is pizza and sometimes, I make games. I've been making games for a few years. I am a programmer, artist, designer, and (as yet horrible, but some day awesome) composer. I don't need anyone to tell me what to do to work on a game, I think up an idea and go. I'm Independent y'see. Sometimes, I make games...and I am awesome at it. Check my site to know more: SophieHoulden.com'.

Presentation - Sophie Houlden (PPT)