04 May 2017

Final line-up confirmed for Games PechaKucha

Final line-up confirmed for Games PechaKucha

The stellar final line-up for Abertay University’s 20 Years of Games PechaKucha has now been confirmed.

Ubisoft art director Liam Wong will travel from Montreal for the free event on Saturday evening, which will be attended by more than 300 fans of games, computer arts and culture.

The award-winning designer, who was recently included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, completes a group of a dozen speakers.

Organised to celebrate 20 years since Abertay became first in the world to offer degrees in computer games, the series of quick-fire talks will chart the history of the gaming industry and the impact that Dundee graduates have had.

Other confirmed speakers for the event in Abertay’s main lecture theatre include:

Danny Parker, Head of Mobile Technology, Ninja Kiwi, graduated in 2004 - BSc Computer Games Technology.

Amrita Bharij, UI/UX Designer, Rockstar Games, graduated in 2006 - BA Computer Arts.

Timea Tabori, Engine Programmer, Rockstar North, graduated in 2013 - BSc Computer Games Technology.

Zoe Sams, Tools Programmer, graduated in 2014 - BSc Computer Games Technology.

Jess Hider, European Community Manager, Unreal Engine - Epic Games, graduated in 2015 - BA Computer Arts.

Caitlin Goodale, User Experience Designer, King, graduated in 2016 - BA Computer Arts.

Brian Lawson, Senior Games Designer, Reagent Games, graduated in 1989 - BSc Applicable mathematics, mathematics and computer science.

Mona Bozdog, PHD Student, Abertay University PHD Student.

Joseph De Lappe, Professor in Games Research, Abertay University.

Ken Fee, Games Lecturer, Abertay University.

Gareth Robinson, Director, Biome Collective, graduated in 2012 - BSc Computer Games Technology.

Presenters will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds and will talk about their experiences since graduating or collaborating with Abertay University.

The event, from 5-8.30pm, will look at the games scene in a fun and informal way and will be followed by an After Party in the Student Centre.

A small number of places are still available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/20-years-of-games-powered-by-pecha-kucha-tickets-32986202620  

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