Mush wins a BAFTA Cymru Award

We are very pleased to announce that some of our students Henry Hoffman, Kate KillickAhmed Zaman, Matt Dennis & Greg O’Brian have won the BAFTA Cymru Award for New Media for their game Mush.

Computer Games Design Graduate Show 2011

Computer Games Design Graduate Show 2011
We are very pleased to announce the Computer Games Design Graduate Show. Work from all of our graduating students will be on show and available to play. The opening night is Friday 17th June from 6 -9pm.

The Computer Games Design Graduate Show Website showcases all the work, so you can have a sneak peak! You can also check out the Newport Games Grad Twitter page for updates.

Newport students talk about games design on C4’s Crunchtime

Our students Kate Killick & Henry Hoffman  have been busy discussing their experience at Dare To Be Digital 2010, on Channel 4’s Crunchtime. Kate & Henry a part of Team Angry Mango, went on to win Dare to be Digital and were nominated for a Games BAFTA ‘One’s to Watch’ Award.

You can watch the 3 part series (for a limited time only) on 4oD… Crunchtime Series 1.

Guest Lecture: Kevin Moss

On the 20th May Kevin Moss Founder and Creative Director of PlayThisNext gave a lecturer for Computers Games Design students. The lecture was about Kevin’s current & past projects, talking in depth about how he got these ventures off the ground.

PlayThisNext, an award winning production company who is shaping a new future for digital entertainment ranging from mobile apps, location based games and big budget TV shows and story worlds. Their first major project has just been optioned by Pure Grass Films.

Before this he was Creative Director at Good Technology, one of London’s most critically acclaimed digital agencies where he directed projects for a range of clients including Playstation, and Audi. Prior to that, he founded Incline Media, an innovative and award winning online agency which he sold to WPP plc in 2005. There he headed teams working for PlayStation, Ladbrokes and Nationwide on their online digital strategy, advertising and site development.

Kevin was lead designer at both Syzygy, working with Pepsi and Cartoon Network and SMS with Capital Radio. He built his first website in 2004. He was also Creator, Producer and Writer of the satirical animation ‘Wembley Park’ commissioned by E4/C4 and has seen a recent animated short gain an amazing 20 million online views.

Dave Hall (from Q.U.B.E.) talks about designing puzzles

Dave Hall (from Q.U.B.E.) has been giving his thoughts of puzzle design for Dev.Mag a South African Games Development Community.



Dave’s interview How are puzzle games designed? is part of a series of interviews with other games designers.