So Tranzfuser 2017 is well underway and the three teams based at the South Wales Hub here at the University of South Wales in Cardiff have bee making great progress so we thought we should share it with you!
Team Filthy Fresh with Jeff’s Tower a VR tower defense game, where the player is in the tower, unleashing magical spells to shoot down incoming hordes of enemies of the evil king’s army. Protect the runestone, protect the world.
Team Dark Planet Studio with Stellarmania a space strategy game where the player will take on the role of the director of a company looking to expand its exploits into deep space – be it through piracy, escort duty, financial marketing or technological prowess.
Tomos Hywel graduated with a first class honors degree from BA (Hons) Game Art with a dream to become a character artist.
We recently spoke with Tomos about his time on the BA (Hons) Game Art course here at the University of South Wales, here is what he had to say…
“I knew for a long time that I wanted to be a games artist but it wasn’t until my 2nd year that I discovered I had a great interest in anatomy and creature designs and developed a keen interest in sculpting through Zbrush. I therefore decided to focus on making character and creature artwork for games.
“The Game Art course not only helped me to discover the artistic field I wanted to pursue but gave me the tools I needed to develop my skills that would one day lead me to a job in the industry.
“I now work for Airship Images, a game art outsourcing studio as a junior character artist.
“I’ve had the pleasure of creating character artwork for AAA titles and short films. With the help of my lecturers, Simon Reed and Pierre Laffoux, I was able to graduate from the course with a first class honours degree and won the award for Best Game/ Game artist at the end of the year student showcase. I later won the award at the ‘Ffresh student festival’ for the same category. I started the course without any knowledge of 3d modelling and later graduated with the skills I needed to get noticed by the game industry.”
For more information on how to apply or to book a place at one of our open days please visit http://www.southwales.ac.uk/games
We’ve had great fun at the grad show this year, for the first time our showcase was held outside of the campus in the centre of Cardiff.
There was great work on show from the BA (Hons) Computer Games Design, BA (Hons) Computer Games Enterprise and BA (Hons) Game Art courses over a whole week.
The excellent work can be seen here…
A few weeks ago the Games Gradshow was in full swing, showing off final year undergraduate work from students on the BA (Hons) Computer Games Design and BA (Hons) Game Art courses.
It was pretty busy from the get go, with lots of people coming to visit from local games, animation and media companies. If you missed the show, you will be able to see a selection of the work at the Wales Games Development Show on the 19th June… http://walesgamesdevshow.org/ or you can take a look at this year’s showreel.