Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Big expectations

Some days ago, I went to the offices of the Master in Video Game Development, to give my university title. The person on charge is a cool guy that showed me the temporary facilities. Temporary because the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is building new facilities, but not any facilities. UPF is building the communication campus in Barcelona innovation district, 22@. A place were we'll have all the tools to create anything from video games to animated films.

Returning to the guy, when he took me to the classroom, he explained things we would do. Apart of the Master agenda, the most outstanding things were:
  • Some Xbox 360 to play.
  • Edge magazine, Spanish edition -I would prefer the English edition because the Spanish one has a month of delay-.
  • Close contact with the people from Master in Animation. Because interactive movies are a new tendency in video games. See The Bourne Conspiracy, Heavy Rain, or Splinter Cell Conviction. -I will talk about this tendency in future posts-.
  • Video games conferences with people from video game industry. They're trying to bring the creators of Gears of War to the UPF, for example.
But the thing most awesome was the idea to choose the two best video games projects, and join all teams to improve these two video games and participate in contest around the world. See the game Galaxy Scraper, finalist in the Independent Games Festival '08. The new in Spanish here. This game was create with only 5 people. Think what could happen with a team of 15 people.

Another good news. The guy said companies as Konami and Codemaster were coming to Barcelona to open offices. That means a close contact with the Master. But I haven't been able to find anything on this for the moment.

Anyway, big expectations. We will see what happens.

2 comments:

Cabron Tormenta said...

Ay el master....
Ogre vs XNA
Commodity vs Awesomeness
Que dilema!! :S

Gore vs Casuality
Esto ya no es un dilema. :p

Jake said...

Tengo un tema de post reservado para el día que quedamos donde pensaba comentar justamente lo del Ogre vs. XNA. Aún tengo que hacerlo.

Gore gore gore xD