Reflections #GameStars workshops at City Library

Saturday 8 September
12noon – 5pm

Young gamers can join computer game developers from Ubisoft Reflections for a fun afternoon of workshops at Newcastle City Library. Plus, if you’re a teenager thinking about a career in computer games, hear about the different jobs in the games industry in a talk by Reflections staff.

All activities are free but some must be booked in advance. There are a range of activities, suitable for ages 8 – 18. 

Follow the hashtag #gamestars on Twitter to get live updates on the day. You can also follow @UbiReflections on Twitter or like the Ubisoft Reflections Facebook page. 

 

Talk: Careers in Computer Games
1pm (book in advance)
Thinking of making computer games for a living? Game developers from the Newcastle based Ubisoft Reflections studio will explain the different roles within the computer game industry. Find out how a team of developers works together to create a successful computer game. The talk lasts approximately 1 hour, suitable for all ages who may be considering a career in the game industry.

Limited places available. Book you free place in advance by phoning 0191 2774100 or emailing information@newcastle.gov.uk.

Workshop: Lego Level Design
Sessions starting at : 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (book in advance)
Use Lego building blocks to discover the theory behind creating a computer game level. Design and build the map then decide where to put the bad guys! Suitable for ages 8 – 16. Must be booked in advance as places are limited. Book by phoning 0191 2774100 or emailing information@newcastle.gov.uk.

Workshop: Games Programming Made Simple
12noon-5pm
Even complete beginners can have a go at making simple games using the Scratch and Blockly programming software. Suitable for all ages from 8 – 18. For teenagers with more advanced computer skills there is the opportunity to try out Unity 3D game engine software. Drop in any time, but spaces may be limited.

Workshop: Hands on Level Design
12noon – 5pm
Create, experiment and play your own exciting motocross levels in Trials Evolution with the support of a Reflections Level Designer. Suitable for ages 12 – 16. Drop in any time, but spaces may be limited.