Ruffian Games from UK Teach TAMK Students

Yesterday one of the top game events of the whole academic year started, an international game design workshop for the media and IT students of TAMK. As the visiting lecturer in the workshop is development director Gareth Noyce from Ruffian Games UK. This is the third year he is attending the game design course of TAMK and that is because "it is just fun". Also the longest partner of the game course, business development manager Lassi Kurkijärvi from Helsingin Sanomat is taking part to the workshop.

During the two days workshop the students are presenting their game concepts which they have developed on the online course that started in January. The most important goal of the workshop is to get feedback from professionals and to create new ideas for the further development - and for the realization of the games. This year also Kajak University of Applied Sciences co-operates with the TAMK´s game design course: on Thursday five Kajak´s game programming students presented their ideas and got feedback trough Skype.

The workshop continues until Friday evening in Demola. At 6 pm there will be a mini workshop about game writing organized by Score Game Club in which visiting guest is senior designer Ville Vuorela from Casual Continent. And after that just free style playing until (and perhaps also after) the midnight.

Story: Leena Mäkelä

Photo: The Workshop was arranged in