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Feral Vector 2016 Schedule - Feral Vector
Great lineup for Feral Vector next weekend; shame I'm not around for it, but so glad to see it continuing so well. (And it's in a lovely part of the world).
feralvector  games  uk  conference  event  hebdenbridge 
may 2016 by infovore
Learning Vehicle | Edge Online
"Today, the UK government's Department For Transport unveils a new browser-based MMOG, created by New York-based developer Area/Code. Designed for early teenagers to learn principles of traffic safety, it's probably the largest 'serious games' project ever to be created for the UK. Code Of Everand is the result of over two years of work with the Department For Transport by Area/Code principals and designers Frank Lantz and Kevin Slavin, not only because of its size and ambition, but also because of the complexities of developing it for a government body... We spoke to Lantz, Slavin and Simon Williams, who led the project at Carat, the Department For Transport's media agency, about what Code Of Everand is, how they pulled it off, and why they think it could prove that games can be a powerful platform for learning." Edge interview.
edge  games  areacode  franklantz  kevinslavin  online  mmo  transport  uk 
november 2009 by infovore
Feature: The Net Yaroze Class of 2000 | Edge Online
Now that Net Yaroze has closed its doors, Edge catch up with some former Yaroze developers; they have some interesting things to say on the state of games education in particular.
netyaroze  programming  development  games  education  uk 
june 2009 by infovore
Skills Shortage Article // None /// Eurogamer
"It's time for direct action against bad game-related degrees." Yes, yes, yes. A thoughtful, sensible article... and one that applies to many other fields, too. Such a waste.
education  uk  games  degree  university  polytechnic  skills  gamesindustry 
june 2008 by infovore
Infinite Continues - Swap your games for free!
UK-based games swapping site. Looks really rather good - might well be worth investigating.
games  web  app  swaps  trade  secondhand  uk 
november 2007 by infovore

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