New generation of computer game creators meets in Tartu

On 26–29 August, the international game developing event Ludum Dare 36 brings to Tartu people with a desire to learn about game development and find a long-term development team with whom to continue working. The event takes place at the same time also in France, Spain, Malaysia, Brazil and the USA.

In Estonia the meeting is organised by UT Institute of Computer Science together with Tartu Art School’s 3D specialisation which are united by the organisation for computer game development enthusiasts APT Game Generator.

“Creating computer games is a cross-specialisation activity which requires computer scientists as well as artists and designers. In computer science we work with 3D computer graphics from the computer scientist’s viewpoint but computer games also require an artistic side—if there is a bow in the game, it needs to shoot an arrow but it also has to resemble a bow,” said one of the instructors of the course, UT Specialist in Computer Graphics Raimond-Hendrik Tunnel.

As no prior skills are required, the event welcomes everyone who is interested, from high school and university students to adults from other professions.

Tunnel said that participants can acquire completely new skills or practice old skills: “First and foremost, we hope that people get a positive and memorable experience from making something unique and awesome in a few days.”

The four-day crash course for creating games also has a competitive side. A committee selects the best completed works which will receive prizes.

Registration for the event is open until 25 August. Additional information on Facebook.

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