The Summer Games Academy was held for the third time. It was five days of hard work for six teams of students creating prototypes of video games under the guidance of the academics and specialists from the video game industry. The main theme of the workshops was: “singularity”. The rest, that is choosing a technology and inventing a storyline, was up to the teams – consisting of University of Silesia students from such courses as: Video Games and Virtual Space Design, specialization: Video Game Graphics and Game Audio) (Faculty of Arts), Interactive Entertainment Design(Faculty of Philology, English Philology course) and Video Game and Software Localization (Faculty of Computer Science and Materials Science).
Program of LAG 2015:
From 21 June (4 PM) until 26 June (3 PM) teams of students worked on game concepts.
Location: Main building of the University of Silesia, conference room, ul. Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn
Lectures of invited specialists (Location: Main building of the
University of Silesia, conference room, ul. Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn).
26 June 2015. From 4 PM to 7 PM
1. “Level design: controlling the players; tricks, problems and dangers” – Piotr Mistygacz
2. “Character design – from initial ideas to a virtual character” – Magdalena Kojder
3. “A plumber of a thousand faces – the story of Nintendo and Super Mario Bros – the most popular video game ever.” – Jakub Duda
27 June 2015, from 10 AM to 2 PM
1. “The history of animation in Ostrava since its beginnings in the 1970s until today as an example of good practice in producing animations for video games” – Denisa Jánská
2. “Quasi-fictional structure of a video game” – Tomasz Konecki
3. “Narrative techniques of game design” – Dariusz Łęczycki
4. “Audio effects in video games” – Piotr Niedzielski
27 June 2015. From 4 PM to 7 PM (Location: Adam Mickiewicz Theatre, Plac Teatralny 1, Cieszyn)
Presentation of projects made by teams of students, evaluation of the projects by invited specialists from the video game industry.
The winners of LAG 2015 – Team Blue – Divine Cookie Romp