Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Writing For Games - Leeds

Game Republic in association with BAFTA present:

Writing For Games

Tuesday 8th September, 6pm
3 Albion Place, Leeds LS1 6JL

The games industry was worth £4bn in the UK alone last year, and Yorkshire and Humber boasts some of the world's most successful studios including Team 17 (with Worms and Alien Breed Evolution), Rockstar Leeds (makers of Grand Theft Auto games for Nintendo DS and Sony PSP) and Sumo Digital (creators of Virtua Tennis 2009 and OutRun Online Arcade for SEGA.)

Writing For Games is a free networking event and panel discussion about writing narrative for games, featuring some of the industry's top developers, producers and writers including Charles Cecil, founder of Revolution (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky), John Dennis, Design Manager at Team 17 (Worms, Alien Breed Evolution), Andy Walsh, Writer (Prince of Persia, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and Marek Walton from The Mustard Corporation (Driver, Virtua Tennis 3).

Writing For Games will also introduce the first details of the games strand of Screen Yorkshire's PAGE ONE scheme, that aims to get new writers or writers from different media from the Yorkshire and Humber region into games scripting, complete with mentoring from world-renowned local games company Team 17.

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