Brian Wood Memorial Internship with Relic Games Goes To Alex Mueller

Greg Wilson Alex Mueller and Kelly Gies

Congratulations to recent VFS Game Design grad Alex Mueller (pictured here between, on the left, Greg Wilson, Development Director of Company of Heroes 2 and, on the right, Kelly Gies, Senior Recruiter at Relic Entertainment)! Alex was selected for the Brian Wood Memorial Internship with Relic Games!

The Brian Wood Memorial Internship was founded by VFS Game Design and Relic Games in memory of the late Brian Wood, who was Relic’s Company of Heroes Online lead designer. Three Game Design students a year are offered the scholarship for a period of four months. The inaugural internship was awarded in February 2011, to Zach Williams. Other recent winners have included: Maxwell Hannaman and Isaac Calon.

Alex Mueller, the first winner for 2013, was also a recipient of a 2012 Game Design Expo Scholarship and graduated with honours from the Game Design program in January 2013. His graduating game project, Chefasaurus, which he developed in collaboration with fellow students Shane O’Connor, Andre Gross, Loi Vu and Mario Gonzalez Ordiano, can be found here on the Arcade Desktop Games page.

January 2013 Pitch And Play Review

Sean Smillie introduces the evening

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, VFS Game Design hosted it’s industry night event Pitch and Play, giving their 26th graduating class the chance to show off months of hard work, and industry professionals the opportunity to check out some great talent. The event saw another terrific turnout, with representatives from studios such as Next Level Games, United Front Games, and Jet Pack Interactive making an appearance.

The presentation also provided the backdrop for the official announcement of Game Design’s community blog and games site Arcade, with Dave Warfield calling for contributors to help make the site a showcase hub for student achievements.

Dave Warfield introduces Arcade to the Pitch and Play crowd

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