A Conversation with… Harry Scott

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Harry Scott  in Toronto, working at Ubisoft, Harry was from our 28th graduating class.

 

· Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry
At the time of writing this we’ve just finished up testing an E3 build for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, which is being worked on at Ubisoft Quebec. Ubisoft Toronto testers have been remote testing it to help out during the process. I’ve actually just been hired on as a Level Designer, so a couple more months of testing and I’ll be moving into an unannounced project, very excited.

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The 28th Graduation of Game Design

It’s June already, and once again the Game Design program has a reason to celebrate. Another group of amazing students has battled through the year, and has truly earned a reason to be proud. It wasn’t truly over when they finished their final projects, it’s tonight, the night they get their diplomas and learn who has won the end of year awards.

The Graduation and Awards show on June 20th has a mix of parts: one part formal, and one part fun. The formal part of the evening began with a speech from myself, then the student-elected class speaker Ornella Carolina Mastretta had a few words, and finally student selected Instructor speaker Chris Mitchell closed the speeches with some heart-warming words.

There was laughter, there were tears, but mostly there were great reflections on the friendships that have formed, the experiences that the class have all been through together, and some useful advice for being successful, as they move onto the next phase of their lives. The formalities were wrapped up with the handing out of diplomas and the embarrassingly long handshakes that make up that portion of the evening. Congratulations to Lorena, Jethro, Francisco and Harry who all graduated with honours.

Next, during a short break, parents, friends and family members were invited up to the 2nd floor production space, where they could see the area that the students’ final projects were created, play the games they made and have some snacks and refreshments.

After the break, the Awards show began… Read More