One of the many great traditions of the Game Design program is the Welcome Party. Every time a new class starts at VFS, the senior class is responsible for hosting a party to welcome them to Game Design, and give them an opportunity to have some fun while getting to know all the students that are currently in the program. On July 5th, the 33rd Game Design class welcomed the 34th class with a little bit of presentation work followed by a lot of game playing… I mean what better way is there to get to know fellow Game Designers than to play games and compete with them.
VFS Game Design Teaching Assistant Isaac Calon came up with this great idea for the Students Only segment called “A Conversation With…” It kicks off with Brock Robin (veteran Relic Entertainment game designer and Game Design alumnus), who will be in the TV Studio to answer students’ questions. Students should come prepared! He’ll stick around until 7:00PM or until the questions stop.
Afterwards, the studio will be kept open to play board games, Magic, and Super Street Fighter 4 AE. We plan to start kicking people out at 9:00PM.
The plan is to bring in a new industry veteran once a month for another Double-Feature Friday. Andrés Molina, Programmer and Designer on the Company of Heroes 2 team at Relic is on deck for June.