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.
(From left to right: Relic Development Director, Otto Ottosson, VFS grad Isaac Calon, and Relic recruiter Kelly Gies)
Relic Entertainment announced the newest winner of the Brian Wood Memorial Internship, and it is Isaac Calon.
Relic, the Vancouver-based developers of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine among other popular games, offers the four-month internship to three graduating VFS Game Design students every year to honour and continue the legacy of Brian Wood, a Relic game designer who passed away in 2010.
Isaac graduated from the one-year program this past August. Prior to coming to VFS, he earned a Communications degree and worked as a writer and manager in corporate settings. At VFS, he was on the team behind R.O.Bitand helped create two other games during his year. His internship will place him as a production intern on an unannounced Relic title.