This weekend the University of Suffolk will host the popular Game Anglia conference and gaming event.
Expanding on the last event, Game Anglia 2018 will broaden from one to two simultaneous tracks of talks as well as an indie showcase.
Developers, directors, artists, influencers, testers and community managers will give visitors a 360 degree view of the video game industry whether you are just starting out or an industry veteran.
Industry legend Bill Roper will head up the list of speakers. Bill Roper is known for his work on World of Warcraft and the Diablo series as well as being Vice President of Walt Disney Games working on Disney Infinity amongst others.
Game Anglia was co-founded by University of Suffolk graduate Chris Fillip who said, "Having a game legend like Bill Roper come to Ipswich is something we are proud of achieving. We are sure he will be able to inspire the hundreds of visitors we are expecting at the conference."
For ten years, the University of Suffolk has been nurturing local talent into some of the world's best game developers. Students from the Computer Games Design and Computer Games Programming degrees have gone on to work for companies such as Ubisoft, EA, Sony, Sumo Digital and Playground Games, Rockstar North and CIG.
Associate Professor Rob Kurta said, “University of Suffolk are delighted to be hosting the largest gathering of game developers in the East of England. The line-up brings together both Industry veterans and social media celebrities in a fascinating day of talks. Together with an open indie showcase this is a day that all gamers can look forward too with something for everyone. Game Anglia is run by Alumni and students on our Games Degrees and this event is a clear demonstration of their entrepreneurial flair.”
One such graduate is Joseph Barber from Lowestoft who studied Computer Games, graduating this year. Joseph now works at Just Add Water (Development) Ltd as a Programmer. He said, “During my time at the University of Suffolk I am most proud of winning Student of the Year and what I managed to achieve during my dissertation. I had an interest in programming as I had done a basic programming module during my BTEC at Sixth form so I became very interested with games and my degree combined those interests.”
Game Anglia takes place on Saturday 10 November from 10am at the University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building. Tickets are available from http://www.gameanglia.co.uk/ and will be available on the door, cash only. The Indie Showcase is free to attend.
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