Meet the Experts Web Chat Schedule Announced

Following the success of its recent Meet the Programmers event, Blitz Games Studios is pleased to announce the schedule for the next six months of Meet the Experts web chats.

The discipline-specific web chats will be held on the last Monday of each month, starting at 6:30pm and lasting for approximately one hour. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 25 th June –  Meet the Artists
  • Monday 30 th July –  Meet the Designers
  • Tuesday 28 th August (due to Bank Holiday Monday) –  Meet the Audio Team
  • Monday 24th September –  Meet the Animators
  • Monday 29 th October –  Battle of the Programmers: Tech vs. Game
  • Monday 26 th November  - TBA

Participants can visit  http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/meet-the-experts  to watch the web chats unfold live or to access the archived chats in their entirety after each event.

Throughout the hour-long session participants will be able put their own questions to the Blitz team using the web chat session, by emailing  webchats@blitzgamesstudios.com  or via the Blitz Games Studios Twitter feed ( http:///www.twitter.com/_BGS_) and Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/blitzgamesstudios).

The next web chat in the series, on Monday 25 th June, will see experienced artists from the company’s R&D and game development teams sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics aimed at aspiring newcomers to the industry.

“The title of artist is now considered to be a very broad description of a complex creative job role,” says Art Manager Scott Davidson. “As the industry has matured, artists have become more specialised in niche areas of game art, leading to a huge variety of roles that they can fulfil, from the Technical Artist who bridges the gap between art and programming, to the more traditionally skilled Concept Artist. In the Meet the Artists web chat we’ll be looking at a broad range of roles, although regardless of the specialism, the core skills required remain the same; a general grounding in traditional art is absolutely paramount.”

For more information regarding the web chats, or to submit a question please e-mail webchats@blitzgamesstudios.com or visit  http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/meet-the-experts.

Blitz Games Studios is actively recruiting across all disciplines and for projects targeting a variety of new and upcoming platforms. Full details of all current vacancies are available on the Studio’s careers website:  http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/careers/

For all careers enquires, including applications, e-mail  careers@blitzgamesstudios.com

FOR PRESS ONLY:

For all press enquiries, contact Natalie Griffith, Head of PR & Marketing at ngriffith@blitzgamesstudios.com

About Blitz Games Studios:

Blitz Games Studios ( www.BlitzGamesStudios.com) is a highly respected, award-winning independent games developer founded in 1990 by industry veterans Philip & Andrew Oliver. Based in the UK (in Leamington Spa), it now employs over 220 dedicated and talented staff, and maintains a diverse portfolio that showcases its industry-leading, licensable development technology BlitzTech. It is currently developing Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two with Disney Interactive Entertainment and Junction Point Studios, while 2011 releases include Puss In Boots: The Video Game (for THQ/DreamWorks), SpongeBob Squarepants: Surf & Skate Roadtrip (THQ/Nickelodeon), Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (505 Games) and Yoostar on MTV (Yoostar/MTV).

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