Codemasters veteran to lead Midlands initiative's training

Gamer Camp welcomes budding iPhone developers

A number of Midlands region organisations have partnered for an initiative that invites budding game developers to create titles destined for Apple’s iPhone.

The Gamer Camp event’s training process will be lead by Codemasters and Sega Racing Studio veteran Guy Wilday, who was responsible for much of the Colin McRae Rally series.

The training event is organised by Birmingham City University’s Screen Media Lab in conjunction with Screen West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands.

“Successful applicants will be given one week of professional training in either game programming or interface designing, followed by three weeks of mentoring in which they’ll work with other participants to produce their very own game for the iPhone,” explained Rebecca Ashby, commercial Project manager at Birmingham City University’s Screen Media Lab.

Course attendees will reap a number of benefits, including game design principles for mobile devices, an introduction to and advanced tuition in the iPhone software development kit, and special skills such as optimisation techniques.

Those eligible for Gamer Camp must hail from the West Midlands area, and have reasonable skills in either programming or game art. Various evening-based elements that are part of the Gamer Camp will be open to those not attending the full programme. For more details click here.

The games developed as part of the course will, subject to Apple approval, see realese on the hugely popular iPhone platform.

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