Freedom out of Restriction: Bogdan Vera

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It’s time to round off our collection of wonderful speakers for our second event! Introducing Bogdan Vera, who’s talk ‘Freedom out of Restriction’ will ask the question: what makes a game moddable? Bogdan is a programmer at Media Molecule and creative coder with a background in music tech and interaction design. He spent his teenage years making maps for Doom, Quake and …

Powered by the Apocalypse: Penda Tomlinson

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We’re pleased to announce the second speaker for our second event, on the theme of Modding, is one of the Game Rats’ own: Penda Tomlinson! Pen and paper roleplaying games started out as mods of wargames (D&D) and modding runs throughout its history. More recently the indie RPG Apocalypse World has become the basis of a huge number of mods …

Making, Playing, Coding: Becky Leigh

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After the runaway success of our first event (even if we do say so ourselves), with 3 great speakers and a full house of 50 guests, it’s time for Round 2! This time our theme is Modding and we’re delighted to introduce our first speaker today. Becky Leigh is a hobbyist developer who started out modding games in 2006. In …

The first third: Robin Baumgarten

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To round off our first roster for March 3rd, the Game Rats are pleased to announce our third speaker: Robin Baumgarten. Robin is an Independent Game Designer based in London. Coming from an Artificial Intelligence and commercial game development background, he is now building award-winning interactive installation art and experimental custom controller games. He’s also a keen game jammer, wannabe …

Firsts, the second: Richard Hamer

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Our first event is this week so it’s time to announce our second speaker: Richard Hamer. Richard is a game designer and lecturer, currently teaching at the University of the Arts London. He used to work for Sony PlayStation, where he spent close to a decade filling the world with karaoke games, and dancing in booths for European journalists. He …

Our first speaker: Sophie Sampson

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We’ll soon be hosting our first event in London on March 3rd! So, the Game Rats are proud to announce our first (ever! *gasp*) speaker: Sophie Sampson. Sophie makes games as one half of Matheson Marcault. She writes about history from a game design perspective and designs games using culture, history and play in physical spaces. She’ll be posing the …