On Tuesday the 2nd of July, Professor Richard Lemarchand will deliver a Masterclass entitled “Life of Play, Life of the Mind: What Game Design Can Teach Us” at Glasgow Caledonian University.
The masterclass will tell the story of Richard’s transition from AAA console game designer to game design Professor, and the challenges he faced in learning how to teach the “dark art” of game design. Richard will talk about the positive impact that indie games, art games and experimental games can have on the design of blockbuster games like Uncharted, and will describe the incredible opportunities for success he sees for all teachers and researchers who adopt a playful, game designerly attitude in their practice.
A passionate advocate of indie and experimental games, Richard has been involved with the IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games for several years. He organizes the annual GDC Microtalks, a session that celebrates games and play with short talks by diverse speakers, and he is a faculty member of the GDC Experimental Gameplay Sessions.
The masterclass is FREE and takes place from 17:30-20:30. Please note that places are strictly limited! To register please go here.
This means that our original plan for a meetup in Edinburgh will be postponed until later in the month. More details to follow soon!