Life Of Play, Life Of The Mind Richard Lemarchand Speaks At GCU

gcu-logoGlasgow Caledonian University, in association with IGDA Scotland, is hosting a master class on Tuesday 2nd July, with Professor Richard Lemarchand, former game designer with Naughty Dog (Uncharted series) and now professor of game design at the University of Southern California.

The masterclass, entitled Life of Play, Life of the Mind: What Game Design Can Teach Us, 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.

RICHARDLEMARCHANDA 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 master class with professor Lemarchand is FREE and takes place from 17:30-20:30.  It will be followed by light refreshments in the Garden Cafe.

Register to secure your place on July 2nd here.

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