Scotland’s Robot Overlord Games is one of only nine teams worldwide to be accepted into the Chartboost University programme, being held in San Francisco in March 2014.
The programme is an intensive one week training regime created specifically for companies working in the video games industry. It includes lectures, mentoring and visits to local companies. At the same time, Robot Overlord continue work on their current project Easy Money.
Over 150 companies applied to the programme, which hopes to educate and inspire indie developers worldwide to create great games. While only nine companies were chosen to attend the boot camp, all of the materials and lectures are posted online and are available to the global development community.
Robot Overlord’s Robot Overlords are Luke Dicken, based here in Scotland and Verena Riedl, based in Austria. Many of you will be familiar with Luke from his work with the IGDA, both here in Scotland and globally.
Luke told us:
This is a huge honour for us and a fantastic opportunity. Not only does this mean that our team will be able to learn from some of the best minds in the field directly, but as our team is split over 2 countries, having the chance to get together for this experience will be really useful too.
Since it was founded in 2011, Robot Overlord has contributed to a number of games, most notably 2013’s Redshirt. The company’s first project based on their own original intellectual property is Easy Money, a casual title in development for mobile devices set in the Wild West.
You can follow Robot Overlord Games on the company’s website, or via Twitter.