Microsoft X48 design event hits UK

Microsoft X48 design event hits UK

By Rob Crossley

January 12th 2010 at 5:21PM

Two-day game design competition in Birmingham to get Huddersfield repeat

Britain’s aspiring game developers are set to take part in a two-day intensive development workshop where their designs will be built under the watchful eye of Microsoft.

The X48 Game Studio GameCamp – supported by Microsoft, Channel 4 and devised by Pixel-Lab – is a two-day event that takes place in Birmingham during February, before moving to Huddersfield during march.

Each GamerCamp event will be attended by around 60 aspiring game designers. Contestants will split up into teams, together developing a game using Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio 3.1 in a professional environment.

Both events will provide mentorship from industry professionals, as well as networking opportunities and insight into the sector.

“There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at X48,” says Toby Barnes, managing director at Pixel-Lab.

“There is so much energy and excitement – a real testament to the upcoming games talent that will be the next generation of developers. So to run two events, and connecting the students with industry professionals, is a really great step for the event, the universities and, most of all, the students.”