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Autodesk hosts An Afternoon With Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Cambridge Studio

30 June 2008– Autodesk will be hosting a series of afternoons with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) Cambridge Studio in association with Wacom. Environment team lead Tom Jones will give an exclusive insight into the making of Heavenly Sword at events taking place during 7-18 July in Moscow, London, Stockholm, Frankfurt and Warsaw.

Tom has worked at SCEE's Cambridge Studio for the past six years with recent credits including 24: The Game (PS2), MediEvil (PSP), Formula One: Championship Edition (PS3) and Wipeout Pulse (PSP). He’s currently working on Killzone 2 (PS3) as Cambridge environment team lead. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Computer Animation and Visualisation, although he has a background in traditional art forms, particularly drawing and oil painting.

Autodesk will be hosting VIP master classes in Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya 3D modelling and animation software exclusively for Autodesk Subscription customers on the morning of each event featuring experts such as 3ds Max Master Grayson Chalmers from Sony On-Line Entertainment.

An Afternoon With SCEE is open to all and as well as featuring Tom Jones’ Heavenly Sword presentation, there will be demos of Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software, Autodesk Mudbox 3D sculpting software, Autodesk MotionBuilder character animation software, and Autodesk HumanIK and Autodesk Kynapse middleware.

Admission is free. To register, please visit: http://www.autodesknews.com/2008_metour

Paris

Date: Monday 7 July

Master class: 10am-12pm

Main event: 2.00-6.30pm

Venue: Palais M, Palais des Congr?s, 2 place de la porte Maillot, 75017 Paris

Moscow

Date: Wednesday 9 July

Master class: 9.30am-12pm

Main event: 1-7pm

Venue: Samolet Entertainment Club, Moscow, Presnenskiy Val. 14/1

London

Date: Friday 11 July

Master class: 10am-12pm

Main event: 1.30-6.00pm

Venue: Le M?ridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH

Stockholm

Date: Monday 14 July

Master class: 9am-1pm

Main event: 2-6pm

Venue: Clarion Hotel Sign, Norra Bantorget, Box 310, 101 26 Stockholm

Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday 16 July

Master class: 9am-1pm

Main event: 2-6pm

Venue: cocoonclub, Carl-Benz-Str. 21, 60386 Frankfurt

Warsaw

Date: Friday 18 July

Master class: 9.30am-12.00pm

Main event: 1.30-7.00pm

Venue: Fabryka Trzciny Artistic Centre, 03-759 Warsaw, Otwocka Street 14

Notes to editors

Tom Jones will be available for interviews before the main events. To arrange an interview or register your attendance at an event, please contact:

Kim Willsher or Louise Wells, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, +44 (0)20 7403 8878

kimw@rlyl.co.uk or louisew@rlyl.co.uk

About SCEE’s Cambridge Studio

The Cambridge Studio, award-winning creators of 24: The Game, Primal, GhostHunter and the MediEvil series was formed in July 1997 and has been at the forefront of games development on the PlayStation family of consoles ever since.

The Studio’s latest success came from working on the double BAFTA-nominated Heavenly Sword for the PLAYSTATION?3. Heavenly Sword set new standards for story-telling within games and continued Cambridge’s association with AAA-quality, technically and artistically cutting edge games.

The team in Cambridge is now working on new projects, not least of which is the hugely anticipated Killzone 2, where the studio’s talent has been leant to their sister studio, Guerrilla, in Amsterdam.

Heavenly Sword™? 2007 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd. Heavenly Sword is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. All rights reserved

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