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Takeout Arcade’s Dragon Siege

May 8, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

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We were recently graced with a visit from Alex Hew and Goh I-Ming, local game developers from Takeout Arcade. They recently completed and launched Dragon Siege which is a Defense game that sets you defending your treasure horde from a horde of heroes out to steal it. Alex Hew is the programmer in charge of the project and Goh I-Ming was the artist behind the beautiful art and animations in the game.

They were kind enough to share some pointers with the students about the many things that could go wrong in the process of developing an iOS game. They also spoke about some techniques that were used in the making of Dragon Siege and answered a whole bunch of questions from students and lecturers.

Before working on Dragon Siege, the dynamic duo were previously working on Medieval Carnival which was also released on the Apple Store.

Support local developers by downloading Dragon Siege here…

or visit Takeout Arcade’s Dragon Siege development website here

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SriKDU Creataquest

Apr 22, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

The Creataquest is over and the results are in. It was a close fight in the form of a presentation to three of our panel judges Mr. Michael Ooi, My. Hilmy Abdul Rahim and Mr. Adam Majid. The students were judged based on their presentations and how viable are their ideas if it were to be made into an actual game. The contest began with a workshop conducted by Mr. Adam and the teams had 10 days to develop their ideas.

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Creataquest is underway!

Apr 4, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

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The Creataquest Challenge is underway with 7 teams of students from Sri KDU going up against each other in hopes to develop the best game story. So far, they’ve been assigned to design an protagonist, an antagonist, a background for their story to take place in and possibly a scene where a confrontation takes place. Once they’re done, their work will be judged by veteran Game Designer Mr. Michael Ooi and Mr. Hilmy Abdul Rahim and Writer-extraordinaire, Mr. Adam Majid.

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Senior Lecturer from Teeside UK visits KDU

Mar 29, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

Mr. Dave Cockburn, a senior lecturer in Games Art and Design currently attached to the Teeside University, UK recently came down to share his experience with our students. In his talk entitled ‘Great Games require Great Art’, Dave shares with us his work experience as well as the courses that Teeside University is offering.

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Dave Cockburn has produced, and continues to produce, work ranging from hand drawn sprites for early point and click adventures to photorealistic character creation for the critically acclaimed “Driver” series. Dave originally trained as a fine artist, which has been an important influence on how he works. His current research is based on the creation of photo realistic characters using Mudbox and the implementation of these assets into current game engines.

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MOU Signing Ceremony at UPSI

Mar 27, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

KDU Game Development were present at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) and Codemasters Studios Sdn. Bhd. for academic training and digital game-related activities. The MoU covers joint training provisions in the field of Game Art, Design and Development for lecturers at the public university. UPSI and Codemasters are both panel members of the MyGameDev2020, which is the Entry Point Project Initiative under the Performance Management and Delivery Unit’s (PEMANDU) Education National Key Results Area (NKRA) which is spearheaded by KDU University College.

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INFO DAY is here again!

Mar 26, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

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Great Games Need Great Art!

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

And we couldn’t agree more!

Tintoy! Showing Us The Way It’s Done!

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  1 Comment

Veteran character designer ‘Tintoy’ Chuo recently graced us with a talk on how to create unique characters based on a few tried and tested techniques. We won’t reveal them to you here but you’ll have to find the man himself. His production studio Action Tin Toy Design Laboratory has been involved in creating characters for animation, commercials and games for quite some time so his insights were invaluable to our students especially those that will be designing their own characters for their games very soon.

Once again, KDU would like to thank Mr. Tintoy for spending the afternoon with us!

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The Global Game Jam 2013

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

Annually, the Global Game Jam is held internationally on the last week of January and is organized by the IGDA Malaysian Chapter. This year KDU University College hosted the GGJ2013 on our campus thanks to the KDU Library. We also ran a workshop for students on the basics of developing games called the Global Game Jam Bootcamp where secondary school students were thought to create a simple space-shooting game by our principle tech lecturer Mr. Bazil Akmal.

Here is the list of games that were produced this year at the Global Game Jam 2013 so do try them all out and if you weren’t here this year, make sure you mark down next year’s jam in your calendars.

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KuKhatem – http://globalgamejam.org/2013/kuthatem

Marriage Nightmare! – http://globalgamejam.org/2013/marriage-nightmare

High-Speed Beautician Showdown – http://globalgamejam.org/2013/high-speed-beautician-showdown

Lifeline – http://globalgamejam.org/2013/lifeline-0

Manic Missile – http://globalgamejam.org/2013/manic-missile

Fabulous Fluffy – http://globalgamejam.org/2013/fabulous-fluffy (first ever Board-Game participant at the GGJ2013)

Global Game Jam Bootcamp 2013

The students that came for the bootcamp also came up with some amazing stuff. Their games can be checked out in the link below;

http://globalgamejam.org/sites/2013/igda-malaysia-game-jam/games

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Tintoy Chuo on Designing Unique Characters

Feb 19, 2013   //   by Ivan   //   MainMenu  //  No Comments

1Up Workshops is proud to have Action TinToy Chuo address our students on designing unique characters! This is an open workshop so all students and outsiders are welcome to join us! Hope to see you all there!

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