Posts Tagged ‘Reasons to be Creative

05
Sep
12

Box of Delights. Fun for all the family.

For my session at the amazing Reasons to be Creative conference I will talk through three areas that BBC Children’s have developed for in the last year. These are Installations, Desktop Browser and Mobile. Each is a different journey of how to make games in that space.

In the installation section I’ll talk through the implementaion of optical flow for the Flash Maestro project – a collaboration with BBC R&D and the BBC Philharmonic. Also, I’ll talk through a similar implementation with a game made for Blue Peter’s Big Olympic tour. Code will be cracked open, and the experience demonstrated – fully interactively.

BBC Children’s have made some amazingly successful desktop browser games this year. I’ll describe the efforts, processes and game design decisions that have helped bring extra quality.

In the mobile space, my team have put in a lot of effort into investigating the mobile web. We researched optimal methods for rendering graphics, making physics lightweight and also how to develop against the way kids use devices.

With a great deal of opportunity in the HTML5/JS mobile web gaming space, I’ll describe findings, and offer tips on why, how and what agencies need to ‘skill up’ on to be successful.

‘Box of Delights’ is on in the Brighton Pavillion from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Sept 5th 2012

This is going to be a lot of fun.

02
Sep
12

Reasons to be Creative 2012

‘Reasons’ is a festival for creative artists, designers and coders. Bringing together the best minds from the worlds of art, code, and design.

Reasons to be Creative is the evolution of the amazing Flash on the Beach conference. It has a more inclusive focus, now covering all web technologies. This helps bring together an amazing set of speakers from JS/Mobile Web App guru Jake Archibald to the creative code behemoths who rose from the Flash community Mario Klingemann and Joa Ebert. The tone will be one of celebration – a festival for the creative mavericks of the world.

The sessions are split into three tracks. Speakers cover design, code, illustration, animation and the creative process – but the conference is about much more than that. Inspiration sessions are designed to refill the tanks and send delegates away from the event with drive, enthusiasm and ideas to last the whole year – this alongside a whole list of new contacts and friends that could help build the next web masterpiece.

My ‘must see’ sessions:

    Eugene Zatepyakin – Actionscript Computer Vision
    Ahmed & Gill – The Random Adventures of Internet Explorer
    Conrad Winchester – I’ve got a super computer and I know how to use it!
    Mario Klingemann – Better Livign Through Lasers
    Jake Archibald – Application Cache: Douchebag
    Frank Reitberger – Highly Illogical
    Rob Bateman – Forward to Foundation
    Joa Ebert – Abstract Abstractions
    Mike Jones – Designing Game Interfaces
    David Lenaerts – A Trick of Light
    Jon Howard – Box of Delights. Fun for all the family <– Of course!
    Grant Skinner – Building Fun (with CreateJS & HTML5)

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