Workshop: video game and virtual reality game creation
Waden Kane Game Studios
Creating a compelling piece of art is a great start to designing art for video games, but it is only the beginning. The experts at Tempe-based Waden Kane Game Studios will give an overview of what it takes to turn those drawings, characters and ideas into marketable video games in two free workshops at BRiC, Tempe's Business Resource and Innovation Center.
BRiC is located within the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe.
These workshops are intended for teens as well as anyone who might be interested in a career in video gaming. No previous video game programming experience is needed to understand the discussion and there is no need to bring a laptop. The workshops are free to attend. They will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
Animating Characters for Games
Saturday, Nov 18, 12:30 p.m.
Devin Garviria, art director at Waden Kane Game Studios will present a basic tutorial on how to animate 3D characters for video games. This will include how to build a basic rig and simple loop animations.
Saturday, Dec 2, 12:30 p.m.
Harrison Snyder, CEO of Waden Kane Game Studios, will discuss video game designs for virtual reality platforms. This is a theoretical talk and will explore some of the best practices for developing virtual reality video games. What software works best? What steps are needed? Guests will have an opportunity to demo of one of Waden Kane's latest VR titles.
BRiC is the City of Tempe's coworking and entrepreneurial space. Those interested in business mentoring, classes, workshops and networking events may find more activities at www.tempe.gov/briccalendar To reserve meeting or training space, visit www.tempe.gov/bric.