So you wanna be a game developer?

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Have you ever wanted to make games? Do you have a grand vision for a game that you just know is going to rock, but have absolutely no idea how to make it happen? Then you best get down to the rAge expo this year, because a host of South Africa’s most prolific and celebrated game developers will be hosting a series of talks and Q&A sessions to get you on your way.

This Saturday, you get the opportunity to interface with SA’s best game developers at the Castle Corner Room at the Dome, to help you realise the genuine possibility of working as a game developer. Here’s what’s going down :

10:00am – 10:30am
Sven Bergström from Underscorediscovery
Getting in to Game Development

10:30am- 11:00am
Jonathan Hau-Yoon from Luma Arcade and Chris Minaar from Open Window
Art in Games

1:00pm-1:30pm
QCF Design
Desktop Dungeons (Winner of Independent Games Festival award for excellence in design)

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Danny Day from QCF Design
Revenue, Funding and Cloning

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Luke Lamothe from Luma Arcade
Running a Game Dev Studio

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Dave Russell from Microsoft
Windows Phone 7 Development

If you have eve the slightest bit of interest in South Africa’s burgeoning game development scene, you owe it to yourself to attend. They’ll all be demoing their creations the whole day on Sunday as well, so make sure you make your way to the Castle Corner Room, up the escalators behind EA’s stand. Keep up to date by visiting www.centrc.com/rage on your mobile phone.

Last Updated: September 27, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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