Careers in Gaming with Gabrielle Kent

10th November 2016, 18:00 - 20:00

Careers in Gaming with Gabrielle Kent

Thursday 10th November, 6pm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a team creating a computer game? You might be surprised by the range of different roles within games studio. Games Lecturer and former game developer, Gabrielle Kent, joins us to talk about some of the many different jobs and how to go about getting into the industry.
Gabrielle has worked in and around the games industry since 1996 and has developed Playstation, Xbox and PC games for Accolade, Atari, Acclaim and Midway. She is Deputy Head of the Computer Games Department at Teesside University where she lectures in Game Design and directs and organises the Animex Festival. She was voted one of the Top 100 most Influential Women in the games industry in 2006, 2013 and 2015, and received a Woman of the Year award from MCV magazine in 2015.

Gabrielle is also an author of books for children aged 8+. Her Alfie Bloom series has been published by Scholastic across eight countries, and follows the story of a boy who inherits a castle with a dangerous secret.

£5 per person, £3 with Student card. No admission required.

Venue: Seven Stories

Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 2PQ

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