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Arrow Games Eden - Brains in the Game

Date: 12th March 2009
Time: 11.45 am to 3.15 pm
Venue: South East Essex College, Luker Road Southend (Directions)

Speakers and Topics include:
  • Keynote speech: Clare Kitson

    Clare has been the commissioning Editor for Chanel Four and is the author of publications British Animation ‘The Channel 4 Factor’ & Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales Animators Journey. Over the years Clare Kitson has been the champion of animation as an autonomous individual voice on British television. She was responsible for raising the profile of UK animation and moving image on an international level. She has also been the programmer for the National Film and theatre for channel four and head of animation for Channel Four.

  • The Games Industry: Jon Hare

    Jon Hare is one of the most highly rated games designers in Europe having designed over 60 games in the last 25 years on over 20 formats from Sinclair Spectrum to X-Box360. 10 of these games have reached number 1 in the UK games charts.

    He is best known for his time as co-founder of legendary computer Games Developer Sensible Software (1986-1999) with whom he designed and developed games such well known as Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Wizball. Sensible Software was twice voted developer of the year for the prestigious Indin Awards.

    For the last 10 years he has been a game design and business development consultant in the computer games sector for a number of international games developers such as Bitmap Brothers, Elixir Studios, Monumental, Tower Studios, In2games, Nikitova, Atomic Planet, Sobee, Acony, E-Play and Nice Tech and publishing companies such as Codemasters, THQ and Sony.

    In addition Jon frequently performs numerous media, public speaking and educational roles for such corporate bodies as BAFTA, The British Consulate, GDC and numerous television and radio channels, websites and magazines.

  • How to start a company , John McMillan

    Head of McMillan Technology, John is responsible for bringing high tech products to market. John has created numerous high tech companies in the last 25 years.

Plus Networking over refreshments

You can register for this free event here.


11.30 Registration
12.00 Keynote speech, Clare Kitson, Channel 4
1.00 Lunch and networking
1.30 Introduction to afternoon session - Nigel Smoothy, South East Essex College
1.35 The Games Industry - Jon Hare
1.55 How to start a company, John McMillan
2.25 Discussion panel
2.45 Networking
3.15 Close

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