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Apr 16, 2015

LEVEL UP! WORKSHOP: Games as Musical Toys

TAG’s Level Up! workshop series continues with Critical hit alumni Ben Swinden and Bronson Zgeb, who will help us explore the whimsical world of musical toys. The workshop will take place on Thursday, April 16th at the TAG Atelier Project space (TAP). Please don’t forget to register!

Games as Musical Toys

by Ben Swinden & Bronson Zgeb

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Explore an emerging space in  ˢᵐᵃᶫᶫ  video – g a m e s  with a beginner’s introduction to musical toys. The workshop will start with a look at some examples of games made for the purpose of musical exploration and creativity. Afterwards we’ll look at some different ways to work with audio in the game development software unity3D.

No coding experience necessary! Some familiarity with Unity3D will be helpful.
Please have the latest version of Unity3D installed and ready to go and bring a pair of headphones!

ben swindenBEN SWINDEN is an artist and video – game maker. Trained formally in art and programming his projects often attempt to bridge these two disciplines through interaction. Ben has focused on creating small experimental game experiences for the past several years. He is a Critical Hit alumni, working to design Mouffe: a musical toy played with a quilt controller inside of a tent.

bronson_zgebBRONSON ZEB, co-founder of Ko-op Mode, is an independent artist and game maker. His background is in programming, but his skills cover all aspects of game development. He enjoys making quirky games, and particularly working with new technologies and hardware. He wants to empower everybody to create things.

WHERE? Concordia University, TAG Atelier EV 11.425
WHEN? April 16th, Thursday – 6pm to 8pm