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Get a sneak peek into the achievements, adventures and sheer awesomeness of Media Design School students, award-winning alumni and acclaimed faculty. We post several times a week.

Programmed for Success

Programmed for Success

Pitch 15 Dec 2010 Comments

Game programmers it would seem are in hot demand, recession? ... what recession? Of all the game programmers who graduated recently from Media Design School 's Graduate Diploma of Game Development, zero are currently not in work.

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Game art: The year in review

Game art: The year in review

Karen Tay 14 Dec 2010 Comments

Game Art tutor Mike Porter reflects on changes and growth in the gaming industry.

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Elite scholarship for game developers

Elite scholarship for game developers

Karen Tay 10 Dec 2010 Comments

 

Media Design School and Wellington-based game development studio Sidhe have announced the 2011 Sidhe Elite financial scholarship.

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Excellent award for game development students

Excellent award for game development students

Karen Tay 07 Dec 2010 Comments

A group of students from New Zealand’s Media Design School have taken out the Excellent Student Winner prize at the 2nd Independent Games Festival Awards (IGF) China, known as the Sundance of the indie games industry.

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Game Posters Reflect the Experience

Game Posters Reflect the Experience

Pitch 01 Dec 2010 Comments

The Media Design School Graduate Diploma of Game Development team game project Dead Steel is generating some buzz amongst the local game fraternity, the team behind the game (Apem) also designed some nifty promo material to help market it too. Check out these cool posters.

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Review: CryEngine2 by Crytek

Review: CryEngine2 by Crytek

Karen Tay 05 Nov 2010 Comments

Crytek started creating compelling demos using their cutting-edge engine a long time ago. The very first glimpse of what would eventually be one of the most highly-regarded engines in the world was pretty spectacular.

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Media Design School finalists in IGF China

Media Design School finalists in IGF China

Karen Tay 04 Nov 2010 Comments

A third-person shooting game made by a group of students from Auckland’s Media Design School has been chosen as one of five finalists in the student section of the 2nd Independent Games Festival Awards (IGF) China.

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Gamer Review - Phun

Gamer Review - Phun

Pitch 08 Oct 2010 Comments

Today we are going to take a break from the game engine reviews to look at something a little less hardcore but incredibly phun! Phun by Algoryx is a 2D Physics simulation sandbox where you are free to create, well anything!

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Game Dev games launched in style

Game Dev games launched in style

Pitch 03 Sep 2010 Comments

The fruits of a one-and-a-half years of sweat and toil for Graduates of the Media Design School Graduate Diploma of Game Development were on display to the local Games Industry on the (not) inauspicious date of August Friday the 13th when the School hosted the offical launch party for the three games produced out of the 2009 Graduate Diploma.

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Gamer Review - Unity3D

Gamer Review - Unity3D

Pitch 03 Sep 2010 Comments

The All-in-One Wonder development Kit that is Unity, a very artist-centric application for creating your own game projects.

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