College of the North Atlantic visit!

I had a chance to visit CNA’s Video Game Art and Design facilities on Sept 21st to meet and talk to the 2nd and 3rd year students there. What a great bunch! They’re already in full swing, and I had a chance to see and chat about some of their paper and video game prototypes.

There was a lot to learn for me, which is always nice – Mischief¬†was a special treat for me, as one of the students was using its infinite canvas to do concept art mind maps. I thought that was a brilliant idea, and it’s got obvious perks in terms of being able to draw, show, and collaborate in an easy format.

Another group of students were telling me about their venture with a local media producer. I can’t overstate how impressed I am that these folks are already making things happen for themselves. Game development can be a tough go, but getting started early is the best and easiest curative for the difficulties involved.

I’m looking forward to seeing what these folks turn out in the next while. Definitely worth watch.