June 8, 2017

Talks & Workshops

The team at Table Flip Games know the value of a good education to prepare you for a career in video game development.  This stretches all the way from the early days of primary school through the choices at Standard Grade and A-Level and all the way up to your university degree at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Our team have a diverse background in areas of both traditional and video game art as well as computer science and computer game programming.  Not to mention over 10 years experience of teaching in further and higher education too!

Lead artist for Table Flip Games Matthew Syrett (right) giving a talk on getting started as an artist in the video industry [Norwich Gaming Festival – Learning Week, May 2017]

As an independent developer who works within the UK, we strive to educate both children and young adults on the key steps they need to take to become game programmers, artists and animators in their own right.  To that end, we host a range of talks and workshops ideal for primary & secondary schools, after-school clubs, FE colleges and more.

We provide a variety of talks and workshops, including:

  • Problems for Programmers: Learning about the core skills needed as an aspiring programmer and working together in-session to solve real world programming tasks.
    • 45-60 min talk, suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3 students.
  • Artist for Hire: Learn about the key skills needed to work as computer game artist, with an insight into the current tools of the video game industry and see how we use those skills in our games.
    • 45-60 min talk, suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3 students.
  • Character Costume Design Workshops: Even wondered how to design your own video game character?  Our art team walk you through the process, designing your own costumes for our characters first on paper, followed by bringing them to life using industry tools.
    • 90-120 min workshop.  Suitable for Key Stage 2-4 students, software and computers required for KS3-4 workshop.
  • Smash Ball Game Development Workshop: Ever fancied trying to make a game yourself?  Don’t know what problems you’d face along the way?  Spend some time with our programmers as we walk you through how to make a fun 2-player game using the same tools that we use day-to-day at Table Flip Games.
    • 2-4 hour suitable for Key Stage 3-5 students, with an option for a more programming intensive version aimed at Key Stages 4 & 5.

For more information, on our rates and services, please consult our workshop list found here and contact us via the form below.

Certification & Liability

Our team are verified through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – succeeding the previously established Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) – and Table Flip Games Ltd. is insured for public liability.  Furthermore all talks and workshops are prepared with the necessary risk assessment documentation to help ensure organising a visit from our team is as smooth as possible.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in speaking with us about our talks and workshops, please get in touch via the link below.