Make Something Unreal mentors discuss how to get started, gaming’s future

Friday, 13th April 2012 21:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Epic and Train2Game are at Gadget Show Live 2012, which is going on in Birmingham, UK until April 15, where four start-up studios are creating iOS games based on Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s Fighting Fantasy series of role-playing books. Below the break, is a video of the panel Train2Game held yesterday.

The panel featured discussions on how to get started and how to win in the gaming industry, as well as what the future hold for the medium.

Panel members consisted of: Tony Bickley, COO, Deep Red Studios; Mike Gamble, European licensing manager, Epic Games; Rik Alexander, founder, AppCrowd; and Pete Hickman, head of production at Mediatonic.

Each member of the panel are also present at the Make Something Unreal Event in order to mentor the teams creating the Fighting Fantasy titles and make sure “intellectual property guidelines,” are adhered to.

Fighting Fantasy projects to be revealed publicly during the event are: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Lost Chapters, The Citadel of Chaos: Dire Consequences, Deathtrap Dungeon and Armies of Death: Rise of Agglax.”

Those judging the project include a veritable who’s who of the gaming industry such as Peter Molyneux, Dr. Jo Twist, Can Baverstock, Ian Livingstone, and Cliff Bleszinski.

On the final day, April 15, Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone will select the winning team, who will walk away with a full commercial Unreal Engine 3 license for iOS. A portion of the proceeds from the winning game’s sales will also be donated to The Prince’s Trust.

Enjoy the video below.



  1. Mr-Brett

    Do none of these companies that put their logo next to Train2Game even Google them? T2G is a complete scam that’s sole purpose is to get people to sign up for a loan. In return they get some learning materials that are free online and out of date plus some software that is also available for free, at the end they get a certificate that is so worthless it might as well have been free.

    Sorry it’s a little off topic.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. manamana

    ^ you call this off-topic? Man, and there I was thinking what comment no.1 was up to …

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Sam Clay

    @2 Hah, made me chuckle. Although I’ve just ruined the joke :(

    (I just killed the spam comment)

    #3 3 years ago

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