Bruce Asbestos Computer Game Design Workshop

Sat 16 March, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue: STEMLab, Ideas Factory


This drop in session for older children will show how computer game design can be used within Contemporary Art with artist Bruce Asbestos using video games from his own art practice. 

The session will use the template levels that come with Unreal Games Engine which children will be helped to modify, building their own ‘rolling ball’ game. The games engine makes it easy to switch between the ‘building’ side of the game to the ‘playing’ so students can easily see how their additions affect the world for the rolling ball character. The session will use the Unreal Games Engine produced by Epic. This software is free to download and available on Mac and PC so those interested are more than welcome to continue bulding their game at home after the session! 

Participants will be provided with a Mac computer, each, with the Unreal software already downloaded on it.

If there is not enough space to get hands-on then don't worry! We will have a projection of one of the games so that people passing through can have a look at what is being made, even if they aren’t behind one of the computers! 

This drop in workshop can accomodate 4-5 people at a time and is suitable for children aged 12+.

This event is part of Loughborough University's STEM Community Day - an afternoon of fun and informal activities and demonstrations relating to the University's STEM subjects. For more information on the event programme and to pre-register a place at the event, visit the dedicated webpage.


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948