Game Development Studios
The Game Development Studios bring together the most up to date technology created for playing and developing games on a range of platforms.
We have invested into a Valve Café software license which enables us to use classic Valve games such as Half-Life, Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament and also a range of game development tools such as the Valve Hammer editor. It is important for students to play and evaluate games in order to stimulate ideas and identify good practice for their own games development.
The laboratories include high Specification Gaming PCs from Acer, Alienware, XPS.
The computer stations in our Game Development Studios also feature:
- Multi Core Processors (quad to deca core)
- 4 - 8Gb RAM
- Multiple Graphics Cards in SLi
- Gaming Keyboards
- Gaming Mice
- 23.4" 3D Ready - 30" Screens
We also have cutting-edge consoles with game development software, some of which can be used by students at home. The studios are continually updated to ensure our facilities are in-line with emerging technologies and the games industry.
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Library and Learning Zones
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals.
During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.
Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.