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IET Seminar - 03/12/2014 - Andy Fearon (King Games)

Posted on 26 Nov 2014 by John Dingliana

The IET Seminar on Wednesday 3rd December at 2pm in LB1.20 will be presented by Andrew Fearon, Game Developer with King Games, a successful developer of casual-social games responsible for Candy Crush Saga (one of the largest games on facebook) and a number of other very successful titles particularly on web and mobile platforms.

Andy graduated with an MSc IET from TCD in 2010 (previously he had done a BSc. in Computer Applications at DCU) and went on to work in Canada for HB Studios, who develop sports games released on the EA Sports Label, and Frontier Developments, a British games company responsible for Kinectimals amongst many other successful titles for various platforms. In August 2014 he moved to King Games where he is currently working as a Game Developer.

Andy's talk will briefly introduce King Games and then about how he transitioned from the IET course into a job in the games industry and some insights into what students could do to increase their chances of being employed. The end of the talk will briefly cover some opportunities at King.

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