By Caitlin Mclaren – Deputy Sports Editor
A Game Design student from UCLan has won an award recognising his excellence in computer graphics design.
Dan Bavin, 29, recently graduated from UCLan and has now been offered an internship by Ninja Theory, a top game developing company after a placement he won from the CG Student Awards.
Dan’s final work for UCLan was submitted into the competition in order to launch his aspiring career. He produced a scene ready for play, that featured an observatory where a professor lives.
He created the scene with a combination of software to create the platform.
Dan Bavin said: “You’re usually your own worst critic, so when something awesome like this happens it always comes as a shock. To start a placement so soon after graduating, not to mention at such a prestigious studio, is a great privilege.”
Dan was a plumber in training up until a shortage of work meant his apprenticeship was cut short.
He decided to study the university’s BA (Hons) Game Design course following his passion for gaming hoping for a potential career.
Dan will begin his three month internship in August.