Have you ever asked yourself what it would be like to work on some of the most popular games titles? Have you ever wanted to know if there is a reason as to why a character is the way they are? Well here’s your chance to get answers to all those questions. Tomorrow (4th October) we will be welcoming gaming companies, Futurlab and Team 17, on to the Plusnet Twitter account to answer your questions about games and the industry. If you have been following Plusnet’s Gaming Week, you will be aware that we have covered a wide variety of topics about gaming and we thought what better way to end the working week than by giving you a chance to put questions to the gaming companies themselves.
How can you ask your questions?
Futurlab will be taking over our @plusnet Twitter account between 11am and 12pm and Team 17 from 1pm until 2pm. If you are at work, school or cannot be online during these times then do not worry. We are accepting questions straight away in advance. So just message @plusnet with the following Get Your Game On! hashtags and your question.
Futurlab - #flgygo
Team 17 – #t17gygo
Both - #bothgygo
All questions will be retweeted between the hours detailed above to show that your question has been selected and a response back to you will be provided directly from the Plusnet account.
What questions can I ask?
Absolutely anything you want! Whether you want to know about ways to get into the industry, advice on careers, personal tastes in games or just questions about the reasons behind aspects of games, feel free. Common sense does apply though and we will not comment upon any specific issues such as technical issues or complaints regarding games. These should be directed to the companies in question via their own support methods.
Who are Futurlab and Team 17?
Futurlab were founded in 2003 and are based in Brighton. They are creators of a game called Velocity, winner of TIGA’s Small Studio Arcade Game of the Year 2012, which is available on Playstation platforms and will be released later this year for PS4. Futurlab is a Develop 100 Studio winner. You can read much more about Futurlab’s growth on the Official Playstation website, which details their transformation from Flash developers to game creators. Team 17 are best-loved for being the creators of the infamous Worms series. Formed in 1990, the company originally was created as part of an amalgamation between 17-Bit Software and a group of developers called Team 7. Worms has gone on to sell 12 million units worldwide as part of the franchise. It remains one of the oldest independent studios, employing over 70 staff members from its offices in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
What's going to happen after the event?
If you are eager to share your questions with friends and family, we will be posting all questions along with Twitter-handles on to our Community Blog on Friday afternoon. 2 DAYS TO GO: Remember that on Saturday we will also be our online gaming event with Battlefield 3 and F12012 where you can win trophies, medals and some fabulous prizes. For more details, and to enter, visit our Forum page and challenge fellow users AND Plusnet!