Inaugural Brian Wood Memorial Internship Awarded

By VFS Web Team, on February 21, 2011

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Graduating Game Design student Zach Williams will begin a four-month internship at Relic Entertainment, developers of the popular Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War and Company of Heroesfranchises. The internship, awarded three times annually, celebrates the life of Relic employee Brian Wood, who was killed in a tragic car accident last year.
"Zach's personal drive to become a great game developer, his broad skill base across a number of the disciplines, as well as his passion for Relic and knowledge of the culture and practices that we maintain were the things that made him stand out as a clear choice for this internship," says Relic General Manager Jonathan Dowdeswell. "He even had a Relic shirt ready to put on when we announced the winner to the class!"
Prior to his year at VFS, Zach worked in QA in the game industry. It was especially his work on the student game Kinesisthat caught the eye of Relic representatives at the recent Pitch and Play industry night.
"There was a good variety of games on display at VFS's recent final night, and we were very impressed with the calibre of all the students," Dowdeswell says. "Kinesis was among some very good company. We were very impressed with the bold artistic direction in the game and how it weaved into the puzzles they used, we liked the front end, and Zach in particular helped many different areas of the game's development, which we thought reflected well in the final product."
"We're looking forward to working with Zach soon, and giving him a chance to see what working at Relic is really like."
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