Have you ever wanted to create your own Star Trek episode or story? If so, the Foundry could be your new best friend! If you are not sure what the Foundry is, check out this previous Guest Blog entry.
If you play Star Trek Online, you may already be familiar with the Foundry, STO's User Generated Content (UGC) creation tool, however many can feel overwhelmed from the moment they launch the editor.
Hi, I'm CerberusFilms, Producer and Co-Host on PrimetimeUGC and a long time contributor to StarbaseUGC.com. We strive to help people of all abilities and experience levels achieve everything they have ever dreamed of creating using this incredible UGC toolset.
This is why PrimetimeUGC, Cerberus Films and StarbaseUGC are partnering up with Cryptic Studios to deliver the Foundry Authors Academy!
What is the Foundry Authors Academy (FAA)?
The FAA consists of a series of live streamed video events spread over six weeks. The goal is to bring people into the Foundry, play with the toolset and share their own stories with the other players. The Academy 'classes' will guide users from the very first moment they press the "Create Content" button, on through to more advanced editing tricks and techniques.
Once time has elapsed, PrimetimeUGC's guests will go forth and play the published missions in small groups. You'll be able to watch each of the groups and listen to their feedback as they play on individual livestreams. They'll rate the mission based on various criteria, and after they have all been played the scores will be tallied and awards given for different categories. The winners will receive prizes provided by Cryptic and generous community members. The winning missions will also be honoured by the Foundry Spotlight*.
We are aiming to make these fun, informative and accessible events for everyone; so, whether you have never touched the game before or you're a seasoned STF veteran, come along! You never know… you might just enjoy it.
I can't wait to see you all there!
*Must meet certain criteria.