This week, we have some exciting new opportunities to announce! Let’s stop dilly-dallying and get straight into it! 👇
🏆 Nominations for IG50 are now open! #IG50 is a yearly award for 50 of the most employable, unemployed people in the games sector! It's a chance to celebrate anyone who wants to get noticed in the games industry but hasn’t got their foot in the door yet. Get employability support and have your portfolio viewed by industry professionals!
This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very best video games and consoles from the past five decades. From Pong to Pacman and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just want to beat your family at Mario Kart.
Out Making Games are attending Trans Pride Brighton & Hove to celebrate and support their trans community. They'd love you to come and join, and maybe make some friends along the way!
Job Listings ⭐
This week we have a special message from Angela May from HG Plus:
“I am recruiting video game talent in AAA and Mobile games for an art studio that produces 2D & 3D art for clients including Naughty Dog, Epic Games, Blizzard, EA, Sony, WB Entertainment, and more.
We are hiring entry-level video game talent for 2 roles. We are based in San Francisco, CA, however, all jobs are fully remote and can be performed anywhere in the world. Salaries are competitive based on experience and come with great benefits.
▶️ Streaming 101 - Morgan Biemiller and Michelle Henderson talk through the things you should consider when first starting out as a streamer, and provide some expert tips!
📂 TheBaseMesh.com- A huge public library full of 250+ base meshes that are 100% free! Perfect for practicing your lighting, texturing, and any creative endeavour! These assets have no restrictions on usage as well, so feel free to use them for your projects.
🌌 Community Management Mental Health Training Programme - Safe In Our World- Safe In Our World has developed a course, in conjunction with Mind Fitness, that will provide the knowledge, confidence, and practical skills for delegates to be able to effectively set boundaries, provide non-clinical Mental Health Support and know how to take care of their own, and their community’s wellbeing.
💖 Code Coven Create: The Solstice Program - This is an incubator-style initiative that supports multiple small teams of developers as they create a prototype focused on social impact. Over the course of 12 weeks, teams will take their prototype from concept to completion. Code Coven staff will be offering scope advice and roadmap guidance at each milestone check-in.
By the end of the program, teams can look forward to publishing a small and polished prototype to use as a portfolio piece, to approach funding initiatives for future opportunities, or as the beginning of a longer development timeline.
🤩 The Next Level Project - National Videogame Museum - Are you a woman of colour aged 18-25 in Sheffield who wants to learn how to make video games? The Next Level Project is offering workshops completely FREE for 2 hours a week, over the course of six weeks to teach you how to make games! No qualifications are required, and all technology will be provided in the Museum.
Now is the perfect time to try out art and animation, storytelling, games design, and basic coding! By the end of the course, you will have designed your very own game based on your own ideas!
Make sure to join our Discord NOW to participate in our upcoming design workout challenge, to be revealed on Monday!
The winners of the design workouts have the chance to win a 1-2-1 career advice session with an industry professional, and also be featured in our upcoming Career Festival as a part of a virtual exhibition!
For inspiration, check out the winners of our previous design workout:
☄️ Take a look at the trailer for Patrick Nguyen’s3rd-year final major project game [Aiolos] a game where you play as the android Aio who after fulfilling their obligations, they wish to visit Earth. Using the different jackets they have, they traverse the fractured Moon to reach that Blue Marble.