Welcome to another Into Games Industry Newsletter!
We have some exciting opportunities for our VGAs to share with you, so let’s get stuck in 👇
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💖 Limit Break Mentorship - Applications are now open! Limit Break is a mentorship program aimed at underrepresented people working in the UK games industry. Participants are paired with a mentor who is an established professional in their field. Applications are open to both mentees and mentors who can commit to 6 months of mentorship!
💡 Submit Your One Minute Accessibility Tips! - Many Cats invites you to share your favourite accessibility tip for people to use in their work. Whether it is creating inclusive social media or accessible games design, they want you to let them know using a 60-second long video clip! The deadline for submission is May 12th.
Cardinal Pole School in Hackney is looking for a VGA to deliver some insight about their career and journey in the industry to 12-13-year-old students! Could you come along to this exciting in-person event and inspire young students towards a path in the industry?
This opportunity is happening on the 21st of April in London!
Studio Live is Into Games' virtual work experience programme for FE & HE students in Games courses. It involves a practical week where teams of between 5-8 participants create work set to a simple brief from mentors from the games industry! You can find out more about it here.
For the week commencing the 25th of April, we’re looking for volunteers to become Studio Live mentors for Gloucestershire College. Teams each connect with their own mentor remotely, who introduces the brief and checks in with them during their daily stand-ups, offering the team advice and guidance on their work.
If you’d be interested in being a mentor for this week at the end of April, please do take a look at the link above!
The Screen Film Community are looking for a VGA to conduct a short informational workshop for a class of 18-30-year-old Game Design trainees. Could you explain to them how to make a portfolio showreel look good, describe what starter/junior roles exist in the industry, and some top tips for applying? This opportunity can be conducted either virtual or in-person in Central London, over a handful of dates this month - so sign up quickly!
Cheadle 6th Form College is searching for industry professionals to watch game design presentations by their Sixth Form students and give a few bullet points of feedback! This is a virtual opportunity and would only take roughly an hour of your time - it ends on the 20th of May. Take a look to find out more!
Could you give up roughly 40 minutes to speak to students keen on getting into the industry? Cardinal Pole Catholic School are seeking professionals to give advice, tips, and guidance about different roles in the industry and what routes to take to get there. This session is taking place on the 27th of May!
Career XP (CXP) is a monthly event in the Into Games Discord server where members of the community have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed and to ask any questions they may have to a professional from their desired games industry field.
If you're looking for portfolio support keep an eye on the Discord for when sign-ups open at the end of the month!
For anyone currently working in the games industry who would like to support the next generation of game developers, make sure to sign up to the Video Game Ambassadors network and you'll be notified when mentor applications go live!
Think you could give up some of your time and knowledge to help out? Sign up now to become a VGA if you haven't already!
Isabelle Labonte, head of Learning and Development at Creative Assembly, will be talking about her experiences in developing an inclusive culture that allows people to be themselves in the workplace. Discussions will centre around how conflicting personal values might generate friction and how to address that, as well as how corporate values set the tone and framework for the alignment of personal values.
Join to learn how to establish a team where everyone feels they belong.
The Ukie Games Demo Day event takes place online, and attendees will be able to watch the showcase of the games of 8 chosen finalist participants to a panel of industry experts and see their feedback. This event will be followed by a virtual networking period, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the participating studios!