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This Week @ Into Games - August #1

Hello everyone 👋

Aghast it's August! 🤯 We're glad you're back again to learn more about the industry and discover new resources.

And, if it's your first time then get ready to dive in! 🤿👇

Highlights 

 

👾 FastTrackers Programming Course  - Registration is now open! 
29th August - 9th September (Monday-Friday, 8-6 with a 1 hour break)

Our new Fasttrackers Game Programmer course is specifically for those who do not have previous university-level game development course experience. 

This is an intensive, free-to-access full-time two-week online learning programme designed to equip you with the basic knowledge you need to program games in C++, the programming language used in the Unreal game engine!

Applications close on August 21st so hurry!



📦 Unpacking Virtual Production | Into Games Career Festival 2022

Virtual production seamlessly combines physical and virtual elements using a suite of software tools. Catch up with our panel from Careers Festival all about demystifying virtual production! 

📹 VR and AR Beyond Gaming | Careers Festival 2022

We're going beyond gaming and discovering how VR and AR is being used outside of the industry. How can it better support patients in their healthcare journey? How can it be used as an interactive learning and education tool?

Catch up with this video from our Careers Festival and learn more about how virtual reality and augmented reality goes beyond the realms of video games.

Events

19-22nd August, 9:00 AM - 12:00PM BST, Online. 

10:10 Games is hosting their very first Game Jam (10:10 WIGJam) in which they are challenging YOU to create some form of game or interactive experience that focuses on a Female or LGBTQIA+ Protagonist. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase how you believe people of these diversity groups would like to be portrayed, with a refreshing new and authentic take.

But wait, that’s not all! 10:10 Games and Women In Games are teaming up to provide a selection of awesome mystery prizes for their lucky winners! 

 

1st Prize - £250 - to be split across your team.

- Opportunity for a member of our team to review your portfolio, and offer advice

- Games Industry mentorship!
 

2nd Prize - £150 - to be split across your team.

- Opportunity for a member of our team to review your portfolio, and offer advice
 

3rd Prize - £100 - to be split across your team.

- Opportunity for a member of our team to review your portfolio, and offer advice

1st Sept, 19:00-22:00PM BST, Online. 

Game Dev London’s new Education Initiative is launching soon, and this digital launch party will introduce some of their instructors who will do a game live stream and live breakdown of a game, and then answer questions about the courses they are teaching!

This is also a fundraiser event to raise funds for the GDLedu team. Donation links will be provided at the party.

26-29th August 2022, NEX Birmingham

Insomnia is a diverse show for gamers of all backgrounds, identities and ethnicities to come together and celebrate everything that we love about video games and popular culture. 

From brand new and upcoming releases, Cosplay, Indie games, Tabletop games, gaming content creators and much more, Insomnia Gaming Festival isn’t just a gaming expo, it’s a celebration of all things gaming.

 

🤝 FORMAT Manchester | The Ultimate Gaming Social - September 2022
8-9th September, 18:00PM -1:00AM BST, Impossible - Manchester

Manchester’s biggest games industry community nightlife event returns to once again take over Manchester with two whole floors of GAMING and video games for an unforgettable night.

  • 15+ game studio headliners

  • Two floors of video games

  • Meet your favourite game developers and content creators

  • Amazing food and drink all night long



🗣️ Women in Games Annual Conference • Women in Games
14 Sept - 15 Sept 2022, 8AM -10PM BST, Online

The Women in Games Global Conference, to be held over two days on September 14th and 15th, takes its inspiration from the new Women in Games Guide – ‘Building a Fair Playing Field’, exploring in-depth issues of leadership and fairness.

Job Listings


Video Game Events and Marketing Internship
WASD Live // Remote (UK Based)

Junior UE4 Game Designer
BearHammer Games // Edinburgh, UK

Junior UE4 Level Designer
BearHammer Games // Edinburgh, UK


Junior Gameplay Programmer
Cloud Imperium Games // Manchester, UK

Assistant Producer
Cloud Imperium Games // Manchester, UK

Studio Events Assistant
Frontier Developements // Cambridge/Remote, UK 

Internship - 2022/2023
Larian Studios // Guildford, UK


 
10:10 Games recently dropped a ton of junior roles! Check them out! 👇

Junior Animator
10:10 Games // Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Junior Environment Artist
10:10 Games // Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Junior Audio Designer
10:10 Games // Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Junior Producer
10:10 Games // Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Junior Technical Assist Artist
10:10 Games // Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Key Resources Of The Week 

🤔 Finding the Right Role in Game Dev for You

In this Twitch stream, Dan Dudley from Grads in Games takes an in-depth look into why it can be hard to find your first job in games and what you can do about it by looking into the wide variety of roles that you probably hadn't considered before.


💚 How to Create a Hulk Jump Animation in Maya

This four-hour-long video goes through the entire process of creating a Hulk jump animation in Maya from start to finish, covering the entire process from blocking to the final polish, with a focus on body mechanics. For those interested in facial animation, this is touched on nearer the end of the video! 

 

📃 Examples of Game Design Documents!

In this twitter thread, Nicola Dau shares his game design documents from university with the aim to provide new students with some inspiration!

Career Advice

😲 What makes juniors stand out and what common mistakes occur in applications? This thread by indie game dev studio Creasant Games goes through tips for CVs, email etiquette, and more!

Courses

👾 FastTrackers Programming Course  - Registration is now open! 
29th August - 9th September (Monday-Friday, 8-6 with a 1 hour break)

Our new Fasttrackers Game Programmer course is specifically for those who do not have previous university-level game development course experience. 

This is an intensive, free-to-access full-time two-week online learning programme designed to equip you with the basic knowledge you need to program games in C++, the programming language used in the Unreal game engine!

You’ll learn from top university lecturers, collaborate with others in your cohort and be introduced to major UK game studios. It is open to those who are above 18 years old and who are living in the UK! If this sounds of interest to you, register your interest!

Registration ends August 21st!



💡 GDLedu
Game Dev London have a bunch of new courses starting in September, and sessions are only £10 each! Course topics include: 

  • Unreal Blueprints and Levels
  • Experimentation in Games
  • Music Fundamentals 101
  • Game Sound Toolkit
  • Intro to Business and Marketing
  • Games Theatre 
  • Adapting Your Workflow for Unreal Engine 5

From The Community 

Let's take a look at the amazing talent in our community! 

Becky Clifford - Krystal from Dinosaur Planet 64 Remodelling

 


 

Heather Elroy - Female Viking WIP



 

Justin Anduiza - Gateway To The Unknown VFX



 

🧟 Indie Studio Head Tilt Games also shared with us their game Slap-It Together their first fully-fledged multiplayer project! 

 

“Set in a game show that only cares for the fame; you and up to 3 online friends slap, throw and whack your way through hordes of enemies and hand-painted environments in this comedic zombie wave-based fighter.”


Make sure to check it out on steam, and also meet the team at the Insomnia Gaming Festival.

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That’s all from us, see you in a fortnight! 👋

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