View this email in your browser

This Week @ Into Games - August #1

Hello everyone 👋

Welcome to September! Although it feels like the end of the year is swiftly approaching, September usually marks the beginning of many things; such as the beginning of the academic year. 

Even if you’re not starting a new course, we hope that this issue has lots of useful resources for you 👇



Introducing our newest Design Workout theme in collaboration with Roll 7!

We’re stoked to announce that the creators of hit games such as Rollerdrome and Olli Olli World; indie studio Roll 7 will be guest judging our newest design workout brief: 


⛸️ Skating ⛸️


Keep reading the newsletter to learn more, or join our discord now to take part!


🌟 We’re partnering with WASD Careers!

We’re going to be helping curate WASD’s upcoming event on the 17th-18th of November, ensuring that we utilise our studio partners and connections to provide relevant, educational content for career seekers looking to work in games.

From our booth on the show floor, we'll also help those interested in working in the industry with personal meetings. Keep reading this newsletter, or the blog linked above to learn more about this event and partnership!


🐉 Dragon’s Rise: The Forgotten Realms - ArtStation Challenge 

A newly announced art challenge from ArtStation! Categories include Game Character Art (real-time), Film/VFX Character Art (rendered), Game Environment/Level Art (real-time), and Prop Art (rendered).

Each challenge will have 3 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), plus Honourable Mentions. All winners and Honourable Mentions will receive an ArtStation award graphic on their ArtStation profiles.



We have a ton of exciting talks coming up on our Discord this month! Take a look 👇

🔥 Fireside Talk with Diana Flindt
1st September 2022, 17:00PM - 18:00PM BST, Online 

Tune in TONIGHT for a talk from Diana Flindt, Content Developer at Jagex. This is a great opportunity to hear from an industry expert and get your burning questions answered! 


🔥 Fireside Talk with Jacob Habgood
6th September 2022, 17:00PM - 18:00PM BST, Online 

We’ll be talking with Jacob about Sumo Digital Ltd’s Sumo Academy - applications are now open! Talk to Jacob, and see what your next steps could be and what Sumo Academy can offer you!


🔥 Fireside Talk with Christopher Knowles
7th September 2022, 17:00PM - 18:00PM BST, Online 

Chrisopher Knowles joined the games industry at Jagex in 2007 & has been developing games ever since. He has now started his own indie studio Sidequest Ninja and is working on his first indie game, 'Hexahedra' an open-ended puzzle game.


🔥 Fireside Talk with Alex Darby
8th September 2022, 17:00PM - 18:00PM BST, Online 

Alex Darby is the founder and sole director of an independent game development micro-studio. As well as developing their own games, they offer made-to-measure game design and technical consultancy services, as well as contract programming work.

🏎️ Drive your Career Forward: Women in Games Careers & Networking Expo
7th September 2022, 8:00AM - 22:00PM BST, Online
A free full-day event and unique opportunity for anyone to gain valuable insights into the many career options and pathways available in games and esports – and, importantly, put you in touch with studios and organisations who are currently hiring. 

🤝 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, 8:00AM -22:00PM 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.

🖼️ Canva Create 2022: The Future is Visual
14th Sept 2022, 18:00PM BST, Online

“A deep dive into the future of visual communication and a showcase of Canva's commitment to helping you achieve your goals.” Perfect for those interested in marketing, social media management, or creating their own graphic content! 

👋🏾 Game Devs of Color Expo
15th-18th September 2022, Online

Tickets are now available for the 7th annual Game Devs of Colour Expo! You’ll be able to play the latest games from creators around the world, learn from an amazing cast of speakers on some really fascinating topics, and connect with the Game Devs of Colour community.

🎮 EGX London
22nd - 25th September 2022, 10:00AM - 18:00PM BST, ExCeL London

During this massive 4-day celebration of games, attendees will listen in on invaluable stages and panels featuring industry experts, try out a variety of playable games, revisit classics in the retro section, and network with fellow game developers and career seekers. 

At EGX we’ll also have a presence with the wonderful UKIE to announce the winners of the VGA Awards!

WASD Careers 
17th-18th November 2022, 10:00 AM - 18:00 PM BST, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, GU14 6FD

W.A.S.D Careers is the only in-person video games-focused careers fair in the UK.

This is a great chance to showcase your favourite projects and work to an array of leading industry talent. You can also network with future employers, meet friends with similar interests and learn about the behind-the-scenes business that makes the gaming world run.

And, as we previously mentioned, we’ll be working with WASD to help curate this event into something that provides relevant, educational content for career seekers looking to work in games.

Tickets are now available for purchase here, and those organising a trip for a school, college or university can get in touch for discounted tickets.

Job Listings


Playstation London Studio // 15 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HR

Playstation London Studio is launching its first-ever internship programme! This is a paid opportunity lasting a full year. Currently, they have three internship positions available: 

  • Tech Intern

  • Design Intern

  • Production Intern

Applications for Playstation’s Internship open 2nd of September until the 12th of September!

Junior 3D Vehicle Artist
Wardog Studios // Edinburgh, UK

Graduate Games Programmer
Improbable // London, UK

Esports News and Feature Writer
eFuse // Remote

Digital Extremes // Remote

Game Studio Internship
Gram Games // London, UK

Internship - Programmer C++
Abstraction Games // Netherlands (Remote Option)

Diverse Talent - Game Design
Nimble Giant Entertainment // Argentina (Remote Option)

Key Resources Of The Week 

⏲️ One Minute Briefs - For those interested in marketing, this Twitter account regularly retweets briefs designed to be quickly completed in a minute, usually relating to creating an ad within a minute! This is a great way to not only get your own cogs turning but to view other people’s submissions as well. 


🧪 Alpha Beta Gamer  - Want to get some experience testing games? This website is regularly updated with tons of alpha and beta games ready for sign-ups for testing! 


🎨 Character Design - In this playlist, Christophe Young goes through his process of character design: 

1. Character Structure (Pose)

2. Costume Design - Modeling

3. Costume Design - Detailing

4. Colour/Material Palette

5. Rendering

🦴 Rigging and Skinning - This handy article from Game Dev Insider goes through the rigging and skinning process necessary for animating a character.

Career Advice 

Do you struggle to focus during self-directed learning? Here are a few tools you can use to help with your organization and concentration! 

🍅 Pomofocus - Pomofocus is an online Pomodoro timer! The Pomodoro Technique refers to a time management method of breaking up work into 25-minute intervals with regular breaks. This online timer allows you to schedule these times and will let you know once the time has ended. This can be useful for people who struggle to begin working, or find themselves spending hours doing a task, as regular breaks are just as important! 

⚔️ Habitica - Habitica is a free habit and productivity app that takes the concept of RPG gaming and applies it to your tasks! This gamification tool will reward you for completing your self-set tasks with character level-ups, unlockable attire and quests! It will also punish you for missing deadlines by making your character lose HP. This tool is worth checking out if you struggle to motivate yourself 

📝 Notion - Notion is a project management and note-taking software that is completely free for personal use. It is highly customizable and you can think of it as a virtual journal! You can create different pages depending on your needs such as a to-do list, a finance page with spreadsheets, or even a chilled-out home page! Here’s a YouTube video showing you how can customize your Notion to fit your needs and aesthetic.




💡 WBD Access x Rocksteady Studios Games Academy

Warner Bros. Discovery Access has partnered with Rocksteady Studios and NextGen Skills Academy to create a hybrid 12-week skills development programme focusing on developing your skills and knowledge of the games industry. Some parts of the course will take place in London, and costs will be covered by the programme. 


In this course you will:  

- Be led through a bespoke curriculum which covers a variety of disciplines -  Audio, Art, Games Design or Quality Assurance – and is all led by industry professionals.

- Learn about how to build your network; what good communication looks like in a Games Studio setting; how to put together a portfolio of work to help you progress in your career

- Get insight into a real work environment and attend masterclasses and sessions with professionals at all different levels of their careers

- Work on a live brief and get feedback from the team at Rocksteady Studios

- Get feedback, support and advice on your career progression


Submissions are open until the 23rd of September!

Design Workout 

As we mentioned previously, our next design workout theme is: 


⛸️ Skating ⛸️


To celebrate the release of Rollerdrome our newest design workout brief is about all things skating!

We are happy to announce that we will have special guest judges from Roll7, creators of the newly released ‘Rollerdrome’ and previously ‘OliOli World’.

This brief will be ongoing until the 11th of September and in order for your imaginations to glide freely, we want you to take the keyword of ‘skating’ and create whatever comes to mind! Rollerskating, ice skating, skateboarding, figure skating, roller derby, hockey, and more!

Join our discord now to take part! And, take a look at the inspiration thread we created to help inspire your creations.

We'll be sending out another email soon with more details about the workout and why taking part can benefit you.

Highlighted Post ⭐ 

Take a look at this awesome video tutorial on how to create warbles in your assets to make your renders more realistic using Blender.

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

Copyright © 2022 Into Games, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp